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Adding a Standalone Next Generation Firewall Site

 

You add the standalone firewall site from the Sites page.

To add a standalone firewall site:

  1. Select Resources > Site Management.

    The Sites page appears.

  2. Click Add and select Add On-Premise Spoke (Manual).

    The Add On-Premise Spoke Site for Tenant-Name page appears.

  3. Complete the configuration settings according to the guidelines provided in Table 1.Note

    Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

  4. Click Next.

    A summary page is displayed.

  5. Review the configuration and modify the settings, if needed, from the Summary tab.
  6. Click OK to add the site.

    The site activation job is initiated and the Site Activation: Site-Name page appears displaying the progress of the steps executed for activating the firewall site.

    You can click the view job details link in the pop-up to view the progress of the job.

    • If you have disabled the Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) field for the firewall device, you must manually configure the stage-1 configuration on the firewall device.

      To manually configure the stage-1 configuration:

      1. On the Site Activation: Site-Name page, after the Prestage Device step completes successfully, the click to copy stage-1 config link appears .
      2. Click the click to copy stage-1 config link.

        The Stage-1 Configuration page appears displaying the stage-1 configuration.

      3. Copy the stage-1 configuration and log in to the CLI of the firewall device.
      4. Enter the configuration mode, paste, and commit the configuration.

        After the stage-1 configuration is committed, the firewall device establishes the outbound SSH connection to connect with CSO. After the firewall device is detected, CSO executes the bootstrap and provisioning processes and completes provisioning the firewall device. The standalone firewall site status is set to Provisioned in the Sites page.

    • If you have enabled the Zero Touch Provisioning field, CSO pushes the stage-1 and stage-2 configuration and provisions the firewall device. The standalone firewall site status is set to Provisioned in the Sites page.

      Note

      The firewall device is activated automatically, as you have already provided the activation code while creating the firewall site.

Note

You can also add a standalone firewall site using the site templates. For more information, see Adding On-Premise Spoke Sites by Using a Site Template.

Table 1: Fields on the Add On-Premise Spoke Site for Tenant-Name Page (Standalone Firewall)

Field

Description

General

Site Information

 

Site Name

Enter a unique name for the firewall site. You can use alphanumeric characters and hyphen (-); the maximum length is 10 characters.

Site Group

Select a site group to which you want to assign the site.

Site Capabilities

 

WAN Capabilities

Select the WAN capability as Next Gen Firewall as you are adding a next generation firewall site.

Address and Contact Information

 

Street Address

Enter the street address of the site.

City

Enter the name of the city where the site is located.

State/Province

Select the state or province where the site is located.

ZIP/Postal Code

Enter the postal code for the site.

Country

Select the country where the site is located.

You can click the Validate button to verify the address that you specified:

  • The site address verification successful message is displayed if the address can be verified. You can click the View location on a map link to see the address location.

  • If the address cannot be verified, the Site address could not be validated message is displayed .

Contact Name

Enter the name of the contact person for the site.

Email

Enter the e-mail address of the contact person for the site.

Phone

Enter the phone number of the contact person for the site.

Click Next to continue.

Advanced Configuration

 

Name Server IP List

Enter one or more IPv4 addresses of the DNS server. To enter more than one DNS server address, type address, press Enter, and then type the next address, and so on. DNS servers are used to resolve hostnames into IP addresses.

NTP Server

Enter the fully qualified domain names (FQDNs) or IP addresses of one or more NTP servers. Example: ntp.example.net The site must have DNS reachability to resolve the FQDN during site configuration.

Select Timezone

Select the time zone for the site.

WAN

Device Information

 

Serial Number

Enter the serial number of the firewall device. Note that the serial numbers are case-sensitive.

Auto Activate

Click the toggle button to enable or disable automatic activation of the device. This option is enabled by default.

Activation Code

If the automatic activation of the device is disabled, enter the activation code to manually activate the device. The activation code is provided by the administrator who adds the site.

Zero Touch Provisioning

Click the toggle button to enable or disable Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP). This option is enabled by default.

If ZTP is enabled, the Boot Image field is displayed and you must select an image that supports the Phone-Home client. During ZTP, the image on the firewall device is upgraded to the image that you select for the Boot Image.

If ZTP is disabled, you must manually copy (by using CLI), the Stage-1 configuration on to the firewall device.

Boot Image

When the Zero Touch Provisioning field is enabled, select the boot image from the drop-down list to upgrade the image on the firewall device to a version that supports Phone-Home client.

The boot image is the device image that was previously uploaded to the image management system. The boot image is used to upgrade the device when the CSO starts the ZTP process. If the boot image is not provided, then the device skips the automatic upgrade procedure. The boot image is populated based on the device template that you have selected while creating a site.

By default, the Use Image on Device option is selected.

In-band Management Port

Select the port that you want to configure as management interface and connect it to the management device. You can configure any of the ge-0/0/x ports, where x ranges from 0 to 14, as in-band management interfaces. This field is applicable only when a switch is behind a CPE (SD-WAN or next generation firewall device).

Firewall Policies

Select the firewall policy that you want to deploy to the standalone firewall site. The firewall policy list is populated from the Configuration > Firewall > Firewall Policy page.

Default: Factory_Default_Fw_Policy

NAT Policies

Select the NAT policy that you want to deploy to the standalone firewall site. The NAT policy list is populated from the Configuration > NAT > NAT Policies page.

Default: Factory_Default_NAT_Policy

Import Configuration

Click the toggle button to automatically import firewall policies and NAT policies from a next generation firewall device to CSO. By default, this field is disabled.

Note: This field is available only when Zero Touch Provisioning is disabled.