Bootstrapping allows you to create a repeatable and
streamlined process of deploying new VM-Series firewalls on your
network because it allows you to create a package with the model
configuration for your network and then use that package to deploy
VM-Series firewalls anywhere.
You can either bootstrap the firewall with
so that the firewall is fully configured at startup, or you can
begin with a
configuration—a minimal initial configuration
that enables you to boot the firewall and then register with Panorama
to complete the configuration.
If you choose the
configuration and you are deploying
on AWS, Azure or GCP, you can use the bootstrap package and an
Alternatively, you can bootstrap with
of providing bootstrap configuration parameters in files, you enter
them as key-value pairs directly into the AWS or GCP user interface
when you launch a VM-Series firewall. Azure has a similar process
with which you provide the bootstrap parameters in a template or
other text file accessed from the Azure CLI.
If you create the bootstrap package, you deliver it from an external
device (such as a virtual disk, a virtual CD-ROM, or a cloud storage
device (such as a bucket).