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PA-5400 Series Front Panel

Learn about the components located on the front of the PA-5400 Series firewall.
The following image shows the front panel of the PA-5410, PA-5420, PA-5430, PA-5440
, and PA-5445
firewalls. The table describes each front panel component.
Ethernet ports 1 through 8
Eight RJ-45 10Mbps/100Mbps/1Gbps/2.5Gbps/5Gbps/10Gbps ports for network traffic.
Port 1 is a Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) port. The ZTP port can be used to automate the on-boarding of new firewalls to a Panorama management server. To use the ZTP port, read how to boot the firewall in ZTP mode.
SFP+ ports 9 through 20
Ports 9 through 20 are SFP (1Gbps) or SFP+ (10Gbps) based on the installed transceiver.
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.
SFP28 ports 21 through 24
Four SFP28 (25Gbps) ports that also support 1Gbps/SFP and 10Gbps/SFP+ modules.
The FEC setting of the remote endpoint must be set to RS-FEC to ensure that the link remains up.
QSFP28 ports 25 through 44
Four form-factor pluggable (QSFP+/QSFP28) 40Gbps/100Gbps Ethernet ports. Each interface supports breakout mode to create four 10Gbps or four 25Gbps ports each.
  • Ports 25, 26, 27, and 28 break out from port 41
  • Ports 29, 30, 31, and 32 break out from port 42
  • Ports 33, 34, 35, and 36 break out from port 43
  • Ports 37, 38, 39, and 40 break out from port 44
Refer to Interpret the PA-5400 Series LEDs to view the LED behavior of these ports.
Setting the interface speed to
defaults the ports to breakout mode. Manually setting the interface speed allows you to use each individual port.
HSCI port
One 40Gbps port that can be used to connect two PA-5400 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-5400 Series firewalls that are physically located near each other, Palo Alto Networks recommends that you use an active or passive QSFP+ cable.
For installations where the two firewalls are not near each other and you cannot use an active or passive QSFP+ cable, use a standard QSFP+ transceiver and the appropriate cable length.
HA1-A and HA1-B ports
Two SFP+ 1Gbps/10Gbps 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.
MGT port
Use this SFP+ 1Gbps/10Gbps 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.
The management port supports copper and fiber SFP/SFP+ transceivers for 1G connectivity. For 10G connectivity, the management port only supports fiber SFP/SFP+ transceivers.
The Management port cannot be used to configure HA1 or HA1 backup. You must use the dedicated HA1-A and HA1-B ports.
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
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.
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.
LED status indicators
Eight LEDs that indicate the status of the firewall hardware components (see Interpret the PA-5400 Series LEDs).
System Drive Cover
Secures the device SSD.

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