thanks for the post.
You will have to wait until: "login" is displayed. With PA-HDF firewall is not accepting credentials yet. Details are in KB:
I am sorry for late response @MAlif
2 hours is far too long. Something is not right.
Could you try to attach serial port to VM? Could you also de-select floppy/optical disk from boot menu if it is there.
After this, try to boot PA VM again.
This appears to be the same issue that @TodorPetkov and I were experiencing. I believe the below steps will get you to the desrired "PA-VM login:" prompt:
I had the same issue when installing trial VM in VMware ESXi. I understand that there are 3 "login" prompts:
Ultimately you want to get the "PA-VM login" prompt to log in with the admin/admin credentials. However, it does not go past the first prompt when installing in VMware ESXi. The workaround I tried and was able to get working was by stopping the VM bootup process by typing "maint" immediately after startup. This has to be done rather quick as the VM boots up fast.
If successful, you must give it time as it is booting into Maintenance Mode.
Once in Maintenance Mode, select "Continue --> Disk Image --> Reinstall 10.x.x.
After some time it will display a successful result. Scroll all the way down to select Reboot option. After this you should be able to get the "PA-VM login:" prompt and you can proceed to log in with the default credentials.
Also, make sure to first add enough Network Adapters to your VM to connect to your virtual environment and to assign different Zones to those interfaces. Basically every NA will correspond to an interface on the FW.
Hope this helps!
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