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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-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

*1TB is sufficient for any number of users if there is no need for long-term storage of logs onboard FortiAuthenticator.

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 / 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.

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-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

*1TB is sufficient for any number of users if there is no need for long-term storage of logs onboard FortiAuthenticator.

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 / 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.