Complete the following procedure
to create the init-cfg.txt file.
Create a new text file.
Use a text editor such as Notepad, EditPad, or other plain-text
editors to create a text file.
Add the basic network configuration for the management
interface on the firewall.
If any of the required parameters are missing in
the file, the firewall exits the bootstrap process and boots up
using the default IP address, 192.168.1.1. You can view the system
log on the firewall to detect the reason for the bootstrap failure.
For errors, see Licensing
There are no spaces between the key
and value in each field. Do not add spaces as they could cause failures
during parsing on the mgmtsrvr side.
the management interface with a static IP address, you must specify
the IP address, type of address, default gateway, and netmask. An
IPv4 address is required, IPv6 address is optional. For syntax,
To configure the management interface as a DHCP client, you
must specify only the type of address. If you enable the DHCP client
on the management interface, the firewall ignores the IP address,
default gateway, netmask, IPv6 address, and IPv6 default gateway
values defined in the file. For syntax, see Sample
When you enable DHCP on the
management interface, the firewall takes the DHCP assigned IP address
and is accessible over the network. You can view the DHCP assigned
IP address on the General Information widget on the Dashboard or
with the CLI command
show system info
the default static management IP address 192.168.1.1 is retained in
the running configuration (
show config running
on the firewall. This static IP address ensures that you can always
restore connectivity to your firewall, in the event you lose DHCP
access to the firewall.
Add the VM auth key to register a VM-Series firewall
To add a VM-Series firewall on Panorama, you must add the
VM auth key that you generated on Panorama to the basic configuration
(init-cfg.txt) file. For details on generating a key, see Generate
the VM Auth Key on Panorama.
Add details for accessing Panorama.
Add IP addresses for the primary and secondary Panorama
Specify the template and the device group to which you want
to assign the firewall.
Starting in 8.0.4, you can specify
a template stack.
) Include additional parameters for
Add IP address for the primary and secondary DNS servers.
Add the hostname for the firewall.
Enable either jumbo frames or multiple-virtual systems (or both)