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Deploying the FortiGate-VM

To create the FortiGate-VM:
  1. Launch the Hyper-V Manager on your Microsoft server. The Hyper-V Manager homepage opens.

  2. Select the server in the right-tree menu. The server details page is displayed.

  3. Right-click the server and select New > Virtual Machine from the menu. Optionally, in the Actions menu, select New and select Virtual Machine from the menu. The New Virtual Machine Wizard opens.

  4. Select Next to create a VM with a custom configuration. The Specify Name and Location page is displayed.

  5. Enter a name for this VM. Hyper-V Manager displays the name.
  6. Select Next to continue. The Assign Memory page opens.

  7. Specify the amount of memory to allocate to this VM. The default memory for FortiGate-VM is 1GB (1024MB).
  8. Select Next to continue. The Configure Networking page is displayed.

  9. Each new VM includes a network adapter. You can configure the network adapter to use a virtual switch, or it can remain disconnected. FortiGate-VM requires four network adapters. You must configure network adapters in the Settings page.
  10. Select Next to continue. The Connect Virtual Hard Disk page is displayed.

  11. Select to use an existing virtual hard disk and browse for the fortios.vhd file that you downloaded from the Fortinet Customer Service & Support portal.
  12. Select Next to continue. The Summary page is displayed.

  13. To create the VM and close the wizard, select Finish.

Deploying the FortiGate-VM

To create the FortiGate-VM:
  1. Launch the Hyper-V Manager on your Microsoft server. The Hyper-V Manager homepage opens.

  2. Select the server in the right-tree menu. The server details page is displayed.

  3. Right-click the server and select New > Virtual Machine from the menu. Optionally, in the Actions menu, select New and select Virtual Machine from the menu. The New Virtual Machine Wizard opens.

  4. Select Next to create a VM with a custom configuration. The Specify Name and Location page is displayed.

  5. Enter a name for this VM. Hyper-V Manager displays the name.
  6. Select Next to continue. The Assign Memory page opens.

  7. Specify the amount of memory to allocate to this VM. The default memory for FortiGate-VM is 1GB (1024MB).
  8. Select Next to continue. The Configure Networking page is displayed.

  9. Each new VM includes a network adapter. You can configure the network adapter to use a virtual switch, or it can remain disconnected. FortiGate-VM requires four network adapters. You must configure network adapters in the Settings page.
  10. Select Next to continue. The Connect Virtual Hard Disk page is displayed.

  11. Select to use an existing virtual hard disk and browse for the fortios.vhd file that you downloaded from the Fortinet Customer Service & Support portal.
  12. Select Next to continue. The Summary page is displayed.

  13. To create the VM and close the wizard, select Finish.