Set Up the M-Series Appliance
The M-Series appliance is a high performance hardware appliance that you can deploy in Panorama mode or Log Collector mode. When you Perform Initial Configuration of the M-Series Appliance, you can configure the following interfaces. The M-100 and M-500 Appliance Hardware Reference Guides explain where to attach cables for these interfaces.
The M-Series appliance does not support Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) for aggregating these interfaces. The Eth1 and Eth2 interfaces are available only if the M-Series appliance runs Panorama 6.1 or a later release and the managed firewalls run PAN-OS 5.0 or a later release.
Interface Description
Management (MGT) You must use the MGT interface for management and configuration of the firewalls, Log Collectors, and Panorama. By default, Panorama also uses MGT for log collection and communication within Collector Groups, though you can reassign these functions to the Eth1 and Eth2 interfaces.
Eth1 You can configure the M-Series appliance to use Eth1 or Eth2 for log collection and Collector Group communication. Each interface can support either or both of these functions—for example, you can configure Eth1 for both log collection and Collector Group communication. You cannot, however, assign multiple interfaces for the same function—for example, you cannot configure both Eth1 and Eth2 for log collection. To reduce the traffic load on MGT and improve security for management traffic, use Eth1 and/or Eth2 for log collection and Collector Group communication.
Eth2
Eth3 Reserved for future use.
Use the following workflows for setting up an M-Series appliance:

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