managment port importance?

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managment port importance?

this is my first time deploying palo alto , is it important to have the managment port connected? does it play important role in the device function or is it just solely for managment?

like can i manage the device from the inside interface only?

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You can manage the device from any interface, the management port is there if you need it for out of band management, it is seperate from all your other interfaces.  If you dont use OOB management then you dont have to configure it but please note that all your service routes, ldap, updates, dns etc are by default going to use this interface, so if you dont use it then modify your service routes via another interface.

 

 

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You can manage the device from any interface, the management port is there if you need it for out of band management, it is seperate from all your other interfaces.  If you dont use OOB management then you dont have to configure it but please note that all your service routes, ldap, updates, dns etc are by default going to use this interface, so if you dont use it then modify your service routes via another interface.

 

 

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Re: managment port importance?

Hi @chuckles 

 

As mentionned by @MickBall, yes you can manage the device without the mgmt port. But in addition to the described things in case of problems on the dataplane you will no longer be able to manage the firewall (except if you are able to connect remotely to the console port).

In addition to that I would also recommend to use the management port because of security reasons, as you could logically place the managementnport behind another dedicated management firewall for example.

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what do you mean by service routes?

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