Deploying a RED manually

To deploy RED devices manually, you need to download the provisioning file for the RED interface and save it to a USB stick.

Objectives

When you complete this unit, you’ll know how to do the following:
  • Configure an NTP server on the firewall.
  • Add a RED interface and download a provisioning file.

Configure NTP server

When you deploy a RED device manually, the firewall must act as NTP server.

  1. Go to Administration > Time and click Use custom NTP server.
  2. In the Search/Add field, type the IP address of the firewall and click Add .
  3. Click Apply.

Add a RED interface

Create an interface for a RED that is to be deployed manually via USB stick.

  1. Go to System services > RED and turn on the RED provisioning service.
  2. Go to Network > Interfaces, click Add interface, and select Add.
  3. Type a branch name and select your RED device type.
  4. For Device deployment, select Manually via USB stick.
  5. Specify other RED model settings as required.
  6. Click Save.

    The firewall generates a provisioning file for the interface.

Install provisioning file

Download the provisioning file associated with the RED interface and provide the file to the device using a USB stick.

  1. Turn off the RED.
  2. Go to Network > Interfaces.
  3. In the list of interfaces, locate the RED interface, click the hamburger button and download the provisioning file.
  4. Move the file to the root directory of a USB stick.
  5. Plug the USB stick into the RED.
  6. Turn on the RED.

    The RED obtains a configuration from the USB stick and the firewall sends the unlock code to the email address that you provided when you turned on the RED provisioning service.

    CAUTION Retain the unlock code. You will need the code if you want to deploy the RED on another firewall.