- On the AWS console, create an S3 bucket at the root level for the bootstrap files.
- Upload the license file and configuration file(s) to the S3 bucket. In this example, one license file and two configuration files are uploaded. For example, let's have the following FortiOS CLI command statement in the config file:
config sys global
set hostname jkatocloudinit
This is to set a hostname as part of initial configuration at first-time launch.
- S3 creates bucket in a region you specify. You can choose any AWS region that is geographically close to you to optimize latency, minimize costs, or address regulatory requirements. To choose a region, use the following code:
"bucket" : "jkatoconf",
"region" : "us-east-2",
"license" : "/FGVM020000130370.lic",
"config" : "/fgtconfig-init.txt",
Although the S3 bucket and the firewall can be in different regions, it is highly recommended that they are in the same region in order to speed up the bootstrapping process.