The bootstrap.xml file provided in the GitHub repository
uses a default username and password for the firewall administrator.
Before deploying the VM-Series Auto Scaling template in a production
environment, at a minimum, you must create a unique username and
password for the administrative account on the VM-Series firewall.
Optionally, you can fully configure the firewall with zones, policy
rules, security profiles and export a golden configuration snapshot.
You can then use this configuration snapshot as the bootstrap.xml
file for your production environment.
You have two ways to customize the bootstrap.xml file for use
in a production environment:
: Launch a VM-Series firewall on AWS using
the bootstrap files provided in the GitHub repository, modify the
firewall configuration and export the configuration to create a
new bootstrap.xml file for the VM-Series Auto Scaling template.
the GitHub Bootstrap Files as Seed.
: Launch a new VM-Series firewall on AWS without
using the bootstrap files, add a NAT policy rule to ensure that
the VM-Series firewall handles traffic properly, and export the
configuration to create a new bootstrap.xml file for the VM-Series
Auto Scaling template. See Create
a new Bootstrap File from Scratch.