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First Boot Wizard

The First Boot Wizard starts when the IP Fabric appliance is run for the first time and configures basic system parameters:

  1. Assign hostname.
  2. Assign domain name.
  3. Choose IP address acquisition method.
  4. If the static method is used, configure IP address, netmask, default GW, and DNS servers.
  5. Configure internet proxy if used.
  6. Set the password of the osadmin user.
    • This password is used for encrypting system backups and accessing the CLI and the System Administration UI.
  7. Optionally, define organization parameters for the local SSL certificate.
  8. After rebooting, the console login screen will display the assigned IP address of the system and provide a link to access the user interface.

The wizard can also be re-run later from the CLI.

Its documentation can be found in System ‘Boot Wizard’.


Remember the password from step 8! IP Fabric support engineers are able to reset osadmin user passwords, but encrypted backups will be lost!


The self-signed SSL certificate can be replaced by a trusted certificate in the IP Fabric web UI. Please see IPF Certificates.