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Administration Guide

Virtual Domains

Virtual Domains (VDOMs) are used to divide a FortiGate into two or more virtual units that function independently. VDOMs can provide separate security policies and, in NAT mode, completely separate configurations for routing and VPN services for each connected network.

Multiple VDOMs can be created and managed as independent units in multi VDOM mode.

By default, most FortiGate units support 10 VDOMs, and many FortiGate models support purchasing a license key to increase the maximum number. Some exceptions may apply.

The following topics provide an overview of VDOM concepts, topologies, best practices, and the general configurations involved when working with multi VDOM mode:

The following topics provide examples of configuring VDOMs:

Virtual Domains (VDOMs) are used to divide a FortiGate into two or more virtual units that function independently. VDOMs can provide separate security policies and, in NAT mode, completely separate configurations for routing and VPN services for each connected network.

Multiple VDOMs can be created and managed as independent units in multi VDOM mode.

By default, most FortiGate units support 10 VDOMs, and many FortiGate models support purchasing a license key to increase the maximum number. Some exceptions may apply.

The following topics provide an overview of VDOM concepts, topologies, best practices, and the general configurations involved when working with multi VDOM mode:

The following topics provide examples of configuring VDOMs: