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Firepower Threat Defense not booting on ESXI

Hello all

 

I have deployed the Firepower Threat Defense NGFW 6.22 virtual machine to my VMware ESXI 6.0 infrastructure but it's not allowing me to complete the install

 

The VM boots up then asked me to log in, I log in with the default credentials then it hangs on a screen saying "System initialization in progress. Please stand by" with a spinning cursor but wont let me continue any further

 

How can I troubleshoot this?

 

Thanks

Ben

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Did you double check the VM properties (especially including the network adapter type) and resources against the installation guide?

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I checked all the VM properties (only change was to add a serial port, turn on promiscuous mode on the virtual network) and it still didnt boot up correctly.

 

I reinstalled the VM on an Intel-based VMware host and it worked first time ... not sure why it doesnt work on AMD as there is nothing in the requirements saying that it wouldnt work ... but potentially theres some compatibility issue here

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It depends on your hardware resource, for the first time it take longer time to setup.

 

Wait for 30-60min and post the screen shot.

 

As suggested please follow below guide :

 

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/security/firepower/quick_start/vmware/ftdv/ftdv-vmware-qsg.html

 

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