PA-1400 Series Front Panel

Learn about the PA-1400 Series firewall front-panel components.
The following image shows the front panel of the PA-1410 and PA-1420 firewalls and the table describes each front panel component.
Item
Component
Description
1
Ethernet ports 1 through 12
Twelve RJ-45 ports for network traffic. The link speed and link duplex are auto-negotiate only.
PA-1410
  • Ports 1 through 8 — 10Mbps/100Mbps/1Gbps
  • Ports 9 through 12 — 10Mbps/100Mbps/1Gbps/2.5Gbps/5Gbps
PA-1420
  • Ports 1 through 4 — 10Mbps/100Mbps/1Gbps
  • Ports 5 through 12 — 10Mbps/100Mbps/1Gbps/2.5Gbps/5Gbps
On both the PA-1410 and PA-1420, ports 9, 10, 11, and 12 are Power Over Ethernet (PoE) ports. They can be configured to transfer power to a connected device. Refer to the PAN-OS Networking Admin Guide for PoE configuration information.
2
SFP ports 13 through 22
Ten SFP (1Gbps) or SFP+ (10Gbps) ports based on the installed transceiver.
PA-1410
  • Ports 13 through 18 — 1Gbps
  • Ports 19 through 22 — 10Gbps
PA-1420
  • Ports 13 and 14 — 1Gbps
  • Ports 15 through 22 — 10Gbps
The SFP ports can be remapped as HA-1 ports via PAN-OS or Panorama. These remapped HA-1 ports offer high availability connectivity over a longer distance than what is permitted by the HA1-A and HA1-B ports listed below.
3
HSCI port
One SFP+ (10Gbps) port (supports both SFP and SFP+ transceivers or cables).
Use this port to connect two PA-1400 Series firewalls in a high availability (HA) configuration as follows:
  • In an active/passive configuration, this port is for HA2 (data link).
  • In an active/active configuration, you can configure this port for HA2 and HA3. HA3 is used for packet forwarding for asymmetrically routed sessions that require Layer 7 inspection for App-ID and Content-ID.
The HSCI ports must be connected directly between the two firewalls in the HA configuration (without a switch or router between them). When directly connecting the HSCI ports between two PA-1400 Series firewalls that are physically located near each other, Palo Alto Networks recommends that you use a passive SFP+ cable.
For installations where the two firewalls are not near each other and you cannot use a passive SFP+ cable, use a standard SFP+ transceiver and the appropriate cable length.
4
HA1-A and HA1-B ports
Two RJ-45 10Mbps/100Mbps/1000Mbps ports for high availability (HA) control.
If the firewall dataplane restarts due to a failure or manual restart, the HA1-B link will also restart. If this occurs and the HA1-A link is not connected and configured, then a split brain condition occurs. Therefore, we recommend that you connect and configure the HA1-A ports and the HA1-B ports to provide redundancy and to avoid split brain issues.
5
MGT port
Use this Ethernet 10Mbps/100Mbps/1000Mbps port to access the management web interface and perform administrative tasks. The firewall also uses this port for management services, such as retrieving licenses and updating threat and application signatures.
6
CONSOLE port (RJ-45)
Use this port to connect a management computer to the firewall using a 9-pin serial-to-RJ-45 cable and terminal emulation software.
The console connection provides access to firewall boot messages, the Maintenance Recovery Tool (MRT), and the command line interface (CLI).
If your management computer does not have a serial port, use a USB-to-serial converter.
Use the following settings to configure your terminal emulation software to connect to the console port:
  • Data rate: 9600
  • Data bits: 8
  • Parity: None
  • Stop bits: 1
  • Flow control: None
7
USB port
A USB port that accepts a USB flash drive with a bootstrap bundle (PAN-OS configuration).
Bootstrapping speeds up the process of configuring and licensing the firewall to make it operational on the network with or without internet access.
8
CONSOLE port (Micro USB)
Use this port to connect a management computer to the firewall using a standard Type-A USB-to-micro USB cable.
The console connection provides access to firewall boot messages, the Maintenance Recovery Tool (MRT), and the command line interface (CLI).
Refer to the Micro USB Console Port page for more information and to download the Windows driver or to learn how to connect from a Mac or Linux computer.
9
LED status indicators
Nine LEDs that indicate the status of the firewall hardware components (see Interpret the PA-1400 Series Status LEDs).

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