Firewall Throughput

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L2 Linker

Firewall Throughput

We have a PA3050 in a very simple setup.

1 outside interface and 2 inside interfaces (aggregated). 

 

A few times a week our clients complain about performance. During this time the firewall is generating 1Gb throughput (flat-line).

PA3050-Throughput.PNG

 

However, the throughput on the 3 interfaces combined together wont reach the 500Mbit.

 

Can someone explain what this throughput exactly is and why its higher than our interface statistics?

 

 

 

L7 Applicator

Re: Firewall Throughput

Hello,

How are you calculating the throughput? The two internal interfaces will never generate more than the 1G, so looking at the 1 external would give the better indication. Also are you maxing out the sessions or one of the other specs? VPN throughput is only 500 Mbps.

 

https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/resources/datasheets/pa-3000-series-specsheet

 

Just a thought.

L2 Linker

Re: Firewall Throughput

During this Gbit throughput the outside interface (facing the internet) is peeking to a maximum of 300Mbit.

There are no VPN connections in the firewall an di dont see any other spec maxing out.

 

 

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