Palo Alto Networks Ansible Collection

Version: 2.19.1

The Palo Alto Networks Ansible collection is a collection of modules that automate configuration and operational tasks on Palo Alto Networks Next Generation Firewalls (both physical and virtualized) and Panorama. The underlying protocol uses API calls that are wrapped within the Ansible framework.

This is the module reference documentation. Other documentation including getting started tutorials, how-to guides and other background reading, can be found at


This collection has the following environment requirements:

  • Python 3.8 or higher

  • Ansible 2.9 or higher

Install the collection using ansible-galaxy:

ansible-galaxy collection install paloaltonetworks.panos

Then in your playbooks you can specify that you want to use the panos collection like so:

    - paloaltonetworks.panos


Collection Dependencies

  • pan-python

  • pan-os-python

  • xmltodict (certain modules only)

If you believe you have installed these dependencies but Ansible is not finding them, it is likely a problem with where your local shell is searching for installed dependencies and where Ansible is searching for them. Try running a simple panos_op playbook to run the command ‘show system info”, and if that errors out, compare the sys.path in the output against where you think Ansible looking for dependencies at.

Configuring ANSIBLE_PYTHON_INTERPRETER is probably the solution to this issue:


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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