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Connecting to the FortiWeb-VM

  1. When the HA template is completed deploying, check the HA role information of each instance’s Tags. The master VM has ha-role as Master.
  2. To connect to the FortiWeb-VM, you need the master FortiWeb-VM’s public DNS address or IP address. In the EC2 management console, select Instances and filter by Resource name prefix, you can find information about the selected instance. Take note of the Public DNS (IPv4).
  3. Note

    If you do not see the DNS address, you may need to enable DNS host management on your VPC. In this case, go to the VPC Management Console and select the desired VPC from Your VPCs. From the Action dropdown list, select Edit DNS Hostnames. Select Yes, and then Save.

  4. Open an HTTPS session using the public DNS address or the IP address of the FortiWeb-VM in your browser (https://<public DNS>: 8443).

    You will see a certificate error message from your browser, which is normal because the default FortiWeb certificate is self-signed and not recognized by browsers. Proceed past this error. At a later time, you can upload a publicly signed certificate to avoid this error.

  5. Log in to the FortiWeb-VM with the default user name admin and the password you specified when configuring the parameters.
  6. You will now see the FortiWeb-VM dashboard. Depending on your license type, the information in the license widget on the dashboard may vary.
  7. You can view the HA configuration in System > High Availability > Settings.

     

Connecting to the FortiWeb-VM

  1. When the HA template is completed deploying, check the HA role information of each instance’s Tags. The master VM has ha-role as Master.
  2. To connect to the FortiWeb-VM, you need the master FortiWeb-VM’s public DNS address or IP address. In the EC2 management console, select Instances and filter by Resource name prefix, you can find information about the selected instance. Take note of the Public DNS (IPv4).
  3. Note

    If you do not see the DNS address, you may need to enable DNS host management on your VPC. In this case, go to the VPC Management Console and select the desired VPC from Your VPCs. From the Action dropdown list, select Edit DNS Hostnames. Select Yes, and then Save.

  4. Open an HTTPS session using the public DNS address or the IP address of the FortiWeb-VM in your browser (https://<public DNS>: 8443).

    You will see a certificate error message from your browser, which is normal because the default FortiWeb certificate is self-signed and not recognized by browsers. Proceed past this error. At a later time, you can upload a publicly signed certificate to avoid this error.

  5. Log in to the FortiWeb-VM with the default user name admin and the password you specified when configuring the parameters.
  6. You will now see the FortiWeb-VM dashboard. Depending on your license type, the information in the license widget on the dashboard may vary.
  7. You can view the HA configuration in System > High Availability > Settings.