Bootstrap the VM-Series Firewall on Google Cloud Platform

  1. Select
    Storage
    Browser
    , and click
    Create Bucket
    .
    You will use this bucket to bootstrap the firewall when you Deploy the VM-Series Firewall from Google Cloud Platform Marketplace.
    If you intend to bootstrap using a Google storage bucket in the same project, you must have devstorage.read_only IAM privileges.
    1. Enter the bucket name, choose the default storage class, and choose a location. Note, the location in the storage bucket must be compatible with the zone you specify for the compute engine instance.
    2. Click
      Create
      .
    3. In the Storage Browser, click the bucket name to open it.
    4. Click
      Create Folder
      and name the folder
      config
      . Click
      Create
      .
    5. Repeat, creating folders for
      content
      ,
      license
      , and
      software
      , as shown below. All folders must be present, even if they are empty.
      bootstrap-folder-names.png
    6. (
      Optional
      ) If you created an
      init-cfg.txt
      file, open the
      config
      folder. Click
      Upload Files
      , browse to select your
      init-cfg.txt
      file, and click
      Open
      .
    7. Open the
      license
      folder and upload the
      authcodes
      file.
    8. Continue until you have uploaded all the bootstrap files.
  2. Add the initial configuration parameters as metadata.
    Add
    each key-value pair as mentioned in Enter a Basic Configuration as User Data (AWS, Azure, or GCP).

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