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Administration Guide

Appendix C: FortiWeb-VM licenses

FortiWeb-VM has two license types. The VM license series is for permanent use of FortiWeb-VM, and the VM S license series is used for annual subscription. VM S license is supported only on 6.3.0 and later releases.

The licenses 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.

FortiWeb-VM resource limitations
  License/model
  VM/VM S 01 VM/VM S 02 VM/VM S 04 VM/VM S 08

Virtual CPUs

(vCPUs)

1 2 4 8

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" on page 1.

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 on page 1.

Appendix C: FortiWeb-VM licenses

FortiWeb-VM has two license types. The VM license series is for permanent use of FortiWeb-VM, and the VM S license series is used for annual subscription. VM S license is supported only on 6.3.0 and later releases.

The licenses 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.

FortiWeb-VM resource limitations
  License/model
  VM/VM S 01 VM/VM S 02 VM/VM S 04 VM/VM S 08

Virtual CPUs

(vCPUs)

1 2 4 8

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" on page 1.

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 on page 1.