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VM-Series on AWS Deployment Resources

Welcome to the Palo Alto Networks VM-Series on AWS resource page. Here you will find resources about VM-Series on AWS to help you get started with advanced architecture designs and other tools to help accelerate your VM-Series deployment. Engage the community and ask questions in the discussion forum below.

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Templates, Scripts and Deployment Resources

Amazon GuardDuty to VM-Series Integration

Uses an AWS Lambda function to feed Amazon GuardDuty threat intelligence to the VM-Series for security policy execution.

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Auto Scaling the VM-Series on AWS

A set of templates and scripts that deploys an AWS Load Balancer sandwich and the VM-Series firewalls to deliver an Auto Scaling solution for securing internet facing applications.

Auto Scaling the VM-Series on AWS

A set of templates and scripts that deploys an AWS Load Balancer sandwich and the VM-Series firewalls to deliver an Auto Scaling solution for securing internet facing applications.

Auto Scaling the VM-Series on AWS

A set of templates and scripts that deploys an AWS Load Balancer sandwich and the VM-Series firewalls to deliver an Auto Scaling solution for securing internet facing applications.

Auto Scaling VM-Series firewalls on AWS Version 2.1

A set of templates and scripts that deploys AWS Load Balancers and the VM-Series firewalls to deliver an Auto Scaling solution for securing internet facing applications. New in this version is the ability to protect existing workloads as well as net new.

Auto Scaling GlobalProtect on AWS

A sample prototype for Auto Scaling GlobalProtect on AWS.

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Auto Scaling the VM-Series on AWS with Terraform

Terraform Template that deploys an AWS Load Balancer sandwich and the VM-Series firewalls to enable Auto Scaling.

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ALB/NLB Load Balancer sandwich for managed scale/high availability

Templates and scripts that deploy an AWS ALB/NLB Load Balancer sandwich and two VM-Series firewalls to deliver managed scale and high availability for inbound applications.

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Palo Alto Networks NAT Rule Updater

A process for keeping NAT rule destination IPs in sync with changing Elastic Load Balancer VIPs. A Lambda function is used to retrieve the latest ELB VIPs and updates the NAT destination IP if necessary. The process uses naming conventions and instance tagging for configuration.

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Hybrid arch/two tier application environment protected by VM-Series

Sample AWS CloudFormation Template that deploys a two-tiered web/DB application environment secured by a VM-Series firewall.

AWS two-tier sample deployed with Terraform

Terraform template that deploys a two-tier web/DB application on AWS secured by a bootstrapped VM-Series firewall.

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AWS two-tier sample deployed with Terraform & Ansible

Deploys a two-tiered web/DB and bootstrapped VM-Series firewall using a Terraform Template. The VM-Series is then configured using Ansible scripts.

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Transit VPC with the VM-Series on AWS

The AWS Transit VPC is a highly scalable architecture that provides centralized security and connectivity services. Our VM-Series integration with the Transit VPC allows for a fully automated method of securely attaching subscribing (spoke) VPCs to the transit VPC.

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Transit VPC Manual Build Step-by-Step Guide

Guides user through the process of building a Transit VPC with the VM-Series. Once completed, the user will have built a Hub, and 3 subscribing VPC spokes.

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AWS Transit Gateway – Manual Build

Step by step guide to deploying a Transit Gateway within a Transit VPC with the VM-Series.

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Transit VPC CloudFormation Template

CloudFormation Template that a automates the deployment of a Transit Gateway within a Transit VPC with the VM-Series.

Transit Gateway Deployment for North/South and East/West Inspection

Terraform Template that a automates the deployment of a Transit Gateway within a Transit VPC with the VM-Series.

Using User-ID to block malicious source IPs

Enables the VM-Series to block malicious source IP addresses when deployed behind a Source NAT device like an AWS ALB by feeding X-Forward-For header to User-ID.

Discussions

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01-06-2023

Auto-attaching VM series to Panorama in AWS

I am trying to boot and auto-attach a VM series FW to Panorama in AWS. I am specifying the user-data as follows: type=dhcp-clienthostname=aws-pa...

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01-16-2023

AWS VM-Series GWLB - Interface Unknown

From what i can tell this is normal but would like to validate that this is correct. The speed and duplex show ukn/ukn.. I believe this is okay as ...

218 1
12-18-2022

VM-Series configuration sync in aws GWLB architecture

Hi, Can someone help me to know how I can synchronise VM-Series configurations in aws Gateway Load Balancer architecture with two VM-Series instan...

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11-22-2022

Videos for AWS GWLB and Azure GWLB integration with Palo Alto

As I see many people doing AWS GWLB or Azure GWLB integration with Palo Alto there are good Live Community videos for that in Youtube: https:/...

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11-21-2022

AWS IPSec tunnel active/active HA with BGP

Looking for some help here. I have an ongoing case with support concerning AWS tunnel issues. My production FWs are active/active but not in sync. ...

349 0
11-29-2022

Paloalto VM Series VPC Peering support on AWS

Tested traffic within a same VPC it's working fine, use ENI of paloalto's LAN interface as a target But I have no idea, when we have 2 VPC (VPC-...

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11-11-2022

Packets loss but no drops - VM Series, AWS, GWLB

i have a server sending traffic on 443 through GWLB to my Palos and out to the internet The logs all say 'aged out' Packet capture reveals th...

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Blogs

New Features in the August 2022 Cloud Integration Releases

09-20-2022 — Find out about the new features of the August 2022 Cloud Integration Release.

Labels: AWS Cisco ACI cloud CN-Series gcp Panorama plugin
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Defense-in-Depth Strategy With WAF and VM-Series NGFW

08-25-2022 — A look at the capabilities of web application firewalls (WAS) and Palo Alto Networks' VM-Series NGFW when working together and apart.

Labels: AWS Azure cloud NGFW VM-Series
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Getting Started with Prisma Cloud - “Cloud Network Analyzer”

07-27-2022 — The Cloud Network Analyzer engine on Prisma Cloud helps determine the Network exposure of your cloud assets and secure them from Network threats by providing an end-to-end path analysis. At the time of this blog, the Network Analyzer is only suppo...

Labels: AWS Azure Cloud Security Compute Edition Investigation Misconfiguration Network Exposure Network Perimeter Path Visibility Prisma Cloud RQL
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Cloud NGFW Versus VM-Series: Comparison Chart

06-23-2022 — Find out how Palo Alto Networks’ Cloud NGFW for AWS and VM-Series compare when it comes to elevating your security posture. Find out how Palo Alto Networks’ Cloud NGFW for AWS and VM-Series compare when it comes to elevating your security posture.

Labels: AWS Cloud NGFW Cloud NGFW for AWS VM-Series VM-Series on AWS
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What's New in Cloud NGFW for AWS

06-10-2022 — Palo Alto Networks recently added region expansion, a free trial, and programmatic access to its Cloud NGFW for AWS.

Labels: AWS cloud Cloud NGFW for AWS
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Articles

VM-Series with Alibaba Cloud HAVIP

09-09-2021 — Alibaba Cloud recently introduced a feature called HAVIP allow VM-Series firewalls to be deployed in active/standby mode.

Labels: Alibaba Alibaba Cloud VM-Series VM-Series on AWS
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VM-Series with Alibaba Cloud CEN Transit Router

09-09-2021 — With CEN-TR, VM-Series firewalls can be deployed in a Security VPC to protect inbound, outbound and east/west traffic between a large number of VPCs on Alibaba Cloud.

Labels: Alibaba Alibaba Cloud VM-Series VM-Series on AWS
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Packet Flow in the AWS Gateway Load Balancer—Outbound

06-10-2021 — A step-by-step walkthrough of a connection from a client in an AWS environment utilizing the Transit Gateway and Gateway Load Balancer to an internet-based server.

Labels: AWS Gateway Load Balancer GWLB TGW Transit Gateway VM-Series on AWS
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Packet Flow in the AWS Gateway Load Balancer—Inbound

06-10-2021 — A step-by-step walkthrough of a connection from an internet-based client to a server in the AWS environment that utilizes the Transit Gateway and Gateway Load Balancer.

Labels: AWS Gateway Loadbalancer GWLB TGW VM-Series on AWS
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Prisma Cloud Data Security is LIVE!

02-16-2021 — Prisma™ Cloud Data Security is purpose-built to address the challenges of discovering and protecting data at the scale and velocity common in public cloud environments. (view in My Videos) The Palo Alto Networks Prisma Cloud Data Security cour...

Labels: AWS VM-Series on AWS
1832 by in Digital Learning Articles