Ansible collection for easy automation of Palo Alto Networks next generation firewalls and Panorama, in both physical and virtual form factors.

PAN-OS Ansible Collection

CI Version on Galaxy

Ansible collection that automates the configuration and operational tasks on Palo Alto Networks Next Generation Firewalls, both physical and virtualized form factors, using the PAN-OS API.

Tested Ansible Versions

This collection is tested with the most current Ansible releases. Ansible versions before 2.14 are not supported.

Python Version

The minimum python version for this collection is python 3.9.


Install this collection using the Ansible Galaxy CLI:

ansible-galaxy collection install paloaltonetworks.panos


Refer to modules by their full FQCN:

    - name: Get the system info
        provider: '{{ device }}'
        cmd: 'show system info'
      register: res

    - name: Show the system info
        msg: '{{ res.stdout }}'

(Note that use of the collections key is now discouraged)

Releasing, changelogs, versioning and deprecation

There is currently no intended release frequency for major and minor versions. The intended frequency of patch versions is never, they are released for fixing issues or to address security concerns.

Changelog details are created automatically and more recently can be found here, but also the full history is here.

Semantic versioning is adhered to for this project.

Deprecations are done by version number, not by date or by age of release. Breaking change deprecations will only be made with major versions.


As of version 2.12.2, this Collection of Ansible Modules for PAN-OS is certified on Ansible Automation Hub and officially supported for Ansible subscribers. Ansible subscribers can engage for support through their usual route towards Red Hat.

For those who are not Ansible subscribers, this Collection of Ansible Modules is also published on Ansible Galaxy to be freely used under an as-is, best effort, support policy. These scripts should be seen as community supported and Palo Alto Networks will contribute our expertise as and when possible. We do not provide technical support or help in using or troubleshooting the components of the project through our normal support options such as Palo Alto Networks support teams, or ASC (Authorized Support Centers) partners and backline support options. The underlying product used (the VM-Series firewall) by the scripts or templates are still supported, but the support is only for the product functionality and not for help in deploying or using the template or script itself.

Unless explicitly tagged, all projects or work posted in our GitHub repository (at or sites other than our official Downloads page on are provided under the best effort policy.

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