Bootstrap the VM-Series Firewall on KVM With a Block Storage Device

Use these instructions to bootstrap the VM-Series firewall on a KVM server with a block storage device.
  1. Create the bootstrap package and the virtual hard disk.
    1. Create the bootstrap package.
    2. Create a new disk image less than 39 GB in size and partition the disk and format the file system as ext3. The tools used to complete this process vary based on your client operating system.
    3. Mount the disk image file and copy the prepared bootstrap package to the disk image files.
    4. Copy the contents of your bootstrap package to the disk.
    5. Unmount the disk image.
    6. Upload the disk image file to a location accessible to the KVM host.
  2. Deploy the firewall.
    1. Do not power on the firewall.
  3. Attach the bootstrap disk image to the firewall.
    1. In virt-manager, double click on the VM-Series firewall to open the console.
    2. View the VM hardware details be selecting
      View
      Details
      .
    3. Open the Add New Virtual Hardware menu by clicking
      Add Hardware
      .
    4. Select
      Storage
      and the select
      Select or create custom storage
      .
    5. Click the
      Manage
      button to open the
      Choose Storage Volume
      dialog, and select the disk image file that you previously created.
    6. Click Choose Volume.
    7. Ensure that the device type is Disk Device and do not change the Bus Type.
    8. Click Finish.
    9. 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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