After you deploy a FortiGate-VM on the Microsoft Hyper-V server, perform the following tasks:
- Connect the FortiGate-VM to the network so that it can process network traffic and maintain license validity.
- Connect to FortiGate-VM GUI via a web browser for easier administration.
- Ensure that the full license file is uploaded to the FortiGate-VM.
- If you are in a closed environment, enable validation of the FortiGate-VM license against a FortiManager on your network.
The first time you start the FortiGate-VM, you will have access only through the console window of your Microsoft Hyper-V server environment. After you configure one FortiGate network interface with an IP address and administrative access, you can access the FortiGate-VM GUI.