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Prepare the Bootstrap Package

Use the following procedure to prepare the bootstrap package.
  1. Create the top-level directory structure for the bootstrap package.
    On your local client or laptop, create the following folders:
    • /config
    • /license
    • /software
    • /content
    • /plugins
    You can leave a folder empty, but you must have
    , and
    folders. The
    folder is optional, and only required if you are upgrading the VM-Series plugin independent of a release.
    Do not place any other files or folders in this directory structure. Adding other files or folders will result in a bootstrapping failure.
  2. Add content within each folder.
    For an overview of the process, see Bootstrap Package. For details on the files in the
    folder, see Bootstrap Configuration Files.
    If you save the keys to the
    folder, you can use a file naming convention that works for you, but keep the
    extension in the filename. For auth codes, create a text file named
    (without a file extension), add your auth codes to that file, and save it to the
    Use an auth code bundle instead of individual auth codes so that the firewall or orchestration service can simultaneously fetch all license keys associated with a firewall. If you use individual auth codes instead of a bundle, the firewall will retrieve only the license key for the first auth code included in the file.
    In the
    folder, supply only one VM-Series plugin binary. Do not supply multiple plugin versions.
  3. Create the bootstrap package.
    For VM-Series firewalls, create the image in the appropriate format for your hypervisor.

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