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Managing virtual machines

If a licensing token is stolen or compromised, you can stop the token and regenerate it. After a token is regenerated, it must be re-injected into your VM in order to revoke the old token. You can also export a list of tokens to parse them in scripts.

To modify a VM configuration:
  1. Go to Virtual Machines, and click the serial number you want to edit.
  2. Click Edit.
  3. Modify the VM configuration, and click Submit.
    Note

    You can change the VM configuration as many times as you like. The largest size of the VM of the day will be considered for point consumption for the day.

Tooltip

It is recommended you reboot the FortiGate-VM after you change the configuration. To verify the configuration is in effect, run the get system status CLI command.

  • A reboot is required if you are lowering the vCPU size.
  • When you add more vCPU and do not want to reboot the FortiGate-VM, run CLI exec cpu add X where X is the number of vCPU to be hot-added on top of the existing number.

    For example, if the FortiGate-VM currently consumes 4 vCPUs out of the entitled 16 vCPUs which can be seen as VM Resources: 4 CPU/16 Allowed in the get system status output, then run exec cpu add 12 to consume 12 more vCPUs. A reboot will not require this CLI to be run.

To stop a Serial Number token:
  1. Go to Virtual Machines, and click the serial number you want to stop.
  2. Click Stop. The Disable Virtual Machine dialog displays.

  3. Click Confirm. The VM status changes to Stopped. Point consumption will stop from the next day even while your managed VM may be still running.

To reactivate a Serial Number token:
  1. Go to Virtual Machines, and click a Serial Number with a status of Stopped.
  2. Click Reactivate. The Virtual Machine Details page displays.

  3. (Optional) Modify the Virtual Machine details.

  4. Click Submit. The serial number Status changes to Active. Point consumption will restart from the day you make this change even though you may still have not rerun your managed VM.
To export a list of Serial Number Tokens:
  1. Right-click the table, and click Export.
  2. Select CSV Export, Excel Export (xlsx), or Excel Export (.xml). The file is saved to your computer.

Managing virtual machines

If a licensing token is stolen or compromised, you can stop the token and regenerate it. After a token is regenerated, it must be re-injected into your VM in order to revoke the old token. You can also export a list of tokens to parse them in scripts.

To modify a VM configuration:
  1. Go to Virtual Machines, and click the serial number you want to edit.
  2. Click Edit.
  3. Modify the VM configuration, and click Submit.
    Note

    You can change the VM configuration as many times as you like. The largest size of the VM of the day will be considered for point consumption for the day.

Tooltip

It is recommended you reboot the FortiGate-VM after you change the configuration. To verify the configuration is in effect, run the get system status CLI command.

  • A reboot is required if you are lowering the vCPU size.
  • When you add more vCPU and do not want to reboot the FortiGate-VM, run CLI exec cpu add X where X is the number of vCPU to be hot-added on top of the existing number.

    For example, if the FortiGate-VM currently consumes 4 vCPUs out of the entitled 16 vCPUs which can be seen as VM Resources: 4 CPU/16 Allowed in the get system status output, then run exec cpu add 12 to consume 12 more vCPUs. A reboot will not require this CLI to be run.

To stop a Serial Number token:
  1. Go to Virtual Machines, and click the serial number you want to stop.
  2. Click Stop. The Disable Virtual Machine dialog displays.

  3. Click Confirm. The VM status changes to Stopped. Point consumption will stop from the next day even while your managed VM may be still running.

To reactivate a Serial Number token:
  1. Go to Virtual Machines, and click a Serial Number with a status of Stopped.
  2. Click Reactivate. The Virtual Machine Details page displays.

  3. (Optional) Modify the Virtual Machine details.

  4. Click Submit. The serial number Status changes to Active. Point consumption will restart from the day you make this change even though you may still have not rerun your managed VM.
To export a list of Serial Number Tokens:
  1. Right-click the table, and click Export.
  2. Select CSV Export, Excel Export (xlsx), or Excel Export (.xml). The file is saved to your computer.