After you receive a new Palo Alto Networks
firewall and a USB flash drive loaded with bootstrap files, you
can bootstrap the firewall.
Microsoft Windows and Apple
Mac operating systems are unable to read the bootstrap USB flash
drive because the drive is formatted using an ext4 file system.
You must install third-party software or use a Linux system to read
the USB drive.
The firewall must be in a factory default state
or must have all private data deleted.
To ensure connectivity with your corporate headquarters,
cable the firewall by connecting the management interface (MGT)
using an Ethernet cable to one of the following:
An upstream modem
A port on the switch or router
An Ethernet jack in the wall
Insert the USB flash drive into the USB port on the firewall
and power on the firewall. The factory default firewall bootstraps
itself from the USB flash drive.
The firewall Status light turns from yellow to green when
the firewall is configured; autocommit is successful.
Verify bootstrap completion. You can see basic status
logs on the console during the bootstrap and you can verify that
the process is complete.
If you included Panorama values (panorama-server,
tplname, and dgname) in your init-cfg.txt file, check Panorama managed
devices, device group, and template name.
Verify the general system settings and configuration
by accessing the web interface and selecting
by using the CLI operational commands
show system info
show config running
Verify the license installation by selecting
by using the CLI operational command
request license info
If you have Panorama configured, manage the content
versions and software versions from Panorama. If you do not have
Panorama configured, use the web interface to manage content versions
and software versions.