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 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|
The following table provides FortiAuthenticator virtual machine (VM) sizing guidelines based on typical usage. Actual requirements may vary based on usage patterns.
|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|
Fortinet provides FortiAuthenticator VM firmware images in two formats:
Use this image for new and upgrades to physical appliance installations. Upgrades to existing virtual machine installations are also distributed in this format.
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.