PA-7080 Front Panel (AC)
The following image shows the front panel of the PA-7080 firewall (with AC power supplies installed) and the table describes each front panel component.
Exhaust fan tray
Provides ventilation and cooling for the chassis. The fan trays are interchangeable, so you can install them in either fan tray slot.
During normal operation, the Power LED is green and the Fault LED is off. If an individual fan fails on the fan tray, the Power LED turns off and the red Fault LED illuminates.
Upper cable guide
Optional) Provides cable management to route Ethernet cables and the console cable. This item ships with the chassis but is not preinstalled.
Switch Management Card (SMC)
Provides management access to the chassis using a serial console cable connected to the Console port or an RJ-45 cable connected to the management (MGT) port. The SMC also has high availability (HA) ports and LED indicators that provide information on various chassis components. The SMC also stores PAN-OS, the configuration, and management logs (
IMPORTANT: The SMC is required to operate the chassis and a PA-7080 firewall, it must be installed in slot 6.
The SMC-B is shipped with four copper 1G transceivers for use in the MGT-A, MGT-B, HA1-A, and HA1-B ports. You can use these or replace them with a transceiver of your choice.
There are two PA-7050 SMC models as described in PA-7000 Series Firewall Switch Management Cards (SMCs).
The PAN-OS® software is preinstalled on the embedded solid-state drive (SSD) on the SMC.
Log Processing Card (LPC) (shown) or Log Forwarding Card (LFC)
There are two log card models:
IMPORTANT: You must have an LFC or LPC installed in slot 7 for chassis operation.
For more information, see PA-7000 Series Firewall Log Cards.
Network Processing Card (NPC)
Provides network connectivity.
On a PA-7080 firewall, you can install up to 10 NPCs (in slots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, and/or slot 12). You must have at least one NPC installed before the firewall can process network traffic.
For more information, see PA-7000 Series Firewall Network Processing Cards (NPCs).
Lower cable guide
Optional) Provides cable management to route fiber optic cables. This item ships with the chassis but is not preinstalled.
Air intake fan tray
Provides ventilation and cooling for the chassis. The fan tray is interchangeable, so you can install it in either fan tray slot.
During normal operation, the Power LED is green and the Fault LED is off. If an individual fan fail on the fan tray, the Power LED turns off and the red Fault LED illuminates.
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) ports
Provides a grounding point that you use when removing or installing chassis components. Secure the provided wrist strap end of the ESD strap around your wrist and plug the other end into one of the ESD ports.
Filters air entering the chassis. Periodically inspect the filter to ensure it is clean. The filter is not designed to be cleaned and it is recommended that you replace it every six months (depending on the environment).
Air intake vent
Provides air circulation for chassis cooling. Do not obstruct this vent.
AC power supplies
Provides power to the chassis using an AC power source.
For information on connecting power, see Connect Power to a PA-7000 Series Firewall.
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