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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Activating VM licenses

If you are logging in to a FortiManager VM for the first time by using the GUI, you are required to activate a purchased license or activate a trial license for the VM.

To activate a license for FortiManager VM:
  1. On the management computer, start a supported web browser and browse to https://<ip address> for the FortiManager VM.

    The login dialog box is displayed.

  2. Take one of the following actions:

    Action

    Description

    Free Trial

    If a valid license is not associated with the account, you can start a free trial license.

    1. Select Free Trial, and click Login with FortiCloud.
    2. Use your FortiCloud account credentials to log in, or create a new account.

      FortiManager connects to FortiCloud to get the trial license. The system will restart to apply the trial license.

    3. Read and accept the license agreement.

    For more information, see the FortiManager 7.0.0 VM Trial License Guide.

    Activate License

    If you have a license file, you can activate it .

    1. Select Activate License, and click Login with FortiCloud.
    2. Use your FortiCloud account credentials to log in.

      FortiManager connects to FortiCloud, and the license agreement is displayed.

    3. Read and accept the license agreement.
    Upload License
    1. Click Browse to upload the license file, or drag it onto the field.
    2. Click Upload. After the license file is uploaded, the system will restart to verify it. This may take a few moments.
    Tooltip

    To download the license file, go to the Fortinet Technical Support site (https://support.fortinet.com/), and use your FortiCloud credentials to log in. Go to Asset > Manage/View Products, then click the product serial number.

Activating VM licenses

If you are logging in to a FortiManager VM for the first time by using the GUI, you are required to activate a purchased license or activate a trial license for the VM.

To activate a license for FortiManager VM:
  1. On the management computer, start a supported web browser and browse to https://<ip address> for the FortiManager VM.

    The login dialog box is displayed.

  2. Take one of the following actions:

    Action

    Description

    Free Trial

    If a valid license is not associated with the account, you can start a free trial license.

    1. Select Free Trial, and click Login with FortiCloud.
    2. Use your FortiCloud account credentials to log in, or create a new account.

      FortiManager connects to FortiCloud to get the trial license. The system will restart to apply the trial license.

    3. Read and accept the license agreement.

    For more information, see the FortiManager 7.0.0 VM Trial License Guide.

    Activate License

    If you have a license file, you can activate it .

    1. Select Activate License, and click Login with FortiCloud.
    2. Use your FortiCloud account credentials to log in.

      FortiManager connects to FortiCloud, and the license agreement is displayed.

    3. Read and accept the license agreement.
    Upload License
    1. Click Browse to upload the license file, or drag it onto the field.
    2. Click Upload. After the license file is uploaded, the system will restart to verify it. This may take a few moments.
    Tooltip

    To download the license file, go to the Fortinet Technical Support site (https://support.fortinet.com/), and use your FortiCloud credentials to log in. Go to Asset > Manage/View Products, then click the product serial number.