02-19-2017 04:56 PM
For those who runs the VM Firewall in your home test lab enivronment, can you share your choice of hypervisor, also your current detail hardware spec? I am interested to setup a home lab ESXi server for testing PAN firewall and other projects as well. But looking for hardware to support SR-IOV and DPDK seems to be very expensive. If this is for lab testing or to use it to replace the home firewall (PA200), do I really need SR-IOV and DPDK?
02-20-2017 11:34 AM - edited 02-20-2017 01:02 PM
SR-IO and DPDK only increases througput, no more no less
So it depends on your homelab requirements.
Do you want more than 600Mb Threat prevention throughput, you need SR-IO and DPDK and a vm100 or higher license
02-21-2017 08:19 AM
@Gertjan-HFG Let say I want to have a PA200 experience. If I have a VM50 license. What hardware do you need ( I am aware of I need 4.5GB of RAM minimum, 60+GB Disk space ),
02-21-2017 10:04 AM - edited 02-21-2017 10:05 AM
For PA200 performance with a VM-50 you don't need SR-IO and PCI passthrough
Speeds below are only valid for PAN-OS 8
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