The PA-7000 Series firewalls (PA-7050 and PA-7080) are
high performance modular firewalls designed for large enterprise
and carrier class environments. These multi-blade chassis can leverage
either AC or DC power and have hot-swappable Network Processing
Cards (NPCs) to allow for expansion as needs grow. You can install
up to six NPCs in the PA-7050 firewall and up to ten NPCs in the
PA-7080 firewall. These firewalls also include a dedicated high
availability (HA) control port (HA1), as well as two dedicated 80Gb
QSFP HA ports for HA2 (data link) and HA3 (packet forwarding) functions.
These dedicated HA ports enable PA-7000 Series firewalls to function
with full hardware redundancy in either an active/passive or active/active
configuration. Additionally, to improve logging performance, the firewalls
use a dedicated log card to handle all log processing tasks.
First Supported PAN-OS® Software Release:
The minimum supported PAN-OS software also varies based on the
installed components. For example, if you install a PA-7000 20GQXM
NPC, the firewall must have PAN-OS 7.1 or later installed. In the
PAN-OS 9.0 release, there are also requirements to install newer
components based on the installed hardware. For example, if you
install the PA-7000-100G-NPC in a PA-7050 firewall, you must also install
the PA-7050 second-generation fan trays (PA-7050-FANTRAY-L-A (left)
and PA-7050-FANTRAY-R-A (right)). For more information on these
requirements, see PA-7000
Series Firewall Module and Interface Card Information.