Prepare the Bootstrap Package

Use the following procedure to prepare the bootstrap package.
  1. Create the top-level directory structure for the bootstrap package.
    On your local client or laptop, create the following folders:
    You can leave a folder empty, but you must have all four folders.
  2. Add content within each folder.
    For an overview of the process, see Bootstrap Package. For details on the files in the /config folder, see Bootstrap Configuration Files.
    If you save the keys to this folder, you can use a file naming convention that works for you but keep the .key extension in the filename.
    Use an auth code bundle instead of individual auth codes so that the firewall or orchestration service can simultaneously fetch all license keys associated with a firewall. If you use individual auth codes instead of a bundle, the firewall will retrieve only the license key for the first auth code included in the file.
  3. Create the bootstrap package.
    For VM-Series firewalls, create the image in the appropriate format for your hypervisor.

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