I know that VM-Series firewall requires VMware ESXi running vSphere 4.1 or 5.0.
But I don't have VMware right now on my laptop and only I have is Oracle VirtualBox 4.2.6 - just for tests and presentations (not for commercial purpose)
On VirtualBox I've already imported vmdk file but when I launch PA-VM I see: 'Welcome to the PanOS Bootloader. Hit any key to stop autoboot...' and nothing happens.
Does anyone knows how to run VM-Series firewall on VirtualBox?
I believe this is impossible based on the post by JohnaL:
I'm running a PA-VM in VMware workstation 9. It is important that your network adapters supports vmxnet3.
It runs smootly.
If VMware proprietary vmxnet3 adapters are "baked into" the VM series appliance and they are required, then there's no way to get the appliance to work in VirtualBox. The only way to even possibly get it to work is if some generic adapter were used in VirtualBox, that the VM series appliance kernel would happen to see and recognize as valid eth interfaces.
Sorry! I basically gave up after seeing that vmxnet3 was required as the adapter.
This also happens in VMware environments (delayed bootup) when you upgrade the "VM Hardware" compatibility past a certain level. I believe it has something to do with a virtual serial port or somesuch, but don't have the details at my fingertips.
I'm sure you could dig in the Palo Alto Networks documentation and find which VM Hardware versions are fully supported, and then look at what VMware changed in subsequent hareware compatibility updates/versions.
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