Flex-VM allows you to easily manage VM usage entitlements for FortiGate-VMs. You can use the Flex-VM portal to create VM configurations, generate licensing tokens, and monitor resource consumption in the form of points.
Flex-VM subscribers can create multiple sets of a single VM entitlement that corresponds to a licensed virtual machine. Each entitlement contains a base VM with the number of vCPUs, and one of four FortiCare and FortiGuard protection services. Resource consumption is based upon predefined points that are calculated on a daily basis (PST/PDT time zone).
FortiGate-VMs with usage entitlements require a unique per-VM token to be installed on every VM. These tokens can be injected into the FortiGate-VM once the VM configurations and vCPU quantities are defined in the Flex-VM portal, and the VMs are deployed on the customer-managed platform in supported clouds and hypervisors.