VM Series in AWS not reading boot config from bucket

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VM Series in AWS not reading boot config from bucket

L1 Bithead


I followed the instructions here: https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/vm-series/8-1/vm-series-deployment/bootstrap-the-vm-series-firewal...

I only have config/bootstrap.xml, config/init-cfg.txt and the other three empty folders

I have set vmseries-bootstrap-aws-s3bucket=bucket_name in user_config

The instance is not reading the bootstrap config.

After boot the log shows  Critical bootstrap-image-error no image detected


Any ideas on what might be wrong or any methods I can use to debug this issue further is much appreciated.




L4 Transporter

I would double check that the IAM role is properly configured and assigned to the firewall.  Additionally, ssh into the firewall and run the following commands for additional information regarding what may have failed.


show system bootstrap status
debug logview component vm_install_media

Thank you,

The first command helped, second one is not available.


The problems was that my security group was blocking outbound access.



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