Learn how to connect AC power to a PA-3200 Series firewall.
The following procedure describes how to connect
AC power to a PA-3200 Series firewall with AC power supplies.
power configuration (AC or DC) can be changed in the field. However,
you cannot install both an AC and DC power supply in the same firewall.
The firewall ships with AC power supplies (DC power supplies sold
To avoid injury
to yourself or damage to your Palo Alto Networks® hardware or the
data that resides on the hardware, read the Product Safety Warnings.
Remove the two nuts and star washers from the
ground studs on the back of the firewall and then remove the two-post
Crimp a 6AWG ground cable (not included) to the two-post
ground lug and then attach the ground lug to the ground studs on
the firewall. Replace the star washers and nuts and torque to 25
in-lbs. Connect the other end of the ground cable to earth ground.
Connect the AC power cord to power input 1 (PWR 1) and
connect a second power cord to power input 2 (PWR 2).
Secure the power cords to the power supplies using the
Connect the other end of the power cords to an AC power
source. After the first power supply is connected, the power supply
powers on, the input and output LEDs on the power supply turn green,
and the PWR LED and the power supply LED (PWR 1 or PWR 2) on the
front of the firewall turns green.
Connect the second power cord through
a different circuit breaker to provide power redundancy and to allow
for electrical circuit maintenance.