Log Card Interface

  • Network > Interfaces > Ethernet
If you configure log forwarding on a PA-7000 Series firewall, you must configure one data port as type
Log Card
. This is because the traffic and logging capabilities of this firewall model exceed the capabilities of the management (MGT) interface. A log card data port performs log forwarding for syslog, email, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Panorama log forwarding, and WildFire™ file-forwarding.
You can configure only one port on the firewall as type
Log Card
. If you enable log forwarding but do not configure an interface with the
Log Card
type, you get an error when you attempt to commit your changes.
To configure a log card interface, select an Interface that is not configured (ethernet1/16, for example) and configure the settings described in the following table.
Log Card Interface Settings
Configured In
Description
Slot
Ethernet Interface
Select the slot number (1-12) of the interface.
Interface Name
The interface name is predefined and you cannot change it.
Comment
Enter an optional description for the interface.
Interface Type
Select
Log Card
.
IPv4
Ethernet Interface
Log Card Forwarding
If your network uses IPv4, define the following:
  • IP address
    —The IPv4 address of the port.
  • Netmask
    —The network mask for the IPv4 address of the port.
  • Default Gateway
    —The IPv4 address of the default gateway for the port.
IPv6
If your network uses IPv6, define the following:
  • IP address
    —The IPv6 address of the port.
  • Default Gateway
    —The IPv6 address of the default gateway for the port.
Link Speed
Ethernet Interface
Advanced
Select the interface speed in Mbps (
10
,
100
, or
1000
) or select
auto
(default) to have the firewall automatically determine the speed based on the connection. For interfaces that have a non-configurable speed,
auto
is the only option.
The minimum recommended speed for the connection is
1000
(Mbps).
Link Duplex
Select whether the interface transmission mode is full-duplex (
full
), half-duplex (
half
), or negotiated automatically based on the connection (
auto
). The default is
auto
.
Link State
Select whether the interface status is enabled (
up
), disabled (
down
), or determined automatically based on the connection (
auto
). The default is
auto
.

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