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Initially deploying the FortiGate-VM

To perform initial deployment of the FortiGate-VM:
  1. In the Google Cloud marketplace Cloud Launcher, find FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall. Select bring-your-own-license or pay-as-you-go according to your needs.
  2. Click LAUNCH.
  3. Configure the variables as required:

    See Deployment variables for descriptions of the deployment variables:

  4. Add more networks and network interfaces if desired:
    1. Under Network interfaces, click ADD NETWORK INTERFACE.
    2. Select the desired network and subnetwork, then click DONE.

    Note

    This example adds the HA-Sync and HA-Mgmt networks to NIC 3 and NIC 4 respectively to illustrate the support of multiple networks. If you are not configuring high availability, you can select other networks for any NIC on the FortiGate deployment.

    Note

    Google Cloud instances support a maximum of eight interfaces, based on the selected VM type.

  5. Click Deploy. When deployment is done, the following screen appears.

Deployment variables

Deployment name

Enter the FortiGate-VM name to appear in the Compute Engine portal.

Zone

Choose the zone to deploy the FortiGate to.

Machine type

Choose the instance type required.

Boot disk type

Choose the desired boot disk type.

Boot disk size in GB

Leave as-is at 10 GB.

Network

Select the network located in the selected zone.

Subnetwork

Select the subnetwork where the FortiGate resides.

Firewall

Leave all selected as shown, or allow at least HTTPS if the strictest security is allowed in your network as the first setup. Change firewall settings as needed later on.

These are the open ports allowed in Google Cloud to protect incoming access to the FortiGate instance over the Internet and are not part of FortiGate firewall features.

External IP

Select Ephemeral. You must access the FortiOS GUI via this public IP address.

Enable log disk

Enable the log disk.

Log disk type

Select the desired log disk type.

Log disk size in GB

Select the desired log disk size or leave as-is at 30 GB.

Delete log disk when instance is deleted

If enabled, the log disk is removed once you delete the FortiGate-VM instance. To retain the log disk after FortiGate-VM instance deletion, leave this disabled.

Image Version

Select the FortiGate version. The latest version is the default.

Initially deploying the FortiGate-VM

To perform initial deployment of the FortiGate-VM:
  1. In the Google Cloud marketplace Cloud Launcher, find FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall. Select bring-your-own-license or pay-as-you-go according to your needs.
  2. Click LAUNCH.
  3. Configure the variables as required:

    See Deployment variables for descriptions of the deployment variables:

  4. Add more networks and network interfaces if desired:
    1. Under Network interfaces, click ADD NETWORK INTERFACE.
    2. Select the desired network and subnetwork, then click DONE.

    Note

    This example adds the HA-Sync and HA-Mgmt networks to NIC 3 and NIC 4 respectively to illustrate the support of multiple networks. If you are not configuring high availability, you can select other networks for any NIC on the FortiGate deployment.

    Note

    Google Cloud instances support a maximum of eight interfaces, based on the selected VM type.

  5. Click Deploy. When deployment is done, the following screen appears.

Deployment variables

Deployment name

Enter the FortiGate-VM name to appear in the Compute Engine portal.

Zone

Choose the zone to deploy the FortiGate to.

Machine type

Choose the instance type required.

Boot disk type

Choose the desired boot disk type.

Boot disk size in GB

Leave as-is at 10 GB.

Network

Select the network located in the selected zone.

Subnetwork

Select the subnetwork where the FortiGate resides.

Firewall

Leave all selected as shown, or allow at least HTTPS if the strictest security is allowed in your network as the first setup. Change firewall settings as needed later on.

These are the open ports allowed in Google Cloud to protect incoming access to the FortiGate instance over the Internet and are not part of FortiGate firewall features.

External IP

Select Ephemeral. You must access the FortiOS GUI via this public IP address.

Enable log disk

Enable the log disk.

Log disk type

Select the desired log disk type.

Log disk size in GB

Select the desired log disk size or leave as-is at 30 GB.

Delete log disk when instance is deleted

If enabled, the log disk is removed once you delete the FortiGate-VM instance. To retain the log disk after FortiGate-VM instance deletion, leave this disabled.

Image Version

Select the FortiGate version. The latest version is the default.