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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Installing VM licenses

You can install VM licenses to managed FortiGate devices using the FortiManager Device Manager. This enables management and replacement of FortiGate license files without having to directly access the FortiGate-VM instance.

The device manager supports VM license installation with two options:

  • License File (BYOL VM License)
  • Flex-VM Connector
To install a BYOL VM license in the Device Manager:
  1. Go to Device Manager > Device & Groups.
  2. In the toolbar, make sure Table View is selected.
  3. Select a managed device from the table, and right-click on it to view the context menu.
  4. Select Install VM License.
    The Install VM License wizard opens.
  5. Select License File, and drag-and-drop your license file into the Upload License File field.
  6. You can preview the license file selected, and click OK.
To install a license using the Flex-VM connector in Device Manager:
  1. Go to Device Manager > Device & Groups.
  2. In the toolbar, make sure Table View is selected.
  3. Select a managed device from the table, and right-click on it to view the context menu.
  4. Select Install VM License.
    The Install VM License wizard opens.
  5. Select Flex-VM Connector, and select the previously configured Flex-VM connector in the dropdown menu.
  6. Select a Flex-VM Configuration.
    Available configurations are pulled automatically from FlexVM using the selected connector.
  7. Click OK.
    Note

    For more information on creating Flex-VM connectors, see Creating Flex-VM connectors.

Installing VM licenses

You can install VM licenses to managed FortiGate devices using the FortiManager Device Manager. This enables management and replacement of FortiGate license files without having to directly access the FortiGate-VM instance.

The device manager supports VM license installation with two options:

  • License File (BYOL VM License)
  • Flex-VM Connector
To install a BYOL VM license in the Device Manager:
  1. Go to Device Manager > Device & Groups.
  2. In the toolbar, make sure Table View is selected.
  3. Select a managed device from the table, and right-click on it to view the context menu.
  4. Select Install VM License.
    The Install VM License wizard opens.
  5. Select License File, and drag-and-drop your license file into the Upload License File field.
  6. You can preview the license file selected, and click OK.
To install a license using the Flex-VM connector in Device Manager:
  1. Go to Device Manager > Device & Groups.
  2. In the toolbar, make sure Table View is selected.
  3. Select a managed device from the table, and right-click on it to view the context menu.
  4. Select Install VM License.
    The Install VM License wizard opens.
  5. Select Flex-VM Connector, and select the previously configured Flex-VM connector in the dropdown menu.
  6. Select a Flex-VM Configuration.
    Available configurations are pulled automatically from FlexVM using the selected connector.
  7. Click OK.
    Note

    For more information on creating Flex-VM connectors, see Creating Flex-VM connectors.