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
    /content
    /software
    /license
    /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.
    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
    /config
    folder, see Bootstrap Configuration Files.
    /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-10.0.0
    /license
      authcodes
      0001A100110-url3.key
      0001A100110-threats.key
      0001A100110-url3-wildfire.key
    /plugins
      vm_series-2.0.1
    • 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. See Bootstrap Package Delivery.

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