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Deploying auto scaling on Azure

You can deploy FortiGate virtual machines (VMs)to support Azure Autoscale. This requires a manual deployment incorporating one or more Virtual Machine Scale Sets (VMSS) and network related components, as well as Azure Function App scripts. Fortinet provides a FortiGate Autoscale for Azure deployment package to facilitate the deployment.

Multiple FortiGate-VM instances form a VMSS to provide highly efficient clustering at times of high workloads. FortiGate-VM instances are scaled out automatically according to predefined workload levels. Autoscaling is achieved by using FortiGate-native high availability (HA) features such as config-sync, which synchronizes operating system (OS) configurations across multiple FortiGate-VM instances at the time of scale-out events.

FortiGate Autoscale for Azure is available with FortiOS 6.2.3 and supports any combination of On-Demand (PAYG) and Bring Your Own License (BYOL) instances. Support for 6.0.x will be available soon.

Deploying auto scaling on Azure

You can deploy FortiGate virtual machines (VMs)to support Azure Autoscale. This requires a manual deployment incorporating one or more Virtual Machine Scale Sets (VMSS) and network related components, as well as Azure Function App scripts. Fortinet provides a FortiGate Autoscale for Azure deployment package to facilitate the deployment.

Multiple FortiGate-VM instances form a VMSS to provide highly efficient clustering at times of high workloads. FortiGate-VM instances are scaled out automatically according to predefined workload levels. Autoscaling is achieved by using FortiGate-native high availability (HA) features such as config-sync, which synchronizes operating system (OS) configurations across multiple FortiGate-VM instances at the time of scale-out events.

FortiGate Autoscale for Azure is available with FortiOS 6.2.3 and supports any combination of On-Demand (PAYG) and Bring Your Own License (BYOL) instances. Support for 6.0.x will be available soon.