Palo Alto lab in VMware Workstation

L1 Bithead

Sorry guys, just mistyped. So, in my previous post I tried to ping Now I'm trying to ping and I get reponse. But why I can't ping the rest of the world and why I can't ping my router without specifying source address? 

L7 Applicator

Your issue is that as you mentioned your management interface is host only.

>> Network adapter 1 - Vmnet2 (Host-only) for Managament interface


All requests that go out from Palo by default use management interface.

And as this interface is connected to host-only network DNS requests never get out.


You should either configure management interface into NAT network or even better under

Device > Setup > Services > Service Route Configuration

Choose option "customize" and change DNS requests to go out from external interface.

Enterprise Architect @ Cloud Carib

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L3 Networker

+ 1 Raido.


Hi Guys,


l would use this configuration:


On VMware workstation:


network adapter = BRIDGED. This is actually your management interface and you don't see it in the network TAB of the device

network adapter 2 = VMnet(X) This is actually your first interface = ethernet1/1

network adapter 3 = VMnet(X) This is actually your first interface = ethernet1/2

network adapter 4 = VMnet(X) This is actually your first interface = ethernet1/3


Worked for me 100 times.  Need assistance, let me know. Can do a quick remote session.  



L1 Bithead

Hi Raido,


Finally, I have my PA work as intended. So, I did exactly as you adviced. Now I have:

Vmnet Bridged - for MGMT

Vmnet Bridged - for Intenet Interface

Vmnet LAN - - for LAN interface

Vmnet DMZ - - for DMZ interface


Thank you very much for your help. 





L0 Member

It works thanks for sharing 

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