The Log Processing Card (LPC) is a dedicated log card
(similar to the LFC)
that performs all logging functions and local log storage for the
dataplane logs. You can also configure the firewall to forward logs
from the LPC to an external log collection system that you define.
The LPC contains four disk drives used to store dataplane logs.
The disk drives are contained in Advanced Mezzanine Cards (AMCs)
that enables you to hot-swap a drive if it fails. The management logs
) are stored on an internal SSD located
on the SMC.
There is one LPC model used for both the PA-7050 and PA-7080
firewalls and there is no special configuration required for the
firewall to use the LPC for logging.
On the PA-7050 firewall, you must install the LPC in slot 8 and
on the PA-7080 firewall you must install the LPC in slot 7. The
LPC with at least one formatted drive must be installed for chassis
operation. During normal operation, all four drives should be installed
in two RAID 1 pairs for redundancy.