The Flex-VM portal allows you to monitor point consumption, configure virtual machine entitlements, create licensing tokens, and run reports.
A primary FortiCloud account can invite other users to launch Flex-VM as secondary users. See Flex-VM Program Guide > Adding secondary users.
Flex-VM only supports one Primary FortiCloud account user. A user with a Primary account in FortiCloud cannot sign into Flex-VM as a secondary user. To invite a secondary user to Flex-VM, add a secondary account in FortiCloud.
The Dashboard provides an overview of activity in your Flex-VM account. Use the dashboard to quickly monitor active and expired virtual machines, as well points consumed.
The Dashboard contains the following monitors:
- Flex VM Program(s): Displays the program serial number and the program start and end dates .
- VMs Summary: Displays the number of Active and Expired virtual machines.
- Points Summary: Displays the Total Remaining Points and Average Daily Point Usage.
- Point Usage History for Past 30 Days: Displays the daily point usage for the past thirty days as a chart. Hover over a bar in the chart to see the points used for a specific day.
The dashboard view may change slightly without notice.
The Virtual Machines tab is used to create and manage license file tokens. You can disable compromised license file tokens or change the configuration of a virtual machine. See Creating entitlements.
The tab displays the following information:
- Serial Number: The serial numbers generated when you configure a VM.
- License File Token: The available License File Tokens that can be injected into a VM to leverage consumption entitlements.
- Configuration: The VM configuration assigned to the serial number.
- Termination Date: The expiry date for the token. The token can be stopped, edited, or reactivated.
- Status: The license file status. Active means the VM is being charged for daily consumption (PST/PDT time zone). An Active status with a strikethrough indicates the entitlement is in use. If the status is Stopped for the entire day, the VM will not be charged for the day.
The Configurations tab is used to create and manage virtual machine configurations. You can set the number of vCPUs in a virtual machine, and select a service package. After the configuration is created, it can be assigned to a VM entitlement. See Creating VM configurations.
When you disable a VM configuration, the VMs that are using the configuration are no longer entitled to consume points. Use caution when disabling configurations or stopping VM entitlements, as this will impact the performance of the virtual machines. Disabled VM configurations can be re-enabled.
The Points tab shows the Point Balance and displays a record of points used on a daily basis. Right-click inside the table to export the points balance as a CSV, XLSX, or XML file.
The Reports tab contains the Point Usage Detail and Point License Summary Report. You can run a report for a specified time period, and then export it as a CSV, XLXS, or XML file.