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Dec 11 2015   3:48PM GMT

Palo Alto Networks Firewalls – Management Profile

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

Layer 2
Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks Firewalls does comes with a dedicated out -of-band Management (MGT) Interface which is used to manage the Palo Alto Network Firewalls. By default SSH , HTTPS and ping is enabled to manage the Palo Alto Network Firewalls, apart from dedicated out-of-band management interface one can use any Layer 3 interface for the management of the Palo Alto Network Firewalls.


In order to manage the Palo Alto Network Firewalls using a Layer 3 interface one must enable a management profile . In order to configure the management interface follow the below mentioned steps

Network>Network Profiles > Interface Mgmt > Add

Management profile

Configure the management profile by giving the name you like and select the services you want permit along with the IP address if you want.

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Assign the Management Profile to any Layer 3 interface from where you want to manage the Palo Alto Networks Firewall as shown below.

Network>Interfaces>Ethernet> ethernet1/1>Advance>Management Profile

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Management Profile is a quite good option, which comes quite handy when you want to allow management functions on  any layer 3 interface.

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