There are two methods of creating the FortiGate-VM instance. Select one of the following methods:
- The first method consists of obtaining the deployment image file, importing the file into the OCI portal, then launching the FortiGate-VM instance. See Creating an instance by importing an image file.
- The second method consists of pointing to an available FortiGate-VM image on OCI instead of importing one. See Creating an instance by selecting an OCI partner image.
You can also add bootstrapping of FortiGate CLI commands and a BYOL license at the time of initial bootup as part of instance creation, as described in (Optional) Bootstrapping FortiGate-VM on the OCI GUI at initial bootup. This step is optional and can be included as part of either creation method.
Once you have completed using either method to create a FortiGate-VM, continue to Attaching storage to the FortiGate-VM.