PA-400 Series Front Panel

Learn about the PA-400 Series firewall front-panel components.
The front panels of the PA-440, PA-450, and PA-460 firewalls are identical. The following image shows the front panel of the PA-440 and the table describes each front panel component.
Item
Component
Description
1
Ethernet ports
Eight RJ-45 10/100/1000Mbps ports for network traffic.
You can set the link speed and duplex mode or choose auto-negotiate.
2
MGT port
Use this Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps 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.
3
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 Micro USB Console Port for more information and to download the Windows driver or to learn how to connect from a Mac or Linux computer.
4
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
5
USB port
Use this port to bootstrap the firewall.
Bootstrapping enables you to provision the firewall with a specific PAN-OS configuration and then license it and make it operational on your network.
6
LED status indicators
Six LEDs that indicate the status of the firewall hardware components (see Interpret the LEDs on a PA-400 Series Firewall).
The following image shows the front panel of the PA-410 and the table describes each front panel component.
Item
Component
Description
1
LED status indicators
Three LEDs that indicate the status of the firewall hardware components (see Interpret the LEDs on a PA-400 Series Firewall).
2
CONSOLE port
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
3
USB ports
Use one of the two ports to bootstrap the firewall.
Bootstrapping enables you to provision the firewall with a specific PAN-OS configuration and then license it and make it operational on your network.
4
Ethernet Ports
MGT Port
One Ethernet10/100/1000Mbps port (located beside the “MGT” label) that is used toaccess the managementweb interface and performadministrative tasks. Thefirewall also uses this portfor management services,such as retrieving licensesand updating threat andapplication signatures.
Ethernet Ports
Seven RJ-4510/100/1000Mbps ports fornetwork traffic.You can set the link speed and duplex mode or choose autonegotiate.
To view system firmware versions for any of the PA-400 Series firewalls, use the following CLI command:
admin@PA-400>
show system firmware

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