View PA-5400 Series Firewall Power Statistics

Learn how to view and monitor the power consumption statistics of the PA-5400 Series firewall.
Use the following information to learn how to view active power statistics on a PA-5400 Series firewall to help you ensure power redundancy and to plan for growth. You can view the amount of power that each power supply is producing as well as the power rating for each hardware component.
The power numbers provided by the
show chassis power
command represent power calculated by the firewall power management software and does not represent the exact measured power. The difference allows margin for thermal conditions and component aging factors. This CLI output helps you know how much power is required to prevent the appliance from overloading under extreme conditions.
  1. Using a terminal emulator, such as PuTTY, launch an SSH session to the firewall.
    Run the following command:
    admin@PA-5450>
    show chassis power
  2. View the output for information on the status of each component and the current power rating.
For example, the following table shows the CLI output (in table format) from a PA-5450 with three power supplies installed. The output shows each front slot (1 to 7), the installed power supplies and fan trays, the status of each component, the rated power consumption for each component, and the amount of power produced by each power supply. The power supplies are labeled PS1 to PS4.
Example Power Output from a PA-5450 Firewall
Slot
Component
Card Status
Power (w)
Base Card
PA-5400-BC-A
Up
195
1
PA-5400-NC-A
Up
100
2
PA-5400-NC-A
Up
100
3
empty
4
PA-5400-DPC-A
Up
335
5
empty
6
empty
7
PA-5400-MPC-A
Up
152
FANTRAY 1
PA-5450-FAN
Present
193
FANTRAY 2
PA-5450-FAN
Present
193
FANTRAY 3
PA-5450-FAN
Present
193
FANTRAY 4
PA-5450-FAN
Present
193
PS1
PAN-PWR-2200W-AC
OK
2200 (+)
PS2
PAN-PWR-2200W-AC
OK
2200 (+)
PS3
empty
empty
PS4
PAN-PWR-2200W-AC
OK
2200 (+)
Provided:
Used:
Remaining
6600
1654
4946
As indicated in the last row of the table, the three 2200 watt power supplies provide 6600 watts and the installed hardware components (BC, MPC, DPC, NCs, and fans) use 1654 watts. If you subtract 1654 from 6600, there are 4946 watts of power remaining.

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