SonicOS 7 Getting Started Guide for NSsp 13700 and NSa Series

System Startup

Once the firewall is connected to a power source, SonicOS comes up within a few minutes. You can configure the firewall from either the X0 or MGMT interface. The X0 interface can be configured as a static, transparent, or Layer-2, Bridged-Mode interface. The MGMT port is a dedicated 1 Gigabit Ethernet interface for appliance management and SafeMode access.

To configure HTTPS management via X0

  1. Connect your management computer to the X0 interface. DHCP addressing is available by default on X0.
  2. In your browser, enter the default IP address https://192.168.168.168 and log in using the default credentials:

    Username: admin

    Password: password

  3. Refer to Basic Configuration for the remaining steps for a basic configuration.

To configure HTTPS management via MGMT port

  1. Connect your management computer to the MGMT interface.
  2. Configure your computer with a static IP address on the 192.168.1.0/24 subnet, such as 192.168.1.20.
  3. In your browser, enter the default IP address https://192.168.1.254 and log in using the default credentials:

    Username: admin

    Password: password

  4. Refer to Basic Configuration for the remaining steps for a basic configuration.

If the services are enabled while using the MGMT port, you can also access SafeMode, SSH or ping via the MGMT port. From SafeMode, you can upgrade firmware, boot backup images and more.

You can also configure your firewall using the SonicOS command line interface (CLI). For more information on using CLI, refer to Setting Up with CLI.

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