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Automate Initial Deployment

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Dears, 

 

Requirement: I have 100+ firewalls that I need to deploy into multiple remote locations and wanted to do it with zero-touch provisioning. 

 

Challenge: For initial deployment, we can PANFWs are coming with factory settings with default IP address, username, and password. Though we could build a bootstrap file by changing the default setting[parameters] and applying it to fw, in the default setting scenario how the zero-touch provisioning is feasible? Basically, the requirement is one firewall rack and stack and power on automatically fetch the bootstrap with the desired configuration and start a report in the network rest of the story can be taken from Panorama or other automation tool. 

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L5 Sessionator

I would suggest looking into either USB bootstrapping (https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/pan-os/10-2/pan-os-admin/firewall-administration/bootstrap-the-fir...) or ZTP (https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/panorama/10-2/panorama-admin/manage-firewalls/set-up-zero-touch-pr...). Both could achieve your goals I believe

 

Hope that helps

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