Bootstrap the VM-Series Firewall on Hyper-V with a Block Storage Device

Use these instructions to bootstrap the VM-Series firewall on a Hyper-V server with a block storage device.
  1. Create the bootstrap package and the virtual hard disk.
    1. Deploy a Linux virtual machine.
    2. On the Linux machine, Prepare the Bootstrap Package. You can leave the folder empty, but you must have all four folders.
    3. Attach a new data disk less than 39 GB to the Linux virtual machine.
      1. Power of the Linux virtual machine.
      2. In Hyper-V, select the Linux virtual machine from the Virtual Machines list.
      3. Select
        Settings
        Hardware
        IDE Controller
        .
      4. Select
        Hard Drive
        and click
        Add
        .
      5. Select
        Virtual Hard Disk
        and click
        New
        .
      6. Follow the on-screen instructions to create a new VHD. Note the name and path of the new VHD.
      7. Click
        Apply
        then
        OK
        to exit the virtual machine settings.
      8. Power on the Linux virtual machine.
    4. Connect to the CLI of the Linux virtual machine.
    5. Partition the disk and format the file system as ext3.
    6. Make a directory for the new file system and mount the disk to the Linux virtual machine.
    7. Copy the contents of your bootstrap package to the disk.
    8. Unmount the disk.
    9. Detach the disk from the Linux virtual machine.
      1. Power of the Linux virtual machine.
      2. Select the Linux virtual machine from the Virtual Machines list.
      3. Select
        Settings
        Hardware
        IDE Controller
        .
      4. Select the VHD you created.
      5. Click
        Remove
        . This detaches the VHD but does not delete it.
  2. Deploy the firewall.
  3. Attach the bootstrap disk image to the firewall.
    1. Select the firewall from the Virtual Machines list.
    2. Select
      Settings
      Hardware
      IDE Controller
      .
    3. Select
      Hard Drive
      and click
      Add
      .
    4. Select
      Virtual Hard Disk
      and click
      Browse
      .
    5. Browse to the bootstrap VHD you created, select it, and click
      Open
      .
    6. Click
      Apply
      and
      OK
      to exit the Virtual Machine settings.
    7. Power on the firewall. The firewall will begin with the bootstrapping process, which will take several minutes. The status messages on the success or failure of the process will display on the console.

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