Install the PA-7000 Series Firewall Switch Management Card
Lean how to install a PA-7000 Switch Management Card (SMC)
A Switch Management
Card (SMC) is required for chassis operation. On a PA-7050
firewall, you must install the SMC in slot 4 and on the PA-7080
firewall, you must install the SMC in slot 6.
are two versions of the PA-7050 SMC: version 1 and version 2.
The PA-7050 firewall must be running PAN-OS 6.1 or a later release
to recognize a version 2 SMC. The version 2 SMC uses the same install
and release levers as the LPC; the version 1 SMC does not. For more
details, see PA-7000
Series Firewall SMC Component Descriptions.
PA-7050 SMC and PA-7080 SMC are not interchangeable. Although both
cards have the same ports and LEDs, the back connectors and the
software is different. The hardware is also keyed in such a way
that you cannot install a PA-7050 SMC in a PA-7080 firewall and
Put the provided ESD wrist strap on your wrist ensuring
that the metal contact is touching your skin. Then attach (snap)
one end of the ground cable to the wrist strap and remove the alligator
clip from the banana clip on the other end of the ESD grounding
cable. Plug the banana clip end into one of the ESD ports located
on the front of the chassis before handling ESD sensitive hardware.
For details on the ESD port location, see PA-7050
Front Panel (AC) or PA-7080
Front Panel (AC).
Ensure that the chassis is powered off and disconnect the
Remove the SMC from the antistatic bag and slide it into the
front slot (slot 4 on a PA-7050 firewall or slot 6 on a PA-7080
firewall) until it is about 1/4-inch from being fully inserted.
Ensure that the handles are in the open position.
Close the handles and ensure that the SMC fully seats into
the SMC slot.
Tighten the thumb screws on each side of the SMC to secure
it to the chassis. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver if necessary.