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About FortiGate for AWS

Deploying FortiGate on AWS

Deploying auto scaling on AWS

Single FortiGate-VM Deployment

Use Case: High Availability for FortiGate on AWS

Security Fabric Connector Integration with AWS

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Prerequisites

Installing and configuring FortiGate Autoscale for AWS requires knowledge of the following:

  • Configuring a FortiGate using the CLI
  • AWS CloudFormation templates
  • AWS Lambda Function

It is expected that FortiGate Autoscale for AWS will be deployed by DevOps engineers or advanced system administrators who are familiar with the above.

Before starting the deployment, the following steps must be carried out:

  1. Log into your AWS account. If you do not already have one, create one by following the on-screen instructions.
  2. Use the region selector in the navigation bar to choose the AWS region where you want to deploy FortiGate Autoscale for AWS.
    Note

    The c5.large instance type is not compatible with the Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region (ap-southeast-2).

    FortiGate Autoscale for AWS is also not compatible with Availability Zone B in the South America (São Paulo) region (sa-east-1).

  3. Create a key pair in your preferred region.
  4. If necessary, request a service limit increase. You may need to do this if you encounter an issue where you exceed the default limit with this deployment. The default instance type is c5.large.

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Prerequisites

Installing and configuring FortiGate Autoscale for AWS requires knowledge of the following:

  • Configuring a FortiGate using the CLI
  • AWS CloudFormation templates
  • AWS Lambda Function

It is expected that FortiGate Autoscale for AWS will be deployed by DevOps engineers or advanced system administrators who are familiar with the above.

Before starting the deployment, the following steps must be carried out:

  1. Log into your AWS account. If you do not already have one, create one by following the on-screen instructions.
  2. Use the region selector in the navigation bar to choose the AWS region where you want to deploy FortiGate Autoscale for AWS.
    Note

    The c5.large instance type is not compatible with the Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region (ap-southeast-2).

    FortiGate Autoscale for AWS is also not compatible with Availability Zone B in the South America (São Paulo) region (sa-east-1).

  3. Create a key pair in your preferred region.
  4. If necessary, request a service limit increase. You may need to do this if you encounter an issue where you exceed the default limit with this deployment. The default instance type is c5.large.