Install the Mandatory PA-7000 Series Firewall Front Slot Cards

The PA-7000 Series firewalls require a minimum of three cards that you install in the front slots of the chassis. These cards are shipped separately from the chassis and include the following: The Switch Management Card (SMC) provides management connectivity to the chassis and HA connectivity; the Log Processing Card (LPC) or the Log Forwarding Card (LFC) handles all log processing; and at least one Network Processing Card (NPC) must be installed to enable the firewall to process network traffic.
Although all front slot cards have protection to prevent damage if they are installed or removed when the chassis is powered, only the NPC is intended to be hot-swapped during normal operation.

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