init-cfg.txt File Components

The following table describes the fields in the init-cfg.txt file. The type, ip-address, default-gateway, and netmask are required.
Field
Description
type=
Type of management IP address: static or dhcp-client. This field is required.
ip-address=
IPv4 address. This field is ignored if the type is dhcp-client. If the type is static, an IPv4 address is required; the ipv6-address field is optional and can be included.
You cannot specify the management IP address and netmask configuration for the VM-Series firewall in AWS and Azure. If defined, the firewall ignores the values you specify.
default-gateway=
IPv4 default gateway for the management interface. This field is ignored if the type is dhcp-client. If the type is static, and ip-address is used, this field is required.
netmask=
IPv4 netmask. This field is ignored if the type is dhcp-client. If the type is static, and ip-address is used, this field is required.
ipv6-address=
(
Optional
) IPv6 address and /prefix length of the management interface. This field is ignored if the type is dhcp-client. If the type is static, this field can be specified along with the ip-address field, which is required.
ipv6-default-gateway=
IPv6 default gateway for the management interface. This field is ignored if the type is dhcp-client. If the type is static and ipv6-address is used, this field is required.
hostname=
Host name for the firewall.
panorama-server=
IPv4 or IPv6 address of the primary Panorama server. This field is not required but recommended for centrally managing your firewalls.
panorama-server-2=
IPv4 or IPv6 address of the secondary Panorama server. This field is not required but recommended.
tplname=
Panorama template stack name. If you add a Panorama server IP address, as a best practice assign the firewall to a template stack on Panorama and enter the template stack name in this field so that you can centrally manage and push configuration settings to the firewall.
dgname=
Panorama device group name. If you add a Panorama server IP address, as a best practice create a device group on Panorama and enter the device group name in this field so that you can group the firewalls logically and push policy rules to the firewall.
dns-primary=
IPv4 or IPv6 address of the primary DNS server.
dns-secondary=
IPv4 or IPv6 address of the secondary DNS server.
vm-auth-key=
Virtual machine authentication key. (This field is ignored when bootstrapping hardware firewalls.)
op-command-modes=
The following values are allowed: multi-vsys, jumbo-frame, mgmt-interface-swap. If you enter multiple values, use a space or a comma to separate the entries.
dhcp-send-hostname=
The value of yes or no comes from the DHCP server. If yes, the firewall will send its hostname to the DHCP server. This field is relevant only if type is dhcp-client.
dhcp-send-client-id=
The value of yes or no comes from the DHCP server. If yes, the firewall will send its client ID to the DHCP server. This field is relevant only if type is dhcp-client.
dhcp-accept-server-hostname=
The value of yes or no comes from the DHCP server. If yes, the firewall will accept its hostname from the DHCP server. This field is relevant only if type is dhcp-client.
dhcp-accept-server-domain=
The value of yes or no comes from the DHCP server. If yes, the firewall will accept its DNS server from the DHCP server. This field is relevant only if type is dhcp-client.
op-cmd-dpdk-pkt-io=
The value on or off allows you to enable or disable Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) in environments where the firewall supports DPDK. DPDK allows the host to process packets faster by bypassing the Linux kernel; interactions with the NIC are performed using drivers and the DPDK libraries.

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