This quick reference page provides a summary of the specifications of this topology. This single pod design supports the individual Cybersecurity Foundation v2, Cloud Security Fundamentals v2, Network Security Fundamentals v2, Security Operations Fundamentals v2, and SASE Fundamentals v1 labs-series. Please refer to the installation guides listed below for details.

The Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Foundation, Cloud Security Fundamentals, Network Security Fundamentals, and Security Operations Fundamentals labs are designed to have internet access. Due to the security and legal implications regarding accessing the Internet from within the pod, we require that NETLAB+ customers indicate their acceptance of the NETLAB+ Pod Internet Access and Use Agreement prior to obtaining access to the pod or content for this course.

You may request virtual machine templates for the Palo Alto Networks Fundamental Training pod from CSSIA.


Lab Topology


Virtual Machines

The virtual machines in the pod are listed in the table below.

Virtual Machine

Virtual Machine Templates

The Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA) provides virtual machine templates to install on the pod.

To request access to the preconfigured virtual machine templates from CSSIA:

  1. Go to the CSSIA Resources page:
  2. Select CSSIA VM Image Sharing Agreement.
  3. Complete and submit your access request by following the instructions on the request form.
  4. CSSIA will provide, via email, password-protected download links. Access to the download links is provided only to customers who are current with their NETLAB+ support contract and are participants in the appropriate partner programs (i.e., Cisco Networking Academy, VMware IT Academy, Red Hat Academy, and/or Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Academy).
  5. Once all virtual machines have been downloaded, they can be deployed following the steps in the appropriate pod installation guide. Each virtual machine is deployed individually.