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Licensing

Hypervisor deployments uses FortiWeb-VM licenses that determine the size of the virtual appliance. The registration number you use to obtain the license is also required to download software (for hypervisor deployments) and register for FortiGuard services and technical support.

The following table lists the FortiWeb-VM licenses and the supported vCPU number. To ensure high performance, it's recommended to use a license with at least 2 vCPUs.

FortiWeb-VM resource limitations
  License/model
  VM01 VM02 VM04 VM08

Virtual CPUs

(vCPUs)

1 2 4 8

It's allowed to import license to a virtual machine with greater vCPU number than the license specifies, for example, you can use FWB-VM04 on a virtual machine with 6 vCPUs, but the extra 2 vCPUs will not be used by FortiWeb-VM.

Maximum IP sessions and policies varies by license, but also by available vRAM, just as it does for hardware models. For details, see maximum configuration values in the FortiWeb Administration Guide.

When you place an order for FortiWeb-VM, Fortinet emails a registration number to the recipient address you supplied on the order form. To register your appliance with Technical Support and to obtain a license file, enter that registration number on the Fortinet Technical Support website at the following location:

https://support.fortinet.com/

The license file is required to permanently activate FortiWeb-VM. For details, see Downloading the FortiWeb-VM license & registering with Technical Support.

FortiWeb-VM needs to periodically re-validate its license by contacting either Fortinet’s FortiGuard Distribution Network (FDN) via an Internet connection or a FortiManager.

If FortiWeb-VM cannot contact FDN or FortiManager for 24 hours, it locks access to the web UI and CLI. In some cases, the web UI displays a message such as:

License has been uploaded. Please wait for authentication with registration servers.

For information on restoring access or configuring license validation using FortiManager, see Uploading the license.

Licensing

Hypervisor deployments uses FortiWeb-VM licenses that determine the size of the virtual appliance. The registration number you use to obtain the license is also required to download software (for hypervisor deployments) and register for FortiGuard services and technical support.

The following table lists the FortiWeb-VM licenses and the supported vCPU number. To ensure high performance, it's recommended to use a license with at least 2 vCPUs.

FortiWeb-VM resource limitations
  License/model
  VM01 VM02 VM04 VM08

Virtual CPUs

(vCPUs)

1 2 4 8

It's allowed to import license to a virtual machine with greater vCPU number than the license specifies, for example, you can use FWB-VM04 on a virtual machine with 6 vCPUs, but the extra 2 vCPUs will not be used by FortiWeb-VM.

Maximum IP sessions and policies varies by license, but also by available vRAM, just as it does for hardware models. For details, see maximum configuration values in the FortiWeb Administration Guide.

When you place an order for FortiWeb-VM, Fortinet emails a registration number to the recipient address you supplied on the order form. To register your appliance with Technical Support and to obtain a license file, enter that registration number on the Fortinet Technical Support website at the following location:

https://support.fortinet.com/

The license file is required to permanently activate FortiWeb-VM. For details, see Downloading the FortiWeb-VM license & registering with Technical Support.

FortiWeb-VM needs to periodically re-validate its license by contacting either Fortinet’s FortiGuard Distribution Network (FDN) via an Internet connection or a FortiManager.

If FortiWeb-VM cannot contact FDN or FortiManager for 24 hours, it locks access to the web UI and CLI. In some cases, the web UI displays a message such as:

License has been uploaded. Please wait for authentication with registration servers.

For information on restoring access or configuring license validation using FortiManager, see Uploading the license.