The VM-Series firewall on Azure supports Azure
Files service for bootstrapping. To manage the bootstrap
package for the VM-Series firewall on Azure, you must be familiar
with storage accounts on Azure and know how to create a file share
and directory objects that contain the folder structure required
for the bootstrap package. You can share an Azure file share across
many virtual machines so that all firewalls deployed in the same
region as the storage account that hosts the file share can access
the files concurrently.
The management interface of the VM-Series
firewall must be able to access the file share that holds the bootstrap
package so that it can complete bootstrapping.
Set up the bootstrap package within an Azure Files
On the Azure portal, select or create a
Create a file share within the Azure Files service.
provide the information required to access the file share that holds
the bootstrap files.
Storage Account Name
— This is the Azure
storage account in which you created the file share for the bootstrap
Storage Account Access Key
—The firewall needs this
access key to authenticate to the storage account and access the
files stored within. To copy this access key, select the storage
account name, and then select
—This is the file-share name to which you
have uploaded the files required for bootstrapping the firewall.
you can specify a
. If you
have a common file share that serves as a repository for bootstrap
configuration for different set ups, you can us a share-directory
to be able to create a folder hierarchy and access a specific set
of subfolders within the common file-share.