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VM-Series Bootstrapping with Block Storage

You can now bootstrap the VM-Series firewall on ESXi, KVM, and Hyper-V using block storage. Support for block storage gives you an alternative to using an ISO or CD-ROM for deploying and attaching a bootstrap package to new instances of the VM-Series firewall.
Similar to bootstrapping the VM-Series in Azure, bootstrapping these other hypervisors using block storage requires that you create a Linux virtual machine to format and prepare the bootstrap package. See the VM-Series Deployment Guide for information about creating a bootstrap package.
  1. Create the bootstrap package and the block device. How you create the block device is different for each hypervisor:
  2. Deploy the firewall.
  3. Attach the bootstrap package to the firewall.
  4. Verify bootstrap completion.

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