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Web & CLI Initial Configuration, Gateway IP, Management Services & Interface, DNS – NTP Setup, Accounts, Passwords, Firewall Registration & License Activation

The introduction of Next Generation Firewalls has changed the dimension of management and configuration of firewalls, most of the well-known Firewall vendors have done a major revamp, be it the traditional command line mode or the GUI mode.

Palo Alto Networks is no different to many of those vendors, yet it is unique in terms of its WebUI. It’s a whole new experience when you access the WebUI of Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls.

In order to start with an implementation of the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls one needs to configure them. Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls can be accessed by either an out-of-band management port labelled as MGT or a Serial Console port (similar to Cisco devices). By using the MGT port, one can separate the management functions of the firewall from the data processing functions. All initial configurations must be performed either on out-of-band management interface or by using a serial console port. The serial port has default values of 9600-N-1 and a standard roll over cable can be used to connect to a serial port.

 

Figure 1.   Palo Alto Networks Firewall PA-5020 Management & Console Port

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Interface IP Address Configuration

Lab Prerequisites:

  • If you’re using GNS3 than load the Stub Area Networking GNS3 topology than Router 1.
  • Establish a console session with Router 1.

Lab Objectives:

  • Configure the Primary IP Address of 10.234.51.254/24 on interface FastEthernet0/0
  • Configure a Secondary IP Address of 172.27.48.254/24 on Interface FastEthernet0/0
  • Activate the FastEthernet0/0 Interface.
  • Verify your configuration changes via the running-configuration.

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Interface Specific Configurations

Lab Prerequisites:

  • If you’re using GNS3 than load the Stub Area Networking GNS3 topology than start Router 1.
  • Establish a console session with Router 1.

Lab Objectives:

  • Statically set the speed of interface FastEthernet0/0 to 100.
  • Statically set the duplex of interface FastEthernet0/0 to Full.
  • Configure interface FastEthernet0/0 with an MTU of 1520 bytes.
  • Configure the bandwidth on interface FastEthernet0/0 to 10Mbps.
  • Configure a delay of 10ms on interface FastEthernet0/0.
  • Statically set the MAC address on interface FastEthernet0/0 to ca02.0adc.0ef9.
  • Disable Keepalives on Interface FastEthernet0/0.
  • Disable the Cisco Discovery protocol on interface FastEthernet0/0.

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