PA-7000 Series Layer 2 Interface

  • Network > Interfaces > Ethernet
Select NetworkInterfacesEthernet to configure a Layer 2 interface. click the name of an Interface (ethernet1/1, for example) that is not configured and specify the following information.
Layer 2 Interface Settings
Configured In
Interface Name
Ethernet Interface
The interface name is predefined and you cannot change it.
Enter an optional description for the interface.
Interface Type
Select Layer2.
Netflow Profile
If you want to export unidirectional IP traffic that traverses an ingress interface to a NetFlow server, select the server profile or click Netflow Profile to define a new profile (see Device > Server Profiles > NetFlow). Select None to remove the current NetFlow server assignment from the interface.
Ethernet InterfaceConfig
To enable switching between Layer 2 interfaces or to enable routing through a VLAN interface, select an existing VLAN or click VLAN to define a new VLAN (see Network > VLANs). Select None to remove the current VLAN assignment from the interface.
Virtual System
If the firewall supports multiple virtual systems and that capability is enabled, select a virtual system for the interface or click Virtual System to define a new vsys.
Security Zone
Select a Security Zone for the interface or click Zone to define a new zone. Select None to remove the current zone assignment from the interface.
Link Speed
Ethernet InterfaceAdvanced
Select the interface speed in Mbps (10, 100, or 1000) or select auto to have the firewall automatically determine the speed.
Link Duplex
Select whether the interface transmission mode is full-duplex (full), half-duplex (half), or negotiated automatically (auto).
Link State
Select whether the interface status is enabled (up), disabled (down), or determined automatically (auto).
Enable LLDP
Ethernet InterfaceAdvancedLLDP
Select to enable Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) on the interface. LLDP functions at the link layer to discover neighboring devices and their capabilities.
If LLDP is enabled, select an LLDP profile to assign to the interface or click LLDP Profile to create a new profile (see Network > Network Profiles > LLDP Profile). Select None to configure the firewall to use global defaults.
Enable in HA Passive State
If LLDP is enabled, select to allow an HA passive firewall to pre-negotiate LLDP with its peer before the firewall becomes active.

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