Install the PA-7000 Series Firewall Log Forwarding Card (LFC)

Learn how to install a PA-7000 Series firewall Log Forwarding Card (LFC).
The Log Forwarding Card (LFC) is required for chassis operation and the same LFC model is used in both the PA-7050 and PA-7080 firewalls. On a PA-7050 firewall, you must install the LFC in slot 8 and on the PA-7080 firewall, you must install the LPC in slot 7.
  1. 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).
  2. Power off the chassis and disconnect the power cords.
  3. Remove the LFC from the antistatic bag and slide it into the log card slot (slot 8 on a PA-7050 firewall or slot 7 on a PA-7080 firewall) ensuring that the handles are in the open position. When the card is about 1/4-inch from being fully inserted, adjust the levers to align with the chassis and then close the levers to seat the card in place.
    The LFC has a double lever on each side of the card. After loosening the thumb screws, you must pull the inner lever toward you to unlock the outer lever from the chassis and then pull the outer lever to release the card from the chassis. When installing the card, when you push the outer lever in, it will lock the inner lever.
    The left and right inner levers have a micro-switch that will power off the card as soon as they are pulled to unlock the outer lever.
  4. Tighten the thumb screws on each side of the LFC to secure it to the chassis. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver if necessary.

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