Bootstrap configures your physical Symantec Endpoint Detection and Response appliance or virtual Symantec Endpoint Detection and Response appliance. You can configure the appliance as a management platform, a network scanner, or an all-in-one appliance (management platform and scanner functionality on the same appliance). It assigns a static IP address for the management port and sets up communication between the appliance and your network. After you complete bootstrap, the system automatically restarts.
Bootstrap begins automatically when you are logged on for the first time before configuration.
Once you complete configuration, you can run bootstrap again using the bootstrap CLI command.
For each prompt, type a response and then press Enter to specify the required information.
The following table describes the bootstrap prompts:
Type a new, secure password for the console. This password replaces the default password, symantec.
Try another [y/n]?
A password that is similar to a word in the Dictionary, is too short, or not complex enough is less secure. Type y to delete the new password and be prompted to try again. Type n to keep the new password you previously entered.
Re-enter new password:
To confirm the new password, type it again and press Enter. If the two passwords do not match, you are prompted to type and retype the password again.
Select one of the following appliance roles. 1 = Management platform ..., 2 = Network scanner ..., 3 = All-in-one ... ?
Type the number that corresponds to the role for this appliance. The prompt describes each of the roles available.
Configure the management port. IPv4 Address :
Type a static IP for the management port. For a management platform or all-in-one appliance, this IP address is used to access the EDR appliance console from a browser.
IPv4 Netmask :
Type the network mask for the management port IPv4 address.
Type the IP address for the gateway (switch or router) that the appliance can use to communicate with the rest of your network.
Nameserver (IPv4) :
Type the IP address of a name server that the appliance can use to resolve IP addresses.
Configure another nameserver? [y/n]
Type y to add an additional name server or n to use only one name server. If you type y, you are prompted to type the IP address of a second name server.
Network scanner role only: IP address of the Management Platform:
Type the management port IP address of the management platform appliance that controls this scanner.
Management platform or network scanner roles only: Communication Channel password:
Type a secure password to encrypt communications between the management platform and all its network scanners. This password must be the same for the management platform and all network scanners. It should be different from the management console password. Letters, numbers, periods, underscores, and hyphens are allowed, and the password can be up to 50 characters.
Management platform or network scanner roles only: Re-enter Communication Channel password:
To confirm the communication channel password, type it again and press Enter. If the two passwords do not match, you are prompted to type and retype the password again.
Configure IPv4 static routes? [y/n]
Type y to configure an IPv4 static route or n to skip this configuration step. Static routes may be required. For example, use static routes to connect a network scanner to its management platform.
Destination (CIDR allowed):
If you choose to configure IPv4 static routes, you are prompted to type the destination IP address and the gateway IP address.
Add another route? [y/n]
After you configure an IPv4 static route, type y in response to this prompt to configure an additional IPv4 static route. Type n to go to the next prompt.
You can configure up to three IPv4 static routes in bootstrap. You can configure additional static routes in EDR appliance console.
What do you want to call this device?
Type a name to identify this system in the EDR appliance console. Letters, numbers, spaces, periods, and hyphens are allowed, and the name can be up to 50 characters.
Set NTP server. ?
Type the IP address of the NTP server.
Setting an NTP server ensures that the appliance has an accurate time to indicate when detections occurred.
When configuration is complete, the console displays the settings that you configured and then prompts Save changes? [y/n]. Type y to save the configuration or n to reject it and make changes.
If you type n, bootstrap restarts from the beginning. Most prompts display the previous value you entered. Press Enter to accept the previous value (if present), or type a new value to correct the entry.
When bootstrap is complete, the system restarts. After the restart, the console displays the logon prompt. You are now ready to run the setup wizard.
You can re-run bootstrap (for example, to change certain IP addresses) after initial installation from the CLI using the bootstrap command. You cannot re-run bootstrap to change the operating role of the appliance.
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