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
    /config
    ,
    /license
    ,
    /software
    , and
    /content
    folders. The
    /plugins
    folder is optional, and only required if you are upgrading the VM-Series plugin independent of a release.
  2. Add content within each folder.
    For an overview of the process, see Bootstrap Package. For details on the files in the
    /config
    folder, see Bootstrap Configuration Files.
    bootstrapping_package.png
    /config
      0008C100105-init-cfg.txt
      0008C100107-init-cfg.txt
      bootstrap.xml
    /content
      panupv2-all-contents-488-2590
      panup-all-antivirus-1494-1969
      panup-all-wildfire-54746-61460
    /software
      PanOS_vm-7.1.1
      PanOS_vm-7.1.4
    /license
      authcodes
      0001A100110-url3.key
      0001A100110-threats.key
      0001A100110-url3-wildfire.key
    /plugins
      vm_series-1.0.1
    If you save the keys to the
    license
    folder, you can use a file naming convention that works for you, but keep the
    .key
    extension in the filename. For auth codes, create a text file named
    authcodes
    (without a file extension), add your auth codes to that file, and save it to the
    license
    folder.
    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
    /plugins
    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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