PA-220 Configure E1/2-5 as basic Switch Ports?

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L2 Linker

PA-220 Configure E1/2-5 as basic Switch Ports?

Hello.

This may be a much simpler task that it seems.

What I am trying to accomplish - in a SonicWALL device - is called Portshields.

The management port is currently configured on my trusted LAN.

 

How do I assign ports to be basic L2 ports on the same trusted lan.

The desrired deployment scenario would be such:

 

Management port on Trusted LAN, Trusted ZONE, Static Assigned IP.  Gateway would later be assigned by the E1/1 ISP DHCP.

E1/1 - Internet WAN (ISP MODEM).  Untrusted ZONE.  DHCP IP Assigned.

 

e1/2 > E1/8 ports as L2.  No special VLAN or Zone configurations. I want them to act as L2 switch ports - Management port should be on the same vlan, zone, ect - Flat with the E1/2>8 ports.

I have another device on teh trusted lan providing dhcp so the PA-220 won't need to provide dhcp.

I may adapt a few of these to other zone, vlan, subnet, etc. down the road.

 

Is there a KB, reddit, or other link on how I might accomplish this?

Thank s in advance for your help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cyber Elite

@catrock,

Are you hoping that they all have the same subnet or does that not matter? 

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L2 Linker

Hello BPry.  

Yes, E1/2 > x1/8 and Mgmt Port same LAN subnet.. 

 

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Cyber Elite

@catrock,

This has been asked a few times and to the best of my knowledge the answer is no. The PA is only capable of providing routed interfaces and won't include this functunality at this time. I know that there was/is a Feature Request to get this functinality built into the platform; I would reach out to your SE and add your vote to that. 

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L3 Networker

@catrock   @BPryIt is possible, i do it on a pa220 in a very small office.

Here is a concept training where  is covered how you can use layer 2 interfaces to create  a "switch" .

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui912FZb0Dc

 

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