Connect Cables to a PA-5400 Series Firewall

Learn about the location of each port on the PA-5400 Series firewall and which cable corresponds to it.
After you Connect Power to a PA-5400 Series Firewall, connect your management computer to the management port (MGT) on the firewall so you can begin the initial configuration. You can optionally connect your management computer to the console port, which provides a serial connection to the firewall and enables you to view the bootup messages and manage the firewall using the command line interface (CLI).
In PA-5410, PA-5420, and PA-5430 firewalls, the MGT and console ports are located on the front panel of the device. In the PA-5450 firewall, both the MGT and console ports are located on the Management Processor Card (MPC). You then configure the ethernet ports on the front of the device or on the Networking Card (NC) depending on which PA-5400 Series firewall you have. Finally, you connect these ports to your switch or router.
If you install two matching firewalls in a high availability configuration, you will also connect HA cables between the two appliances (see HA Links and Backup Links).
The following image shows the PA-5410, PA-5420, and PA-5420 cable connections. To install cable guides, see PA-5400 Series Firewall Equipment Rack Installation.
The next image shows the PA-5450 firewall cable connections. To install cable guides, see PA-5400 Series Firewall Equipment Rack Installation.

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