How do I modify the base image file for the VM-1000-HV license?

If you have purchased the VM-1000-HV license and are deploying the VM-Series firewall in standalone mode on a VMware ESXi server, use these instructions to modify the following attributes that are defined in the base image file (.ova or .xva) of the VM-Series firewall.
Important: Modifying values other than those listed here invalidates the base image file.
  1. Open the base image file, for example 7.0.0, with a text editing tool such as notepad.
  2. Search for 4096 and change the memory allocated to 5012 (that is 5 GB) as follows:
    <Item> <rasd:AllocationUnits>byte * 2^20</rasd:AllocationUnits> <rasd:Description>Memory Size</rasd:Description> <rasd:ElementName>4096MB of memory</rasd:ElementName> <rasd:InstanceID>2</rasd:InstanceID> <rasd:ResourceType>4</rasd:ResourceType> <rasd:VirtualQuantity>
    4096
    </rasd:VirtualQuantity> <Item> <rasd:AllocationUnits>byte * 2^20</rasd:AllocationUnits> <rasd:Description>Memory Size</rasd:Description> <rasd:ElementName>5120MB of memory</rasd:ElementName> <rasd:InstanceID>2</rasd:InstanceID> <rasd:ResourceType>5</rasd:ResourceType> <rasd:VirtualQuantity>
    5120
    </rasd:VirtualQuantity>
  3. Change the number of virtual CPU cores allotted from 2 to 4 or 8 as desired for your deployment:
    <Item> <rasd:AllocationUnits>hertz * 10^6</rasd:AllocationUnits> <rasd:Description>Number of Virtual CPUs</rasd:Description> <rasd:ElementName>2 virtual CPU(s)</rasd:ElementName> <rasd:InstanceID>1</rasd:InstanceID> <rasd:ResourceType>3</rasd:ResourceType> <rasd:VirtualQuantity>
    2
    </rasd:VirtualQuantity> <vmw:CoresPerSocket ova:required="false">2</vmw:CoresPerSocket> </Item> <Item> <rasd:AllocationUnits>hertz * 10^6</rasd:AllocationUnits> <rasd:Description>Number of Virtual CPUs</rasd:Description> <rasd:ElementName>4 virtual CPU(s)</rasd:ElementName> <rasd:InstanceID>1</rasd:InstanceID> <rasd:ResourceType>3</rasd:ResourceType> <rasd:VirtualQuantity>
    4
    </rasd:VirtualQuantity> <vmw:CoresPerSocket ova:required="false">2</vmw:CoresPerSocket> </Item>
    Alternatively, you can deploy the firewall, and before you power on the VM-Series firewall, edit the memory and virtual CPU allocation directly on the ESXi host or the vCenter server.

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