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Create the virtual machine

To create the virtual machine:
  1. Launch the Hyper-V Manager in your Microsoft server. The Hyper-V Manager home page opens.
  2. Select the server in the right-tree menu. The server details page opens.

  3. Right-click the server and select New > Virtual Machine, or in the Actions menu, select New > Virtual Machine. The New Virtual Machine Wizard opens.
  4. Click Next to create a virtual machine with a custom configuration. The Specify Name and Location page opens.

  5. Enter a name for this VM. The name is displayed in the Hyper-V Manager.
  6. Click Next to continue to the Assign Memory page .
  7. Specify the amount of memory to allocate to this virtual machine. See Minimum system requirements to determine your required memory.
  8. Click Next to continue to the Configure Networking page.
  9. You must configure network adapters in the Settings page.

    Each new VM includes a network adapter. You can configure the network adapter to use a virtual switch, or it can remain disconnected. FortiManager VM requires four network adapters.

  10. Select Next to continue to the Connect Virtual Hard Disk page.

  11. Select to use an existing virtual hard disk and browse for the fmg.vhd file that you downloaded from the Fortinet Customer Service & Support portal.
  12. Select Next to continue to the Summary page.
  13. To create the virtual machine and close the wizard, select Finish.

Create the virtual machine

To create the virtual machine:
  1. Launch the Hyper-V Manager in your Microsoft server. The Hyper-V Manager home page opens.
  2. Select the server in the right-tree menu. The server details page opens.

  3. Right-click the server and select New > Virtual Machine, or in the Actions menu, select New > Virtual Machine. The New Virtual Machine Wizard opens.
  4. Click Next to create a virtual machine with a custom configuration. The Specify Name and Location page opens.

  5. Enter a name for this VM. The name is displayed in the Hyper-V Manager.
  6. Click Next to continue to the Assign Memory page .
  7. Specify the amount of memory to allocate to this virtual machine. See Minimum system requirements to determine your required memory.
  8. Click Next to continue to the Configure Networking page.
  9. You must configure network adapters in the Settings page.

    Each new VM includes a network adapter. You can configure the network adapter to use a virtual switch, or it can remain disconnected. FortiManager VM requires four network adapters.

  10. Select Next to continue to the Connect Virtual Hard Disk page.

  11. Select to use an existing virtual hard disk and browse for the fmg.vhd file that you downloaded from the Fortinet Customer Service & Support portal.
  12. Select Next to continue to the Summary page.
  13. To create the virtual machine and close the wizard, select Finish.