Deploy the VM-Series Firewall on Cisco ENCS

Deploy the VM-Series firewall from NFVIS.
Before you begin to deploy the firewall, make sure that you have created network connections for management access to the VM-Series firewall. If you are using Panorama, ensure that Panorama has management connectivity to the firewall.
  1. Deploy the VM-Series firewall.
    1. In Enterprise NFVIS, click VM Life CycleDeploy.
    2. Drag the firewall icon to the appropriate network. In this example, the firewall connects to a management network and a LAN network.
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    3. Deploy the VM-Series firewall.
      If you are using Panorama to manage the firewall, the firewall displays as Connected on PanoramaManaged DevicesSummary. If the firewall is not connected to Panorama, check that you have provided the correct Panorama IP address and that the devices can communicate over the network.
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  2. Configure the VM-Series firewall dataplane interfaces.
    See configure a Layer 3 interface, configure a Layer 2 interface, or configure virtual wires. If using Panorama, the following steps show you how to configure the firewall for a Layer 3 deployment.
    1. Add a template and assign the firewall to the template.
    2. Select the Network and in the Template drop-down, select the template you created.
    3. Select NetworkInterfacesEthernet.
    4. Click ethernet 1/1 and configure as follows:
      • Set Interface Type to Layer3.
      • On the Config tab, assign the interface to the default router.
      • Also on the Config tab, expand the Security Zone drop-down and select New Zone. Define a new zone called UnTrust for example, and then click OK.
      • On the IPv4 tab, select DHCP Client or Static. If you choose static, enter the IP address.
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    5. Repeat b-e for each network interface.
    6. CommitCommit and Push to commit all configuration changes to Panorama and the managed firewalls.
      Verify that the link state for the firewall interfaces is up.
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  3. Configure Security policies to safely enable applications and users on your network.
    If using Panorama, the following steps show you how to use device groups to centrally manage policy rules for your managed firewalls.
    1. Add a device group and assign the managed firewalls to your device group.
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    2. Configure the security policies for the device group.
  4. Verify that the VM-Series firewall is securing traffic on your network.

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