About Onboarding an FTD using its Serial Number
This procedure is a simplified method of setting up and onboarding the Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) devices to CDO. All you need is the chassis serial number or PCA serial number of the device. You can apply a smart license or use a 90-day evaluation license when onboarding the device.
Ensure that you read through the use cases to understand the concepts before you perform the onboarding steps.
Important: These methods of onboarding FTDs are only available for devices that have Firepower version 6.7 or higher installed.
- Low-Touch Provisioning of a New FTD Device: Onboarding a new factory-shipped FTD device that is added to a network and reached from the Internet. The initial device setup wizard is not complete on the device.
- Onboard an Already Configured FTD using Device Serial Number: Onboarding an already configured FTD device or an upgraded device that is already added to a network and reached from the Internet. The initial device setup wizard is complete on the device.
- To understand how to cable and power on the FTD 1000 or 2100 series devices, see the "Firepower Threat Defense Deployment with CDO" chapter of Cisco Firepower 1100 or 2100 Getting Start Guides X.Y.
Understanding the Device LED Patterns
You can view the Status LED (FTD 1010) or SYS LED (FTD 2100) on the rear panel of the hardware to determine the following status of the device:
|Fast flashing green||The device is booting up correctly.|
|Fast flashing amber||The device failed to boot correctly.|
|Solid green||The application is loaded on the device.|
|Solid amber||The application failed to load correctly on the device.|
|Slow flashing green||The device is connected to the Cisco cloud.|
|Alternating green and amber||The device failed to connect to the Cisco cloud.|