PAN-OS 9.0 Release Features: PA-7000 New Cards

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Read the new PAN-OS 9.0 Release Features: PA-7000 New Cards. Learn about the new cards that can be added to the PA-7000 chassis and the new hardware that can help you stay even more secure. Got questions? Get answers on LIVEcommunity!




We've added a few new cards that can be added to the PA-7000 chassis, but the most exciting one, to me, is the new LFC (Log Forwarding Card).


The LFC is a high-performance log card that forwards all dataplane logs (e.g., traffic and threat) from the firewall to one or more external logging systems, such as Panorama (up to 350.000 logs per second) or a syslog server. Because the dataplane logs are no longer available on the local firewall, the ACC tab is removed from the management web interface, and Monitor > Logs contain only management logs (Configuration, System and Alarms).


This card will work in both the PA-7050 and the PA-7080, and it replaces the LPC (Log Processing Card).


The new 100G NPC provides more session capacity than in previous NPCs and improved performance. This new NPC provides the following main features:
  • App-ID throughput (AppMix) of 72Gbps
  • Threat throughput (AppMix) of 35Gbps
  • Session capacity up to 32 million
  • Four QSFP+/QSFP28 (40Gbps/100Gbps) ports
  • Eight SFP/SFP+ (1Gbps/10Gbps) ports


And here's a pretty cool one:

  • A new service LED that allows a remote administrator to illuminate the SVC LED on a specific front-slot card so an on-site technician can locate the card.


The new second-generation SMCs (PA-7050-SMC-B and PA-7080-SMC-B) provide the following main features:
  • Higher performance
  • Redundant solid-state drives (SSDs) for PAN-OS and management log storage
  • MGT-A, MGT-B, HA1-A, and HA1-B support 1G SFP or 10G SFP+ transceivers
  • Micro USB management port


To check out all the new hardware, please go to New Hardware Introduced with PAN-OS 9.0.



Take a closer look at our take on PAN-OS 9.0 features:

PAN-OS 9.0 Release Features: DNS Security and Content Inspection

PAN-OS 9.0 Release Features: Policy Optimizer and App-ID

PAN-OS 9.0 Release Features: Panorama

PAN-OS 9.0 Release Features: GlobalProtect

PAN-OS 9.0 Release Features: User-ID

PAN-OS 9.0 Release Features: Networking and Virtualization

PAN-OS 9.0 Release Features: Management



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