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Testing connectivity

You can now proceed to power on your FortiGate-VM. Select the FortiGate-VM in the VM list, right-click, and select Start. Optionally, you can select the FortiGate-VM in the VM list and select Start in the Actions menu.

The PING utility is the usual method to test connectivity to other devices. For this, you need the console on the FortiGate-VM.

Tooltip

In FortiOS, the command for the PING utility is execute ping followed by the IP address you want to connect to.

Before you configure the FortiGate-VM for use in production, ensure that connections between it and all required resources can be established.

  • If the FortiGate-VM will provide firewall protection between your network and the internet, verify that it can connect to your Internet access point and to resources on the Internet.
  • If the FortiGate-VM is part of a Fortinet Security Fabric, verify that it can connect to all devices in the Fabric.
  • Verify that each node on your network can connect to the FortiGate-VM.

Testing connectivity

You can now proceed to power on your FortiGate-VM. Select the FortiGate-VM in the VM list, right-click, and select Start. Optionally, you can select the FortiGate-VM in the VM list and select Start in the Actions menu.

The PING utility is the usual method to test connectivity to other devices. For this, you need the console on the FortiGate-VM.

Tooltip

In FortiOS, the command for the PING utility is execute ping followed by the IP address you want to connect to.

Before you configure the FortiGate-VM for use in production, ensure that connections between it and all required resources can be established.

  • If the FortiGate-VM will provide firewall protection between your network and the internet, verify that it can connect to your Internet access point and to resources on the Internet.
  • If the FortiGate-VM is part of a Fortinet Security Fabric, verify that it can connect to all devices in the Fabric.
  • Verify that each node on your network can connect to the FortiGate-VM.