How Management CPU and Data Plane CPU work?

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How Management CPU and Data Plane CPU work?

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I can't find any answer about them. so, I need someone help

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Re: How Management CPU and Data Plane CPU work?

Hello,

PAN firewall is having 2 planes ( data-plane and mgmt-plane) to perform all tasks in a organize manner.

For example:

Mgmt-plane-CPU:

-- it takes care about all daemons running in the firewall i.e authd, mgmt-server, dev-server etc.

-- Running dynamic routing protocols i.e OSPF, BGP

--- IPSec key management

-- firewall GUI.

Data-plane CPU:

--  Handles traffic, passing across the PAN firewall.

--- Physical interface management.

--- Maintaning active routing table for traffic.

Thanks

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Re: How Management CPU and Data Plane CPU work?

This diagram of the PA architecture tries to capture the separation of data plane packet processing and management plane control system processing.

PAsinglePass.png

See the tech brief on Content ID for a fuller discussion on the processing modes in the PA firewall.

http://media.paloaltonetworks.com/documents/techbrief-content-id.pdf

Steve Puluka BSEET - IP Architect - DQE Communications (Metro Ethernet/ISP)
ACE PanOS 6; ACE PanOS 7; ASE 3.0; PSE 7.0 Foundations & Associate in Platform; Cyber Security; Data Center
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