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FortiAuthenticator VM

FortiAuthenticator VM system requirements

The following table provides a detailed summary on FortiAuthenticator virtual machine (VM) system requirements. Installing FortiAuthenticator VM requires that you have already installed a supported VM environment. For details, see the FortiAuthenticator VM Install Guide.

VM requirements
Virtual machine Requirement
VM form factor Open Virtualization Format (OVF)
Virtual CPUs supported (minimum / maximum) 1 / 64
Virtual NICs supported (minimum / maximum) 1 / 4
Storage support (minimum / maximum) 60 GB / 16 TB
Memory support (minimum / maximum) 2 GB / 1 TB
High Availability (HA) support Yes

FortiAuthenticator VM sizing guidelines

The following table provides FortiAuthenticator virtual machine (VM) sizing guidelines based on typical usage. Actual requirements may vary based on usage patterns.

VM sizing guidelines
Users Virtual CPUs Memory Storage
1 - 500 1 2 GB 1 TB
500 to 2,500 2 4 GB 1 TB
2,500 to 7,500 2 8 GB 2 TB
7,500 to 25,000 4 16 GB 2 TB
25,000 to 75,000 8 32 GB 4 TB
75,000 to 250,000 16 64 GB 4 TB
250,000 to 750,000 32 128 GB 8 TB
750,000 to 2,500,000 64 256 GB 16 TB
2,500,000 to 7,500,000 64 512 GB 16 TB

FortiAuthenticator VM firmware

Fortinet provides FortiAuthenticator VM firmware images in two formats:

  • .out
    Use this image for new and upgrades to physical appliance installations. Upgrades to existing virtual machine installations are also distributed in this format.
  • ovf.zip
    Use this image for new VM installations. It contains a deployable OVF virtual machine package for initial VMware ESXi installations.

For more information see the FortiAuthenticator product datasheet available on the Fortinet web site, https://www.fortinet.com/products/identity-access-management.html#models-specifications.

FortiAuthenticator VM

FortiAuthenticator VM system requirements

The following table provides a detailed summary on FortiAuthenticator virtual machine (VM) system requirements. Installing FortiAuthenticator VM requires that you have already installed a supported VM environment. For details, see the FortiAuthenticator VM Install Guide.

VM requirements
Virtual machine Requirement
VM form factor Open Virtualization Format (OVF)
Virtual CPUs supported (minimum / maximum) 1 / 64
Virtual NICs supported (minimum / maximum) 1 / 4
Storage support (minimum / maximum) 60 GB / 16 TB
Memory support (minimum / maximum) 2 GB / 1 TB
High Availability (HA) support Yes

FortiAuthenticator VM sizing guidelines

The following table provides FortiAuthenticator virtual machine (VM) sizing guidelines based on typical usage. Actual requirements may vary based on usage patterns.

VM sizing guidelines
Users Virtual CPUs Memory Storage
1 - 500 1 2 GB 1 TB
500 to 2,500 2 4 GB 1 TB
2,500 to 7,500 2 8 GB 2 TB
7,500 to 25,000 4 16 GB 2 TB
25,000 to 75,000 8 32 GB 4 TB
75,000 to 250,000 16 64 GB 4 TB
250,000 to 750,000 32 128 GB 8 TB
750,000 to 2,500,000 64 256 GB 16 TB
2,500,000 to 7,500,000 64 512 GB 16 TB

FortiAuthenticator VM firmware

Fortinet provides FortiAuthenticator VM firmware images in two formats:

  • .out
    Use this image for new and upgrades to physical appliance installations. Upgrades to existing virtual machine installations are also distributed in this format.
  • ovf.zip
    Use this image for new VM installations. It contains a deployable OVF virtual machine package for initial VMware ESXi installations.

For more information see the FortiAuthenticator product datasheet available on the Fortinet web site, https://www.fortinet.com/products/identity-access-management.html#models-specifications.