Can I completely configure my firewall appliance before sending it to the site without connecting it the Internet? I was hoping to have 95% of the configuration built and then just have the device sent directly to the site. Can you do this for the MX series like you can for switches?
You can do a lot of the pre-deployment configuration in the cloud but the device will need a way to download that configuration when it is hooked up.
I've done this with a few devices that were being sent to remote sites. One was an MX64 being sent to a satellite clinic with a static cable connection. I logged into the webUI on the device and configured the WAN information so that it would work once connected. Then I built the remainder of the config via the portal which the device pulled down once it was connected on-site.
Out of the box, the MX interfaces are configured for DHCP with no VLAN tag. If your ISP provides circuits matching this specification then yes. Otherwise, at a minimum, the WAN/Internet ports need to be configured to provide the initial Internet configuration.