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Instance type support

FortiGate supports the following instance types on Azure.

Supported instances on the Azure marketplace listing may change without notice and may vary between bring your own license (BYOL) and pay as you go (PAYG). Instance types of the A- and D-series no longer appear as deployable instances at the time you install the FortiGate virtual machine (VM) on the marketplace launcher.

For up-to-date information on each instance type, see the following links:

FortiOS supports hot-adding vCPU and RAM. However, Azure may not support this. See Change the size of a virtual machine.

Compute-optimized instance types

The following table provides information on compute-optimized instance types:

Instance type

vCPU

Max NIC

Recommended BYOL license

F-series
Standard_F2 2 2 FG-VM02 or FG-VM02v
Standard_F4 4 4 FG-VM04 or FG-VM04v
Standard_F8 8 8 FG-VM08 or FG-VM08v
Standard_F16 16 8 FG-VM16 or FG-VM16v
Fs-series
Standard_F2s 2 2 FG-VM02 or FG-VM02v
Standard_F4s 4 4 FG-VM04 or FG-VM04v
Standard_F8s 8 8 FG-VM08 or FG-VM08v
Standard_F16s 16 8 FG-VM16 or FG-VM16v
Fsv2-series
Standard_F2s_v2 2 2 FG-VM02 or FG-VM02v
Standard_F4s_v2 4 2 FG-VM04 or FG-VM04v
Standard_F8s_v2 8 4 FG-VM08 or FG-VM08v
Standard_F16s_v2 16 4 FG-VM16 or FG-VM16v
Standard_F32s_v2 32 8 FG-VM32 or FG-VM32v

General purpose instance types

The following table provides information on general purpose instance types:

DSv2 and Dsv3-series

Instance type

vCPU

Max NIC

Recommended BYOL license

DSv2-series
Standard_DS1_v2 1 2 FG-VM01 or FG-VM01v
Standard_DS2_v2 2 2 FG-VM02 or FG-VM02v
Standard_DS3_v2 4 4 FG-VM04 or FG-VM04v
Standard_DS4_v2 8 8 FG-VM08 or FG-VM08v
Standard_DS5_v2 16 8 FG-VM16 or FG-VM16v
Dsv3-series
Standard_D2s_v3 2 2 FG-VM02 or FG-VM02v
Standard_D4s_v3 4 2 FG-VM04 or FG-VM04v
Standard_D8s_v3 8 4 FG-VM08 or FG-VM08v
Standard_D16s_v3 16 8 FG-VM16 or FG-VM16v

Standard_D32s_v3

32

8

FG-VM32 or FG-VM32v

DV4 and DsV4-series

The DV4 and DsV4-series contain support for Intel Xeon (Ice Lake [2020] and Cascade Lake [2018]) for general purpose workloads. The DsV4 series has the option for premium storage:

Instance Type

vCPU

Max NIC

Recommended BYOL license

DV4 series

Standard_D2_v4

2

2

FG-VM02 or FG-VM02v

Standard_D4_v4

4

2

FG-VM04 or FG-VM04v

Standard_D8_v4

8

4

FG-VM08 or FG-VM08v

Standard_D16_v4

16

8

FG-VM16 or FG-VM16v

Standard_D32_v4

32

8

FG-VM32 or FG-VM32v

DsV4 series

Standard_D2s_v4

2

2

FG-VM02 or FG-VM02v

Standard_D4s_v4

4

2

FG-VM04 or FG-VM04v

Standard_D8s_v4

8

4

FG-VM08 or FG-VM08v

Standard_D16s_v4

16

8

FG-VM16 or FG-VM16v

Standard_D32s_v4

32

8

FG-VM32 or FG-VM32v

Dav4 and Dasv4-series

The Dav4 and Dasv4-series contain support for second generation AMD EPYC 7452 (Rome 2019) for production/multithreaded workloads. The DaSV4 series has the option for premium storage:

Instance Type

vCPU

Max NIC

Recommended BYOL license

DaV4 series

Standard_D2a_v4

2

2

FG-VM02 or FG-VM02v

Standard_D4a_v4

4

2

FG-VM04 or FG-VM04v

Standard_D8a_v4

8

4

FG-VM08 or FG-VM08v

Standard_D16a_v4

16

8

FG-VM16 or FG-VM16v

Standard_D32a_v4

32

8

FG-VM32 or FG-VM32v

DasV4 series

Standard_D2as_v4

2

2

FG-VM02 or FG-VM02v

Standard_D4as_v4

4

2

FG-VM04 or FG-VM04v

Standard_D8as_v4

8

4

FG-VM08 or FG-VM08v

Standard_D16as_v4

16

8

FG-VM16 or FG-VM16v

Standard_D32as_v4

32

8

FG-VM32 or FG-VM32v

Dv5 and Dsv5-series

The Dv5 and Dsv5-series contain support exclusively for Intel Xeon (Ice Lake [2020]) for general purpose workloads. A premium storage tier is available on Dsv5:

Instance Type

vCPU

Max NIC

Recommended BYOL license

DV5 series

Standard_D2_v5

2

2

FG-VM02 or FG-VM02v

Standard_D4_v5

4

2

FG-VM04 or FG-VM04v

Standard_D8_v5

8

4

FG-VM08 or FG-VM08v

Standard_D16_v5

16

8

FG-VM16 or FG-VM16v

Standard_D32_v5

32

8

FG-VM32 or FG-VM32v

DsV5 Series

Standard_D2s_v5

2

2

FG-VM02 or FG-VM02v

Standard_D4s_v5

4

2

FG-VM04 or FG-VM04v

Standard_D8s_v5

8

4

FG-VM08 or FG-VM08v

Standard_D16s_v5

16

8

FG-VM16 or FG-VM16v

Standard_D32s_v5

32

8

FG-VM32 or FG-VM32v

Dasv5 and Dadsv5-series

The Dasv5 and Dadsv5-series contain support for third generation AMD EPYC 7763v (Milan 2021) for production/multithreaded workloads:

Instance Type

vCPU

Max NIC

Recommended BYOL license

DasV5 Series

Standard_D2as_v5

2

2

FG-VM02 or FG-VM02v

Standard_D4as_v5

4

2

FG-VM04 or FG-VM04v

Standard_D8as_v5

8

4

FG-VM08 or FG-VM08v

Standard_D16as_v5

16

8

FG-VM16 or FG-VM16v

Standard_D32as_v5

32

8

FG-VM32 or FG-VM32v

DadsV5 Series

Standard_D2ads_v5

2

2

FG-VM02 or FG-VM02v

Standard_D4ads_v5

4

2

FG-VM04 or FG-VM04v

Standard_D8ads_v5

8

4

FG-VM08 or FG-VM08v

Standard_D16ads_v5

16

8

FG-VM16 or FG-VM16v

Standard_D32ads_v5

32

8

FG-VM32 or FG-VM32v

Instance type support

FortiGate supports the following instance types on Azure.

Supported instances on the Azure marketplace listing may change without notice and may vary between bring your own license (BYOL) and pay as you go (PAYG). Instance types of the A- and D-series no longer appear as deployable instances at the time you install the FortiGate virtual machine (VM) on the marketplace launcher.

For up-to-date information on each instance type, see the following links:

FortiOS supports hot-adding vCPU and RAM. However, Azure may not support this. See Change the size of a virtual machine.

Compute-optimized instance types

The following table provides information on compute-optimized instance types:

Instance type

vCPU

Max NIC

Recommended BYOL license

F-series
Standard_F2 2 2 FG-VM02 or FG-VM02v
Standard_F4 4 4 FG-VM04 or FG-VM04v
Standard_F8 8 8 FG-VM08 or FG-VM08v
Standard_F16 16 8 FG-VM16 or FG-VM16v
Fs-series
Standard_F2s 2 2 FG-VM02 or FG-VM02v
Standard_F4s 4 4 FG-VM04 or FG-VM04v
Standard_F8s 8 8 FG-VM08 or FG-VM08v
Standard_F16s 16 8 FG-VM16 or FG-VM16v
Fsv2-series
Standard_F2s_v2 2 2 FG-VM02 or FG-VM02v
Standard_F4s_v2 4 2 FG-VM04 or FG-VM04v
Standard_F8s_v2 8 4 FG-VM08 or FG-VM08v
Standard_F16s_v2 16 4 FG-VM16 or FG-VM16v
Standard_F32s_v2 32 8 FG-VM32 or FG-VM32v

General purpose instance types

The following table provides information on general purpose instance types:

DSv2 and Dsv3-series

Instance type

vCPU

Max NIC

Recommended BYOL license

DSv2-series
Standard_DS1_v2 1 2 FG-VM01 or FG-VM01v
Standard_DS2_v2 2 2 FG-VM02 or FG-VM02v
Standard_DS3_v2 4 4 FG-VM04 or FG-VM04v
Standard_DS4_v2 8 8 FG-VM08 or FG-VM08v
Standard_DS5_v2 16 8 FG-VM16 or FG-VM16v
Dsv3-series
Standard_D2s_v3 2 2 FG-VM02 or FG-VM02v
Standard_D4s_v3 4 2 FG-VM04 or FG-VM04v
Standard_D8s_v3 8 4 FG-VM08 or FG-VM08v
Standard_D16s_v3 16 8 FG-VM16 or FG-VM16v

Standard_D32s_v3

32

8

FG-VM32 or FG-VM32v

DV4 and DsV4-series

The DV4 and DsV4-series contain support for Intel Xeon (Ice Lake [2020] and Cascade Lake [2018]) for general purpose workloads. The DsV4 series has the option for premium storage:

Instance Type

vCPU

Max NIC

Recommended BYOL license

DV4 series

Standard_D2_v4

2

2

FG-VM02 or FG-VM02v

Standard_D4_v4

4

2

FG-VM04 or FG-VM04v

Standard_D8_v4

8

4

FG-VM08 or FG-VM08v

Standard_D16_v4

16

8

FG-VM16 or FG-VM16v

Standard_D32_v4

32

8

FG-VM32 or FG-VM32v

DsV4 series

Standard_D2s_v4

2

2

FG-VM02 or FG-VM02v

Standard_D4s_v4

4

2

FG-VM04 or FG-VM04v

Standard_D8s_v4

8

4

FG-VM08 or FG-VM08v

Standard_D16s_v4

16

8

FG-VM16 or FG-VM16v

Standard_D32s_v4

32

8

FG-VM32 or FG-VM32v

Dav4 and Dasv4-series

The Dav4 and Dasv4-series contain support for second generation AMD EPYC 7452 (Rome 2019) for production/multithreaded workloads. The DaSV4 series has the option for premium storage:

Instance Type

vCPU

Max NIC

Recommended BYOL license

DaV4 series

Standard_D2a_v4

2

2

FG-VM02 or FG-VM02v

Standard_D4a_v4

4

2

FG-VM04 or FG-VM04v

Standard_D8a_v4

8

4

FG-VM08 or FG-VM08v

Standard_D16a_v4

16

8

FG-VM16 or FG-VM16v

Standard_D32a_v4

32

8

FG-VM32 or FG-VM32v

DasV4 series

Standard_D2as_v4

2

2

FG-VM02 or FG-VM02v

Standard_D4as_v4

4

2

FG-VM04 or FG-VM04v

Standard_D8as_v4

8

4

FG-VM08 or FG-VM08v

Standard_D16as_v4

16

8

FG-VM16 or FG-VM16v

Standard_D32as_v4

32

8

FG-VM32 or FG-VM32v

Dv5 and Dsv5-series

The Dv5 and Dsv5-series contain support exclusively for Intel Xeon (Ice Lake [2020]) for general purpose workloads. A premium storage tier is available on Dsv5:

Instance Type

vCPU

Max NIC

Recommended BYOL license

DV5 series

Standard_D2_v5

2

2

FG-VM02 or FG-VM02v

Standard_D4_v5

4

2

FG-VM04 or FG-VM04v

Standard_D8_v5

8

4

FG-VM08 or FG-VM08v

Standard_D16_v5

16

8

FG-VM16 or FG-VM16v

Standard_D32_v5

32

8

FG-VM32 or FG-VM32v

DsV5 Series

Standard_D2s_v5

2

2

FG-VM02 or FG-VM02v

Standard_D4s_v5

4

2

FG-VM04 or FG-VM04v

Standard_D8s_v5

8

4

FG-VM08 or FG-VM08v

Standard_D16s_v5

16

8

FG-VM16 or FG-VM16v

Standard_D32s_v5

32

8

FG-VM32 or FG-VM32v

Dasv5 and Dadsv5-series

The Dasv5 and Dadsv5-series contain support for third generation AMD EPYC 7763v (Milan 2021) for production/multithreaded workloads:

Instance Type

vCPU

Max NIC

Recommended BYOL license

DasV5 Series

Standard_D2as_v5

2

2

FG-VM02 or FG-VM02v

Standard_D4as_v5

4

2

FG-VM04 or FG-VM04v

Standard_D8as_v5

8

4

FG-VM08 or FG-VM08v

Standard_D16as_v5

16

8

FG-VM16 or FG-VM16v

Standard_D32as_v5

32

8

FG-VM32 or FG-VM32v

DadsV5 Series

Standard_D2ads_v5

2

2

FG-VM02 or FG-VM02v

Standard_D4ads_v5

4

2

FG-VM04 or FG-VM04v

Standard_D8ads_v5

8

4

FG-VM08 or FG-VM08v

Standard_D16ads_v5

16

8

FG-VM16 or FG-VM16v

Standard_D32ads_v5

32

8

FG-VM32 or FG-VM32v