Why does the firewall boot into maintenance mode?

If you have purchased the VM-1000-HV license and are deploying the VM-Series firewall in standalone mode on a VMware ESXi server, you must allocate the minimum memory your VM-Series model requires.
To avoid booting in maintenance mode, you must either modify the base image file (see How do I modify the base image file for the VM-1000-HV license?), or, edit the settings on the ESXi host or the vCenter server before you power on the VM-Series firewall.
Also, verify that the interface is VMXnet3. Setting the interface type to any other format causes the firewall to boot into maintenance mode.

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