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FortiManager VM licenses

For FortiManager virtual machines (VMs), you can use the FortiManager GUI to:

  • Request and activate a trial license
  • Activate a perpetual or VM-S license
  • Activate an add-on perpetual or VM-S license

FortiManager must be able to access the Internet to communicate with FortiCloud to complete the licensing process.

The licensing process requires you to log in to FortiCloud. If you do not have a FortiCloud account, you can create one to complete the licensing process.

This topic contains the following sections:

Some of the screen shots in the following examples are for FortiManager, but the process applies to both FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer.

Requesting and activating a trial license

You can use the FortiManager GUI to request and activate a trial license for a FortiManager VM.

To request and activate a trial license:
  1. In a browser, access the IP address for the FortiManager GUI.

    The login dialog box is displayed.

  2. Select Free Trial, and click Login with FortiCloud.

    If you do not have a FortiCloud account, click Register with FortiCloud to create one.

    The Free Trial License Agreement is displayed.

  3. Accept the license agreement:
    1. Read the license agreement.
    2. Select the I have read and accept the terms in the License Agreement checkbox.
    3. Click Accept.

      The license is applied, and you are logged in to FortiManager.

  4. Go to System Settings > Dashboard > License Information widget.

    The VM License option displays Trial License.

Activating a new license

You can use the FortiManager GUI to activate a new license for virtual machines. Licenses for VM-S subscriptions and perpetual subscriptions are supported.

To activate a new license:
  1. In a browser, access the IP address for the FortiManager GUI.

    The login dialog box is displayed.

  2. Select Activate License, enter your license key, and click Login with FortiCloud.

    The License Agreement is displayed.

  3. Accept the license agreement:
    1. Read the license agreement.
    2. Select the I have read and accept the terms in the License Agreement checkbox.
    3. Click Accept.

      The license is applied, and you are logged in to FortiManager.

  4. Go to System Settings > Dashboard > License Information widget.

    The VM License option displays Valid.

Activating an add-on license

You can use the FortiManager GUI to activate an add-on license for a VM-S subscription or a perpetual subscription.

In the following example, the FortiManager VM has a base license, and you want to apply an add-on perpetual license named 1000UG.

To activate an add-on license:
  1. Log in to FortiManager, and go to System Settings > Dashboard.
  2. In the License Information widget, beside the VM License option, click the Add License button.

    The Add License dialog box is displayed.

  3. Complete the following options, and click OK:
    1. In the Account ID/Email box, type the email for your FortiCloud account.
    2. In the Password box, type the password for your FortiCloud account.
    3. In the Registration Code box, enter the contract registration code for the add-on license.

    The License Agreement is displayed.

  4. Accept the license agreement:
    1. Read the license agreement.
    2. Select the I have read and accept the terms in the License Agreement checkbox.
    3. Click OK.

    The Restart Device dialog box is displayed.

  5. Click Restart Now to apply the license.

    FortiManager restarts, and the license is applied.

  6. Go to System Settings > Dashboard > License Information widget.

    The VM License option displays Valid 1000UG.

FortiManager VM licenses

For FortiManager virtual machines (VMs), you can use the FortiManager GUI to:

  • Request and activate a trial license
  • Activate a perpetual or VM-S license
  • Activate an add-on perpetual or VM-S license

FortiManager must be able to access the Internet to communicate with FortiCloud to complete the licensing process.

The licensing process requires you to log in to FortiCloud. If you do not have a FortiCloud account, you can create one to complete the licensing process.

This topic contains the following sections:

Some of the screen shots in the following examples are for FortiManager, but the process applies to both FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer.

Requesting and activating a trial license

You can use the FortiManager GUI to request and activate a trial license for a FortiManager VM.

To request and activate a trial license:
  1. In a browser, access the IP address for the FortiManager GUI.

    The login dialog box is displayed.

  2. Select Free Trial, and click Login with FortiCloud.

    If you do not have a FortiCloud account, click Register with FortiCloud to create one.

    The Free Trial License Agreement is displayed.

  3. Accept the license agreement:
    1. Read the license agreement.
    2. Select the I have read and accept the terms in the License Agreement checkbox.
    3. Click Accept.

      The license is applied, and you are logged in to FortiManager.

  4. Go to System Settings > Dashboard > License Information widget.

    The VM License option displays Trial License.

Activating a new license

You can use the FortiManager GUI to activate a new license for virtual machines. Licenses for VM-S subscriptions and perpetual subscriptions are supported.

To activate a new license:
  1. In a browser, access the IP address for the FortiManager GUI.

    The login dialog box is displayed.

  2. Select Activate License, enter your license key, and click Login with FortiCloud.

    The License Agreement is displayed.

  3. Accept the license agreement:
    1. Read the license agreement.
    2. Select the I have read and accept the terms in the License Agreement checkbox.
    3. Click Accept.

      The license is applied, and you are logged in to FortiManager.

  4. Go to System Settings > Dashboard > License Information widget.

    The VM License option displays Valid.

Activating an add-on license

You can use the FortiManager GUI to activate an add-on license for a VM-S subscription or a perpetual subscription.

In the following example, the FortiManager VM has a base license, and you want to apply an add-on perpetual license named 1000UG.

To activate an add-on license:
  1. Log in to FortiManager, and go to System Settings > Dashboard.
  2. In the License Information widget, beside the VM License option, click the Add License button.

    The Add License dialog box is displayed.

  3. Complete the following options, and click OK:
    1. In the Account ID/Email box, type the email for your FortiCloud account.
    2. In the Password box, type the password for your FortiCloud account.
    3. In the Registration Code box, enter the contract registration code for the add-on license.

    The License Agreement is displayed.

  4. Accept the license agreement:
    1. Read the license agreement.
    2. Select the I have read and accept the terms in the License Agreement checkbox.
    3. Click OK.

    The Restart Device dialog box is displayed.

  5. Click Restart Now to apply the license.

    FortiManager restarts, and the license is applied.

  6. Go to System Settings > Dashboard > License Information widget.

    The VM License option displays Valid 1000UG.