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just a little question on PBR!

PA4020 support PBR in HARDWARE? Which Limitation For PBR?




The dataplane is used for processing of the production traffic, while the mgmt plane is for administrative purpose only.  PBF, SSL decryption, appID, content inspection, etc are done on the dataplane.  For simplification, most of the settings (syslog, SNMP, logging, reporting, etc) under the Device tab are handled by the mgmt plane.


Im pretty sure the system cpu is involved regarding ssl decryption for PA-2xxx and lower models (perhaps not once the SSL is setup but during the "generate fake cert to send to the client" phase) thats why I asked regarding other features aswell.

You're correct, the cpu is involved.  However, we have dedicated cpu/processors for the dataplane and dedicated cpu/processors for the mgmt plane.  They are separate and do not share their resource across the two planes.  As such, the ssl decryption would involve the dataplane's cpu/processors only.


exactly Mikand. I want to know if the PBF is Asic-based or CPU-based?

Because the CPU can have an signifactly impact on System performance.

But When I see the others responses I think that the CPU of DATAPLANE  is involved when I use PBF,



The "cpu" of dataplane is the asic/fpga (depending on model).

While the system cpu is what PA calls mgmtplane or controlplane.

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