FortiGate virtual appliances allow you to mitigate blind spots by implementing critical security controls within your virtual infrastructure. They also allow you to rapidly provision security infrastructure whenever and wherever it is needed. FortiGate virtual appliances feature all the security and networking services common to hardware-based FortiGate appliances. You can deploy a mix of FortiGate hardware and virtual appliances, operating together and managed from a common centralized management platform.
OpenStack-based clouds provide the environment needed for elastic, on-demand multitenant applications. Networks are transitioning to new models more suited to the cloud with SDN, NFV, and virtual network infrastructure, and their relationships between networking, security orchestration, and policy enforcement.
Our OpenStack Neutron solution embraces the software-defined security framework providing out-of-the-box integration so that you can apply advanced network security seamlessly in logical and dynamic environments.
This guide describes how to deploy a FortiGate virtual appliance in an OpenStack environment. You can install FGT-VM64-KVM and FOS-VM64-KVM firmware into an OpenStack environment.
FortiGate-VM virtualized network function deployment is supported on the following OpenStack releases: