Replace a PA-7000 Series Log Forwarding Card (LFC)

Learn how to replace a PA-7000 Log Forwarding Card (LFC).
If the LFC fails, the chassis reboots and will attempt to recover the LFC. If the LFPC continues to fail and the chassis reboots more than 3 times in 30 minutes, it enters maintenance mode at which time you must power off the chassis until you replace the LFC.
There is one LFC model used for both the PA-7050 and PA-7080 firewalls and the procedure is the same except that, on the PA-7050 firewall, you must install the LFC in slot 8 while on the PA-7080 firewall, you must install the LFC in slot 7.
  1. Power off the chassis and disconnect the power source to the chassis.
  2. 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).
  3. Loosen the thumb screws on each side of the LFC.
  4. Remove the LFC by pulling the inner release lever to unlock the outer release lever and then use the outer release lever to pull the LFC out of the chassis.
    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. When installing the card, push the outer lever in to lock the inner lever.
    PA-7050 LFC
    PA-7080 LFC
  5. Remove the new LFC from the antistatic bag. Slide the LFC into the LFC slot, 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 small notches located near the hinge of the card levers are used to fully seat the card into the back connector of the slot. To prevent damage, ensure that the notches line up with the chassis so that when you close the levers, the levers fully seat the card into the backplane connectors.
  6. Tighten the thumb screws on each side of the LFC to secure it to the chassis.

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