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Step 5: Complete product registration, licensing, and upgrades

Your new FortiADC appliance comes with a factory image of the operating system (firmware). However, if a new version has been released since factory imaging, you might want to install the newer firmware before continuing the system configuration.

Before you begin:

To upgrade your license:
  1. Go to the System > Settings.
  2. Find your way to the Fortiguard tab.
  3. There, under Status, click Upgrade License, to upload or locate the license file.

  License upgrade page

To upgrade your firmware:
  1. Go to the System > Settings.
  2. Find your way to the Maintenance tab.
  3. Go down to Firmware.
  4. Click Upgrade Firmware.

For detailed information, refer to the online help or see Updating firmware.

Validating a VM license with no internet connection

If a FortiADC-VM is in a standalone environment with no Internet connection, it will not be able to connect to the FortiGuard Distribution Network (FDN) to validate its license. To validate the license of a standalone FortiADC-VM with no Internet connection, you must configure the FortiADC-VM to send the license request to a proxy server that is connected to the Internet. The proxy server will then send the license request to the FDN and return the license status to the FortiADC-VM.

Before you begin, you must:

  • Have a proxy server connected to the Internet.
  • Have Read-Write permission for System settings.
To configure a proxy server to validate a FortiADC-VM license
  1. Go to System > Settings and select the FortiGuard tab.
  2. Under the Update Schedule pane, find the edit function on the top right, the pencil.
  3. Go into the window enable Tunneling status. See FortiGuard configuration page .
 

FortiGuard configuration page

  1. Complete the configuration as described in Proxy server configuration.

Proxy server configuration

Settings Guidelines
Tunneling address Enter the IP address of the proxy server.
Tunneling port Enter the port of the proxy server.
Tunneling username If access control is enabled on the proxy server, enter the proxy server's username.
Tunneling password If access control is enabled on the proxy server, enter the proxy server's password.
  1. Click Save.

You can also configure the FortiADC-VM to communicate with the proxy server using the CLI. For more information, see the CLI Reference:

http://docs.fortinet.com/fortiadc-d-series/reference

Step 5: Complete product registration, licensing, and upgrades

Your new FortiADC appliance comes with a factory image of the operating system (firmware). However, if a new version has been released since factory imaging, you might want to install the newer firmware before continuing the system configuration.

Before you begin:

To upgrade your license:
  1. Go to the System > Settings.
  2. Find your way to the Fortiguard tab.
  3. There, under Status, click Upgrade License, to upload or locate the license file.

  License upgrade page

To upgrade your firmware:
  1. Go to the System > Settings.
  2. Find your way to the Maintenance tab.
  3. Go down to Firmware.
  4. Click Upgrade Firmware.

For detailed information, refer to the online help or see Updating firmware.

Validating a VM license with no internet connection

If a FortiADC-VM is in a standalone environment with no Internet connection, it will not be able to connect to the FortiGuard Distribution Network (FDN) to validate its license. To validate the license of a standalone FortiADC-VM with no Internet connection, you must configure the FortiADC-VM to send the license request to a proxy server that is connected to the Internet. The proxy server will then send the license request to the FDN and return the license status to the FortiADC-VM.

Before you begin, you must:

  • Have a proxy server connected to the Internet.
  • Have Read-Write permission for System settings.
To configure a proxy server to validate a FortiADC-VM license
  1. Go to System > Settings and select the FortiGuard tab.
  2. Under the Update Schedule pane, find the edit function on the top right, the pencil.
  3. Go into the window enable Tunneling status. See FortiGuard configuration page .
 

FortiGuard configuration page

  1. Complete the configuration as described in Proxy server configuration.

Proxy server configuration

Settings Guidelines
Tunneling address Enter the IP address of the proxy server.
Tunneling port Enter the port of the proxy server.
Tunneling username If access control is enabled on the proxy server, enter the proxy server's username.
Tunneling password If access control is enabled on the proxy server, enter the proxy server's password.
  1. Click Save.

You can also configure the FortiADC-VM to communicate with the proxy server using the CLI. For more information, see the CLI Reference:

http://docs.fortinet.com/fortiadc-d-series/reference