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Paravirtualized Mode Support

FGT_VM64_OPC now supports the new paravirtualized mode on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

The below instructions assume that the user already has an OCI account.

To launch a FortiGate-VM instance with paravirtualized mode:
  1. Obtain the deployment image file:
    1. Go to Customer Service & Support. Navigate to Download > VM Images in the top menu.
    2. In the Select Product dropdown list, select FortiGate.
    3. In the Select Platform dropdown list, select Oracle.
    4. Obtain the FGT_VM64_OPC-vX-buildXXXX-FORTINET.out.OpenXen.zip file. XXXX is the build number. Ensure the file name includes OpenXen.
    5. After downloading, unzip the file. You will find the forties.qcow2 file, which is needed to deploy the FortiGate on OCI. Rename the file to FGT_VM64_OPC-v6-build0805-FORTINET.out.OpenXen.qcow2.
  2. Upload the deployment image file:
    1. In OCI, go to Storage > Object Storage. Click an existing storage bucket or create a new bucket.
    2. Select the desired bucket, then upload the deployment image file FGT_VM64_OPC-v6-build0805-FORTINET.out.OpenXen.qcow2.
    3. Click Upload Object. The dialog shows the upload progress.
  3. Copy the qcow2 file URL:
    1. From the Storage > Object Storage > Bucket Details page, click Create Pre-Authenticated Requests.
    2. Copy the URL under PRE-AUTHENTICATED REQUEST URL.
  4. Create a FortiGate-VM image in paravirtualized mode:
    1. In OCI, go to Compute > Custom Images, then click Import Image.
    2. In the OBJECT STORAGE URL field, paste the URL copied in step 3.
    3. Under IMAGE TYPE, select QCOW2.
    4. Under LAUNCH MODE, select PARAVIRTUALIZED MODE.
    5. Configure other fields as desired, then click Import Image.

  5. On the Image Details page, click Create Instance to create an instance with the newly created image.

    The paravirtualized mode FortiGate-VM instance boots up and functions as expected.

Paravirtualized Mode Support

FGT_VM64_OPC now supports the new paravirtualized mode on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

The below instructions assume that the user already has an OCI account.

To launch a FortiGate-VM instance with paravirtualized mode:
  1. Obtain the deployment image file:
    1. Go to Customer Service & Support. Navigate to Download > VM Images in the top menu.
    2. In the Select Product dropdown list, select FortiGate.
    3. In the Select Platform dropdown list, select Oracle.
    4. Obtain the FGT_VM64_OPC-vX-buildXXXX-FORTINET.out.OpenXen.zip file. XXXX is the build number. Ensure the file name includes OpenXen.
    5. After downloading, unzip the file. You will find the forties.qcow2 file, which is needed to deploy the FortiGate on OCI. Rename the file to FGT_VM64_OPC-v6-build0805-FORTINET.out.OpenXen.qcow2.
  2. Upload the deployment image file:
    1. In OCI, go to Storage > Object Storage. Click an existing storage bucket or create a new bucket.
    2. Select the desired bucket, then upload the deployment image file FGT_VM64_OPC-v6-build0805-FORTINET.out.OpenXen.qcow2.
    3. Click Upload Object. The dialog shows the upload progress.
  3. Copy the qcow2 file URL:
    1. From the Storage > Object Storage > Bucket Details page, click Create Pre-Authenticated Requests.
    2. Copy the URL under PRE-AUTHENTICATED REQUEST URL.
  4. Create a FortiGate-VM image in paravirtualized mode:
    1. In OCI, go to Compute > Custom Images, then click Import Image.
    2. In the OBJECT STORAGE URL field, paste the URL copied in step 3.
    3. Under IMAGE TYPE, select QCOW2.
    4. Under LAUNCH MODE, select PARAVIRTUALIZED MODE.
    5. Configure other fields as desired, then click Import Image.

  5. On the Image Details page, click Create Instance to create an instance with the newly created image.

    The paravirtualized mode FortiGate-VM instance boots up and functions as expected.