Bootstrap the VM-Series Firewall on KVM with an ISO

Use these instructions to bootstrap the VM-Series firewall on a KVM server using an ISO.
  1. Create an ISO image.
    1. Create an ISO image. The tool you use to create the image varies based on your client operating system.
    2. Upload the ISO image to a location accessible to the KVM host.
  2. Deploy the firewall.
    1. By default, the firewall is deployed with two network interfaces— one for management traffic and one data traffic. Make sure that the first ethernet interface on the firewall, which is its management interface, is connected to the virtual switch port-group assigned for device management.
    2. Do not power on the firewall.
  3. Attach the bootstrap image to the firewall.
    1. In virt-manager, double-click on the VM-Series firewall to open the console.
    2. View the VM hardware details by navigating to
    3. Open the Add New Virtual Hardware menu by clicking
      Add Hardware
    4. Change the device type to IDE CDROM.
    5. Click the
      Select managed or other existing storage
      radio button and click
      . Locate the ISO image you created and click
      Choose Volume
    6. Click
      to exit the Add New Virtual Hardware menu.
    7. Power on the firewall by navigating to
      Virtual Machine
      . The firewall will begin with the bootstrapping process, which will take several minutes. The status messages on the success or failure of the process will display on the console.

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