Perform Initial Configuration of the VM-Series Firewall on KVM

Use the virtual appliance console on the KVM server to set up network access to the VM-Series firewall. By default, the VM-Series firewall uses DHCP to obtain an IP address for the management interface. However, you can assign a static IP address. After completing the initial configuration, access the web interface to complete further configurations tasks. If you have Panorama for central management, refer to the Panorama Administrator’s Guide for more information on managing the device using Panorama.
If you are using bootstrapping to perform the configuration of your VM-Series firewall on KVM, refer to Bootstrap the VM-Series Firewall on KVM.
For general information about bootstrapping, see Bootstrap the VM-Series Firewall.
  1. Gather the required information from your network administrator.
    • IP address for MGT port
    • Netmask
    • Default gateway
    • DNS server IP address
  2. Access the console of the VM-Series firewall.
    1. Select the Console tab on the KVM server for the VM-Series firewall, or right-click the VM-Series firewall and select Open Console.
    2. Press enter to access the login screen.
    3. Enter the default username/password (admin/admin) to log in.
    4. Enter configure to switch to configuration mode.
  3. Configure the network access settings for the management interface.
    Enter the following commands:
    set deviceconfig system type static
    set deviceconfig system ip-address<Firewall-IP>netmask<netmask>default-gateway<gateway-IP>dns-setting servers primary<DNS-IP>
  4. Commit your changes and exit the configuration mode.
    Enter commit.
    Enter exit.

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