Rapid Deploy from website - reason for version change to match "Manufactured with" version
Recently have been testing a few different ways to do remote/rapid deployment and/or management (including using WatchGuard Cloud for management) and when testing Rapid Deploy using the website, I notice it only works correctly if the XML configuration file is saved as whatever version the Firebox is manufactured with (ie. the version on the Product Details page).
What is the reason behind this?
Is it something to do with the SYSB firmware (which is presumably the same version as the "Manufactured with" one on the product details page)?
I am asking since I am testing with an appliance that is manufactured with a somewhat older version and the XML configuration file I was hoping to use is as close to what I would want the initial configuration to be, in cases where we have to get a remote user to step through the factory reset steps (since Rapid Deploy will in most cases pull the config down).
Would it be fair to say that one would then need to apply any modifications (or restore backups) post a Rapid Deploy configuration as a normal step?
My test setup above is a T35-W that says it is manufactured with 12.3.1
The test configuration (on 12.5.11) had a WebBlocker "warn" action which it says is not supported when saving with 12.3.1 (think that was a 12.4 thing).
If I upload the 12.5.11 configuration to the Product Details page, it uploads and recognises the configuration but the Firebox doesn't appear to download it.
If I remove the "warn" action in WebBlocker then save with version 12.3.1 this file works perfectly.