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Activating a free trial of FortiManager VM

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

After the trial license is activated, please see the FortiManager 7.2.0 Administration Guide on the Document Library for information about the product.

Note

After you activate a trial license, the FortiManager VM is displayed as an asset in your FortiCloud account, and it is assigned a unique serial number.

To request and activate a trial license:
  1. Install the VM, and configure the management port to enable access.

    Ensure that the VM has Internet access.

    For more information about setting up VMs, see documentation on the FortiManager Private Cloud and FortiManager Public Cloud pages on the Document Library.

  2. In a browser, access the IP address for the FortiManager GUI.

    The login dialog box is displayed.

  3. 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.

  4. Read and 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.

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

    The VM License option displays Trial License.

    The Management option displays a maximum of 3 managed devices.

  6. After evaluating the FortiManager VM, you can purchase and install an add-on license. See Upgrading to an add-on license.

Activating a free trial of FortiManager VM

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

After the trial license is activated, please see the FortiManager 7.2.0 Administration Guide on the Document Library for information about the product.

Note

After you activate a trial license, the FortiManager VM is displayed as an asset in your FortiCloud account, and it is assigned a unique serial number.

To request and activate a trial license:
  1. Install the VM, and configure the management port to enable access.

    Ensure that the VM has Internet access.

    For more information about setting up VMs, see documentation on the FortiManager Private Cloud and FortiManager Public Cloud pages on the Document Library.

  2. In a browser, access the IP address for the FortiManager GUI.

    The login dialog box is displayed.

  3. 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.

  4. Read and 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.

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

    The VM License option displays Trial License.

    The Management option displays a maximum of 3 managed devices.

  6. After evaluating the FortiManager VM, you can purchase and install an add-on license. See Upgrading to an add-on license.