The requirements listed on this page are specific to the use of NETLAB+ for delivering Palo Alto® Networks Academy courses. These requirements must be followed in addition to the NETLAB+ System Requirements.

Required Hardware Components

The following interactive diagram and table lists required hardware components.

Virtualization

NETLAB+ integrates with VMware vSphere to provide remote PC support.

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1 NETLAB+ Server NETLAB+® is a server appliance with all software pre-installed. NETLAB+ Overview
2 VMware vCenter VMware vCenter enables you to manage the resources of multiple ESXi hosts and allows you to monitor and manage your physical and virtual infrastructure. NETLAB+ integrates with VMware vCenter to assist the administrator with installing, replicating and configuring virtual machine pods. vCenter Requirements
3 VMware ESXi Physical VMware ESXi servers host the virtual machines in your pods. Virtualization using ESXi is performed on separate physical servers, not included with NETLAB+. You can interface with multiple ESXi servers if necessary. Recommended Hardware for ESXi

Topology Specific Requirements

Details pertinent to specific topologies are available by selecting a Palo Alto topology on the topologies page.