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Preparing the StoneOS System

Installing Licenses

Licenses control features and performance.

Before installing any license, you must purchase a license code.

To install a license, take the following steps:

  1. Go to System > License.
  2. Click OK.
  3. To make the license take effect, reboot the system. Go to System > Device Management > Options, and click Reboot.

Creating a System Administrator

System administrator has the authority to read, write and execute all the features in system.

To create a system administrator, take the following steps:

  1. Go to System > Device Management > Administrator.
  2. Click New.
  3. Click OK.
The system has a default administrator "hillstone" , which cannot be deleted or renamed.

Adding Trust Hosts

The trust host is administrator's host. Only computers included in the trust hosts can manage system.

To add a trust host, take the following steps:

  1. Go to System > Device Management.
  2. Select Trust Host tab, and click New.
  3. Click OK.

Upgrading StoneOS Firmware

Back up your configuration files before upgrading your system.

To upgrade your system firmware, take the following steps:

  1. Go to System > Upgrade Management.
  2. Select Browse and choose the new image from your local computer.
  3. Click Reboot to make new firmware take effect, then click Apply.
  4. System will automatically reboot when it finishes installing the new firmware.

Updating Signature Database

Features that require constant updates of signature are license controlled. You must purchase the license in order to be able to update the signature libraries. By default, the system will automatically update the databases daily.

Toupdate a database, take the following steps:

  1. Go to System > Upgrade Management, and click the <Signature Database Update> tab.