After you Connect
Power to a PA-7000 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).
Both the MGT and console ports are located on the Switch Management
Card (SMC). You then configure the Network Processing Card (NPC)
ports and then 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 chassis
(see HA Links and Backup Links).