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L3 Networker


just a little question on PBR!

PA4020 support PBR in HARDWARE? Which Limitation For PBR?




L6 Presenter

By PBR, do you mean to say PBF = Policy Based Forwarding?

There's no specific limitation on PBF itself and the limitation is really system limitation such as capacity.  Thanks.

Which means that PBF/PBR is never done by the system cpu not even on PA-200?

Compared to SSL-termination which is performed by the system cpu up to (including) PA-2xxx if im not misinformed, while PA-4xxx did this in the dataplane and PA-5xxx have an updated design to perform even more SSL-termination than the 4xxx series.

I think this question can have to do with that on Cisco its not uncommon that when one use PBR all packets will get punted to the system cpu instead of just using the asic (aka "dataplane") unless you use C6500 and upwards depending on supervisor etc.

Hi...My response was directed at the question for the PA4020.  Thanks.

So what about the other models?

Do there perhaps exist a feature matrix/table which explains what is done in dataplane vs whats done in mgmtplane for various models?

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