Log Card Interface

  • Network > Interfaces > Ethernet
If you configure log forwarding on a PA-7000 Series firewall with a Log Processing Card (LPC), 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.
This information pertains to configuring a Log Processing Card (LPC). To learn how to configure a Log Forwarding Card (LFC), see Device > Log Forwarding Card
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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