Sample init-cfg.txt Files

An init-cfg.txt file is required for the bootstrap process; this file is a basic configuration file that you create using a text editor. You create this file is 5 in Prepare a USB Flash Drive for Bootstrapping a Firewall. The following sample init-cfg.txt files show the parameters that are supported in the file; the parameters that you must provide are in bold.
Sample init-cfg.txt (Static IP Address)
Sample init-cfg.txt (DHCP Client)
type=static
ip-address=10.5.107.19
default-gateway=10.5.107.1
netmask=255.255.255.0
ipv6-address=2001:400:f00::1/64
ipv6-default-gateway=2001:400:f00::2
hostname=Ca-FW-DC1 panorama-server-2=10.5.107.21 tplname=FINANCE_TG4 dgname=finance_dg dns-primary=10.5.6.6 dns-secondary=10.5.6.7 op-command-modes=multi-vsys,jumbo-frame dhcp-send-hostname=no dhcp-send-client-id=no dhcp-accept-server-hostname=no dhcp-accept-server-domain=no
type=dhcp-client
ip-address= default-gateway= netmask= ipv6-address= ipv6-default-gateway= hostname=Ca-FW-DC1 panorama-server=10.5.107.20 panorama-server-2=10.5.107.21 tplname=FINANCE_TG4 dgname=finance_dg dns-primary=10.5.6.6 dns-secondary=10.5.6.7 op-command-modes=multi-vsys,jumbo-frame dhcp-send-hostname=yes dhcp-send-client-id=yes dhcp-accept-server-hostname=yes dhcp-accept-server-domain=yes
The following table describes the fields in the init-cfg.txt file. The type is required; if the type is static, the IP address, default gateway and netmask are required, or the IPv6 address and IPv6 default gateway are required.
Fields in the init-cfg.txt File
Field
Description
type
(
Required
) Type of management IP address: static or dhcp-client.
ip-address
(
Required for IPv4 static management address
) IPv4 address. The firewall ignores this field if the type is dhcp-client.
default-gateway
(
Required for IPv4 static management address
) IPv4 default gateway for the management interface. The firewall ignores this field if the type is dhcp-client.
netmask
(
Required for IPv4 static management address
) IPv4 netmask. The firewall ignores this field if the type is dhcp-client.
ipv6-address
(
Required for IPv6 static management address
) IPv6 address and /prefix length of the management interface. The firewall ignores this field if the type is dhcp-client.
ipv6-default-gateway
(
Required for IPv6 static management address
) IPv6 default gateway for the management interface. The firewall ignores this field if the type is dhcp-client.
hostname
(
Optional
) Host name for the firewall.
panorama-server
(
Recommended
) IPv4 or IPv6 address of the primary Panorama server.
panorama-server-2
(
Optional
) IPv4 or IPv6 address of the secondary Panorama server.
tplname
(
Recommended
) Panorama template name.
dgname
(
Recommended
) Panorama device group name.
dns-primary
(
Optional
) IPv4 or IPv6 address of the primary DNS server.
dns-secondary
(
Optional
) IPv4 or IPv6 address of the secondary DNS server.
vm-auth-key
(
VM-Series firewalls only
) Virtual machine authentication key.
op-command-modes
(
Optional
) Enter multi-vsys, jumbo-frame, or both separated by a comma only. Enables multiple virtual systems and jumbo frames while bootstrapping.
dhcp-send-hostname
(
DHCP client type only
) The DHCP server determines a value of yes or no. If yes, the firewall sends its hostname to the DHCP server.
dhcp-send-client-id
(
DHCP client type only
) The DHCP server determines a value of yes or no. If yes, the firewall sends its client ID to the DHCP server.
dhcp-accept-server-hostname
(
DHCP client type only
) The DHCP server determines a value of yes or no. If yes, the firewall accepts its hostname from the DHCP server.
dhcp-accept-server-domain
(
DHCP client type only
) The DHCP server determines a value of yes or no. If yes, the firewall accepts its DNS server from the DHCP server.

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