VM license

You can access the FortiGate VM License page from the Dashboard > Status page in the Virtual Machine widget. Click the device license and select FortiGate VM License.

The FortiGate VM License page displays the following information:

Field

Description

License status

Displays one of the following statuses:

  • Valid: VM can connect and validate the license against a FortiManager or FortiGuard server. All features are available.
  • Warning: VM cannot connect and validate against a FortiManager or FortiGuard server. A check is made against how many days the warning status is continuous. If the number is less than 30 days, the status does not change.
  • Invalid: VM cannot connect and validate against a FortiManager or FortiGuard server. A check is made against how many days the warning status is continuous. If the number is 30 days or more, the status changes to invalid. GUI access is restricted until a valid license is uploaded. Firewall policies do not work. FortiGuard downloads are not available.
  • Pending: temporary state where the VM attempts to validate its license.

Reasons for having a warning or invalid status include: