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Support up to 18 Interfaces

The number of network interfaces that can be supported by FortiGate-VM has been increased. Currently, FortiGate-VM supports up to a maximum of 10 interfaces. This new feature expands this support to a maximum of 18 interfaces (16 traffic ports, 1 management port, 1 HA port).

Note

This change applies to all FortiGate-VM models except VMX and SVM, as VMX does not use interfaces to process traffic.

To configure the maximum number of interfaces:
  1. In your hypervisor, create a new VM or open an existing VM.
  2. Create up to a maximum of 18 interfaces.

    Create 18 interfaces on the hypervisor

  3. Once created, the interfaces will be displayed in the FortiGate GUI under Network > Interfaces.

    Once the interfaces are created, they are visible in FortiGate

Limitations

Certain cloud service providers and hypervisors have their own limitations on the maximum number of interfaces supported, for example:

Cloud Service Provider

Maximum Interfaces Supported

AWS 15
Azure 8
Google Cloud Platform 8

Oracle

16

Aliyun

8

Physical Hypervisor

Maximum Interfaces Supported

VMware 10
Hyper-V 12
OpenStack 28
XenServer 7
Note

The maximum number of interfaces supported per cloud provider/hypervisor is subject to change without notice. The lists above are not inclusive of all cloud providers and hypervisors.

Support up to 18 Interfaces

The number of network interfaces that can be supported by FortiGate-VM has been increased. Currently, FortiGate-VM supports up to a maximum of 10 interfaces. This new feature expands this support to a maximum of 18 interfaces (16 traffic ports, 1 management port, 1 HA port).

Note

This change applies to all FortiGate-VM models except VMX and SVM, as VMX does not use interfaces to process traffic.

To configure the maximum number of interfaces:
  1. In your hypervisor, create a new VM or open an existing VM.
  2. Create up to a maximum of 18 interfaces.

    Create 18 interfaces on the hypervisor

  3. Once created, the interfaces will be displayed in the FortiGate GUI under Network > Interfaces.

    Once the interfaces are created, they are visible in FortiGate

Limitations

Certain cloud service providers and hypervisors have their own limitations on the maximum number of interfaces supported, for example:

Cloud Service Provider

Maximum Interfaces Supported

AWS 15
Azure 8
Google Cloud Platform 8

Oracle

16

Aliyun

8

Physical Hypervisor

Maximum Interfaces Supported

VMware 10
Hyper-V 12
OpenStack 28
XenServer 7
Note

The maximum number of interfaces supported per cloud provider/hypervisor is subject to change without notice. The lists above are not inclusive of all cloud providers and hypervisors.