Bootstrap the VM-Series Firewall on Hyper-V with an ISO

Use these instructions to bootstrap the VM-Series firewall on a Hyper-V server with an ISO.
  1. Create an ISO image.
    1. Create an ISO image. The tool you use to create the image varies based on your client operating system.
    2. Upload the ISO image to a location accessible to the Hyper-V host.
  2. Deploy the firewall.
    1. By default, the firewall is deployed with two network interfaces— one for management traffic and one data traffic. Make sure that the first ethernet interface on the firewall, which is its management interface, is connected to the vSwitch assigned for device management.
    2. Do not power on the firewall.
  3. Attach the bootstrap image to the firewall.
    1. In Hyper-V Manager, select the VM-Series firewall from the
      Virtual Machines
      list.
    2. Click
      Settings
      Hardware
      IDE Controller
      DVD Drive
      .
    3. Under Media, click the
      Image file
      radio button.
    4. Click
      Browse
      and select your uploaded ISO image.
    5. Click
      Apply
      and
      Ok
      to exit the virtual machine settings.
    6. 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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