VM-Series Firewalls Now Run on More Platforms

VM-Series virtual firewalls provide all the best-in-class, ML-powered capabilities of the Palo Alto Networks next-generation hardware firewall in a virtual machine form factor, so you can secure the environments that are vital for your competitiveness and innovation.

Palo Alto Networks has qualified VM-Series firewalls to run on more platforms. These platforms now include:

  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2019
    • starting with PAN-OS 9.0.11, PAN-OS 9.1.5, and PAN-OS 10.0.0
  • Azure VMware Solutions (AVS)
    • starting with PAN-OS 9.1.0 and PAN-OS 10.0.0. Requires Panorama Plugin for VMware NSX 3.2.0 or later
  • Openstack 13 (Queens)
    • starting with PAN-OS 9.1.5 and PAN-OS 10.0.2


Palo Alto Networks offers hypervisor version support on the VM-Series firewall for the following deployments.


Private Cloud Deployments

The following Private Clouds require a PAN-OS for VM-Series base image from the Palo Alto Networks Support Portal.

  • VM-Series for VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi)
  • VM-Series for VMware NSX-V
  • VM-Series for VMware NSX-T
  • VM-Series for KVM
  • VM-Series for Nutanix
  • VM-Series for Hyper-V
  • VM-Series for OpenStack
  • Cisco ACI: Hardware and VM-Series Firewalls in Cisco ACI


Public Cloud Deployments

  • Public Cloud Deployments Available from a Marketplace—AWS, Azure, GCP, and Oracle
  • Public Cloud Deployments Requiring a Base Image—Alibaba, Oracle, vCloud Air
  • VM-Series Firewall for Azure VMware Solution (Powered by NSX-T)

You can find more details in Palo Alto Networks’ Palo Alto Networks Compatibility Matrix document here.

Please contact your local Exclusive Networks Account Manager for more information on the Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Next Generation Firewalls.