VM deployments using Terraform - can and can't do's

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VM deployments using Terraform - can and can't do's

L3 Networker

Hi All,

a newby question on the abilities of terraform

the goal is to auto deploy VM FWs to AWS with as little human involvement as possible for DR events, scaling and new creations - to what extent is this possible?


basic steps required:

deploy a VM to AWS using terraform

bootstrapping (base config, hardening,hostname,mgmt int config etc etc)

license install and DB updates

these will be Panorama manged - so ability to auto register back into panorama if possible, and for panorama to automate template assignment, commit etc 


thanks in adv


L5 Sessionator

I'd recommend taking a look through the SWFW (software firewall) content in pan.dev: https://pan.dev/swfw

You will get to areas like this where there are several Reference Architectures listed and described, with direct links to Terraform Registry and GitHub with code you can use to deploy such scenarios. Or take the HCL code as your starting point and modify it for your scenario.

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L3 Networker

Thanks Jimmy.. will do so.

Thank you for answering, I appreciate you.

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