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VM-Series on Azure Deployment Resources

Welcome to the Palo Alto Networks VM-Series on Azure resource page. This area provides information about VM-Series on Microsoft Azure to help you get started or find advanced architecture designs and other resources 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

Terraform Template that deploys a two-tier containerized application on AKS secured by VM-Series

Uses a Terraform template to deploy (2) two-tiered containerized applications (Guestbook app and a WordPress server) within an AKS cluster that is protected by the VM-Series in an Application Gateway/Load Balancer sandwich.

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Azure-FW-4-Interfaces

Deploys a VM-Series with 4 interfaces into an existing Microsoft Azure environment.

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Azure-FW-3-Interfaces

Deploys a VM-Series with 3 interfaces (1-MGMT and 2-Dataplane) into an existing Microsoft Azure environment.

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Multiple Azure interface variations

Several ARM templates for the VM-Series with varying options including multiple interfaces.

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Azure-2-Firewalls-Public-Load-Balancer

Deploys a Public Azure Load Balancer in front of 2 VM-Series firewalls with the following features:

  • The 2 firewalls are deployed with 4-8 interfaces. 1 MGMT and 3-7 data plane.
  • Static IP addresses are assigned to the interfaces based on the input in the starting ip address fields.

Note: This template deploys into existing VNETs and storage accounts within the same region. As a result, the storage account and VNET must be created before deploying this template.

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Managed Scale and Resiliency for the VM-Series on Microsoft Azure

An ARM template that deploys two VM-Series firewalls between a pair of Azure load balancers to deliver managed scale and high availability for internet facing applications.

Using VM-Series Firewalls to Secure Internet-Facing Web Workloads

This template creates a highly available VM-Series security solution for Azure for both inbound traffic and outbound traffic. It uses VM-Series firewall pairs coupled with Azure load balancers for a fully redundant security solution.

Auto Scaling the VM-Series-firewall on Azure v1.0

Templates and scripts that deploy Azure Load Balancers and the VM-Series firewalls to deliver security for internet facing applications. Allows for protecting of new or existing workloads.

Azure Transit VNet with the VM-Series

Deploys a Hub and Spoke architecture to centralize commonly used services such as security and secure connectivity. All traffic to and from the Spokes will 'transit' the Hub VNet and will be protected by the VM-Series next generation firewall.

Azure Transit VNET architecture with auto scaling VM-Series in application spoke

Deploys a Hub and Spoke architecture to centralize commonly used services such as security and secure connectivity. All traffic to and from the Spokes will 'transit' the Hub VNET and will be protected by the VM-Series next generation firewall. Version 1.1 adds ability to do auto scaling for VM-Series to protect Internet facing applications running in a spoke VNET.

Two tier application environment protected by VM-Series

ARM template that deploys a two-tiered web/DB application environment secured by a VM-Series firewall. Template includes relevant User-Defined Route (UDR) tables to send all traffic through the VM-Series firewall.

Terraform two tier application environment protected by VM-Series

A Terraform Template that deploys two-tiered web/DB application environment secured by a VM-Series firewall.

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Azure VM Monitoring

Python script that harvests Azure VM properties and publishes them as IP-tag mappings that can be used in a Dynamic Address Group.

Discussions

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03-17-2023

Custom PAN-OS Metrics Published for Monitoring

Hi Folks, I'm looking to setup some alerts in Azure based of the PAN-OS custom metrics which are published to Application Insights. First - Doe...

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03-23-2023

Slow webpage Load times

Have two Firewalls setup in azure with LB on the trust interface side and no LB on the untrust side. I am experiencing slow web page load times. So...

107 3
02-28-2023

Second VMSeries on Azure in the same Resource group/VNET

Any one knows, How to deploy a second VMseries on the same Resource group/VNET?

253 1
03-09-2023

VM Series in Azure - Active/Passive or Active/Active

Hello I have currently 1 firewall VM-Series deployed on Azure. We plan to deploy a second for HA. My question is : is-it recommanded to configur...

733 20
02-23-2023

MS-Azure - PA - active-active HA setup

Good Day, Does azure deployment support PA in active-active HA setup? documents in PA end refers only active-passive setup. Has anyone deployed ...

240 0
02-22-2023

HA in Azure with Extra Zones

Hi all, I've setup 2 VM series in HA in Azure for north-south traffic and it works well with the floating IP moving after a few minutes during f...

251 0
03-02-2023

Monitoring of external ip configured for vpn in Palo Alto vm firewalls deployed in Azure

Hi All, We have 2 Palo Alto VM firewalls (A: Primary & B: Secondary) deployed in Active/Passive mode for high-availability. These firewalls are ...

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Blogs

Prisma Cloud Data Security for Azure Is Now Available

11-09-2022 — Prisma Cloud helps protect your data across multicloud environments with exposure analysis, sensitive data detection, and malware detection. Protect your data across multicloud environments with exposure analysis, sensitive data detection, and ...

Labels: Azure Prisma Cloud Prisma Cloud Data Security
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VM-Series Virtual Firewalls Integrate with Azure Gateway Load Balancer

10-17-2022 — Azure Gateway Load Balancer helps to easily deploy, scale, and manage VM-Series firewalls referred to as Network Virtual Appliances (NVAs) in Azure.

Labels: Azure VM-Series VM-Series on Azure
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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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Azure Transit VNET Single Arm Deployment Architecture

08-11-2022 — Learn how to build an architecture that can handle all the flow patterns in a one arm security deployment.

Labels: Azure cloud VM-Series
2286 3 1 by in Blogs

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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Articles

Here's What You Missed — June Rewind

07-01-2021 — Catch up on everything the LIVEcommunity was up to during the month of June!

Labels: community news VM-Series on Azure
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Open Source VM-Series Terraform Modules

05-04-2021 — A set of modules for using Palo Alto Networks VM-Series firewalls to provide control and protection to your applications running on Azure Cloud.

Labels: Strata Configure Strata Deploy Terraform VM-Series VM-Series on Azure
3186 by in Quickplay Solutions Archived Articles

Here's What You Missed - April Rewind

05-03-2021 — LIVEcommunity April Rewind It’s a new month so you know what that means… time for our monthly rewind! Let’s take a look back at April and see all of the exciting announcements and initiatives shared on the LIVEcommunity. It's Here - The Enhan...

Labels: April community Community Updates News VM-Series on Azure
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Firewall VM-Series

10-15-2020 — Firewall VM-Series: Overview (2 hrs) AWS (1.5 hrs) Azure (1.5 hrs) GCP (1.5 hrs)

Labels: cloud VM-Series on AWS VM-Series on Azure
3113 1 by in Digital Learning Articles