Installing a Firepower 8000 Series Device
Firepower System appliances are easily installed on your network as part of a larger Firepower System
deployment. You install devices on network segments to inspect traffic and generate intrusion events
based on the intrusion policy applied to it. This data is transmitted to a Firepower Management Center,
which manages one or more devices to correlate data across your full deployment, and coordinate and
respond to threats to your security.
You can use multiple management interfaces to improve performance or to isolate and manage traffic
from two different networks. You configure the default management interface (
installation. You can configure additional management interfaces after installation from the user
interface. For more information, see Firepower Management Center Configuration Guide.
You can pre-configure multiple appliances at one location to be used in different deployment locations.
For guidance on pre-configuring, see the Firepower 8000 Series Getting Started Guide.
Unpacking and Inspecting the Appliance
Keep the shipping container in case the server requires shipping in the future.
The chassis is thoroughly inspected before shipment. If any damage occurred during transportation or
any items are missing, contact your customer service representative immediately.
To inspect the shipment, follow these steps:
Remove the chassis from its cardboard container and save all packaging material.
Compare the shipment to the following list of components that ship with Firepower 8000 Series devices.
As you unpack the system and the associated accessories, check that your package contents are complete
power cord (two power cords are included with appliances that include redundant power supplies)
Category 5e Ethernet straight-through cables: two for a Firepower device
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