Register your Firepower Threat Defense Virtual to a Firepower Management Center

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Register your Firepower Threat Defense Virtual to a Firepower Management Center; see Register a Firepower NGIPSv to a Firepower Management Center, page 13 . Post-Installation Configuration After you deploy a virtual appliance, confirm that the virtual appliance’s hardware and memory settings meet the requirements for your deployment (see System Requirements, page 3 ). Do not decrease the default settings, as they are the minimum required to run the system software. Verifying Virtual Machine Properties Use the VMware Virtual Machine Properties dialog box to verify the host resource allocation for the selected virtual machine. You can view CPU, memory, disk, and advanced CPU resources from this tab. You can also change the power-on connection setting, the MAC address, and the network connection for the virtual Ethernet adapter configuration for a virtual machine. Table 5 Source to Destination Network Mapping Network Adapter Source Networks Destination Networks Function Network adapter 1 Management Management0/0 Management Network adapter 2 Internal GigabitEthernet0/0 Inside data Network adapter 3 External GigabitEthernet0/1 Outside data
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9 Cisco Firepower NGIPSv Quick Start Guide for VMware Deployment Post-Installation Configuration Procedure 1. Right-click the name of your new virtual appliance, then select Edit Settings from the context menu, or click Edit virtual machine settings from the Getting Started tab in the main window. 2. Make sure the Memory , CPUs , and Hard disk 1 settings are set to the defaults, as described in Table 3 Firepower NGIPSv Appliance Default Settings, page 4 . The memory setting and the number of virtual CPUs for the appliance are listed on the left side of the window. To see the hard disk Provisioned Size , click Hard disk 1 . 3. Confirm the Network adapter 1 settings are as follows, making changes if necessary: a. Under Device Status , enable the Connect at power on check box. b. Under MAC Address , manually set the MAC address for your virtual appliance’s management interface. Manually assign the MAC address to your virtual appliance to avoid MAC address changes or conflicts from other systems in the dynamic pool. Additionally, for virtual Cisco Firepower Management Centers, setting the MAC address manually ensures that you will not have to re-request licenses from Cisco if you ever have to reimage the appliance. c. Under Network Connection , set the Network label to the name of the management network for your virtual appliance. 4. Click OK . What to Do Next Initialize the virtual appliance; see Initializing a Virtual Appliance, page 10 . Optionally, before you power on the appliance, you can replace the default e1000 interfaces with vmxnet3 interfaces, create an additional management interface, or both; see Adding and Configuring VMware Interfaces, page 9 . Adding and Configuring VMware Interfaces VMware defaults to e1000 (1 Gbit/s) interfaces when it creates a virtual machine. Once the virtual machine is finished and the Firepower NGIPSv is installed fully you can switch from the e1000 to vmxnet3 (10 Gbit/s) interfaces for greater network throughput. The following guidelines are important when replacing the default
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