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Bootstrapping FortiGate at initial bootup using user data

If you are installing and configuring your applications on EC2 dynamically at instance launch time, you typically must pull and install packages, deploy files, and ensure services are started. The following bootstrapping instructions help simplify, automate, and centralize FortiGate NGFW deployment directly from the configuration scripts stored in AWS S3. This is also called "cloud-init".

  1. Setting up IAM roles
  2. Creating S3 buckets with license and firewall configurations
  3. Launching the instance using roles and user data

Bootstrapping FortiGate at initial bootup using user data

If you are installing and configuring your applications on EC2 dynamically at instance launch time, you typically must pull and install packages, deploy files, and ensure services are started. The following bootstrapping instructions help simplify, automate, and centralize FortiGate NGFW deployment directly from the configuration scripts stored in AWS S3. This is also called "cloud-init".

  1. Setting up IAM roles
  2. Creating S3 buckets with license and firewall configurations
  3. Launching the instance using roles and user data