PA-7000 Series Firewall LPC and AMC Component Descriptions

The following image shows the Log Processing Card (LPC) and Advanced Mezzanine Cards (AMCs) and the table describes each component.
Item
Component
Description
1
LPC
Log Processing Card (LPC) that processes all logs and then stores the logs on the four Advanced Mezzanine Cards (AMCs) that contain one disk drive each.
2
AMC
Four Advanced Mezzanine Cards (AMCs) and drives used for log storage. The AMC is a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) card that houses a disk drive and connects the drive to the LPC.
Each AMC contains one 1TB or 2TB 2.5” SATA disk drive. The first two drives on the left (A1 and A2) are in a RAID 1 pair and the next two drives on the right (B1 and B2) are also configured in a RAID 1 pair. If the AMCs contain 1TB drives the total log storage capacity is 2TBs; if the AMCs contain 2TB drives the total capacity is 4TBs.
You can upgrade the 1TB drives to 2TB drives as described in Increase Log Storage Capacity on a PA-7000 Series Firewall. To learn how to replace a failed drive, see Replace a PA-7000 Series Firewall LPC Drive.
3
Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) release handle.
Handle used to remove the AMC and disk drive from the LPC card. Pull the handle toward you to unlock and remove the AMC. After installing an AMC into the LPC, push the handle in to lock the AMC to the LPC.
4
AMC (disk drive) LED panel
Three LEDs that indicate drive activity, drive failure, and drive power. Top left is activity, bottom left is fault, and top right is power.
5
Mounting Screws
One screw on each side of the LPC that you use to secure the LPC to the chassis.
6
LPC installation and removal hardware
Release levers and screws that you use to install and remove the LPC card.
The LPC uses 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 toward you to release the card from the chassis.
When installing the card, push the outer lever in to lock the inner lever.
The left and right inner levers have micro-switches that power off the card when the levers are pulled to release the outer levers.

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