Use these instructions to bootstrap the VM-Series firewall on a Hyper-V server.
Bootstrap the VM-Series Firewall in Hyper-V
Create an ISO image. Prepare the Bootstrap Package. Create an ISO image. The tool you use to create the image varies based on your client operating system. Upload the ISO image to a location accessible to the Hyper-V host.
Deploy the firewall. Provision the VM-Series Firewall on a Hyper-V host with Hyper-V Manager. 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 vSwitch assigned for device management. Do not power on the firewall.
Attach the bootstrap image to the firewall. In Hyper-V Manager, select the VM-Series firewall from the Virtual Machines list. Click Settings > Hardware > IDE Controller > DVD Drive. Under Media, click the Image file radio button. Click Browse and select your uploaded ISO image. Click Apply and Ok to exit the virtual machine settings. Power on the firewall. 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. Verify Bootstrap Completion.

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