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-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|
*1TB is sufficient for any number of users if there is no need for long-term storage of logs onboard FortiAuthenticator.
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.
ovf.zip / kvm.zip / hyperv.zip / xen.zip / opc.zip
Used for new VM installations.
For more information see the FortiAuthenticator product datasheet available on the Fortinet web site.