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Table of Contents

FortiGate VM firmware

Fortinet provides FortiGate VM firmware images for the following virtual environments:

Citrix Hypervisor 8.1 Express Edition
  • .out: Download the 64-bit firmware image to upgrade your existing FortiGate VM installation.
  • .out.OpenXen.zip: Download the 64-bit package for a new FortiGate VM installation. This package contains the QCOW2 file for Open Source XenServer.
  • .out.CitrixXen.zip: Download the 64-bit package for a new FortiGate VM installation. This package contains the Citrix XenServer Virtual Appliance (XVA), Virtual Hard Disk (VHD), and OVF files.
Linux KVM
  • .out: Download the 64-bit firmware image to upgrade your existing FortiGate VM installation.
  • .out.kvm.zip: Download the 64-bit package for a new FortiGate VM installation. This package contains QCOW2 that can be used by qemu.
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2019 and Windows Server 2012R2 with Hyper-V role
  • .out: Download the 64-bit firmware image to upgrade your existing FortiGate VM installation.
  • .out.hyperv.zip: Download the 64-bit package for a new FortiGate VM installation. This package contains three folders that can be imported by Hyper-V Manager. It also contains the file fortios.vhd in the Virtual Hard Disks folder that can be manually added to the Hyper-V Manager.
VMware ESX and ESXi
  • .out: Download either the 64-bit firmware image to upgrade your existing FortiGate VM installation.
  • .ovf.zip: Download either the 64-bit package for a new FortiGate VM installation. This package contains Open Virtualization Format (OVF) files for VMware and two Virtual Machine Disk Format (VMDK) files used by the OVF file during deployment.

FortiGate VM firmware

Fortinet provides FortiGate VM firmware images for the following virtual environments:

Citrix Hypervisor 8.1 Express Edition
  • .out: Download the 64-bit firmware image to upgrade your existing FortiGate VM installation.
  • .out.OpenXen.zip: Download the 64-bit package for a new FortiGate VM installation. This package contains the QCOW2 file for Open Source XenServer.
  • .out.CitrixXen.zip: Download the 64-bit package for a new FortiGate VM installation. This package contains the Citrix XenServer Virtual Appliance (XVA), Virtual Hard Disk (VHD), and OVF files.
Linux KVM
  • .out: Download the 64-bit firmware image to upgrade your existing FortiGate VM installation.
  • .out.kvm.zip: Download the 64-bit package for a new FortiGate VM installation. This package contains QCOW2 that can be used by qemu.
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2019 and Windows Server 2012R2 with Hyper-V role
  • .out: Download the 64-bit firmware image to upgrade your existing FortiGate VM installation.
  • .out.hyperv.zip: Download the 64-bit package for a new FortiGate VM installation. This package contains three folders that can be imported by Hyper-V Manager. It also contains the file fortios.vhd in the Virtual Hard Disks folder that can be manually added to the Hyper-V Manager.
VMware ESX and ESXi
  • .out: Download either the 64-bit firmware image to upgrade your existing FortiGate VM installation.
  • .ovf.zip: Download either the 64-bit package for a new FortiGate VM installation. This package contains Open Virtualization Format (OVF) files for VMware and two Virtual Machine Disk Format (VMDK) files used by the OVF file during deployment.