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Obtaining the deployment package

The FortiGate Autoscale for AWS deployment package is located in the Fortinet GitHub project.

To obtain the deployment package, use one of the following:

  • Download the package aws-cloudformation.zip directly from the GitHub project release page.
  • Manually generate the deployment package in your local workspace:
    1. From the GitHub project release page, download the source code (.zip or .tar.gz) for the latest version.
    2. Extract the source code into the project directory in your local workspace.
    3. Run npm install to initialize the project at the project root directory.
    4. Run npm run build-artifacts to generate the local deployment package.
      The deployment package aws-cloudformation.zip will be available in the dist/artifacts directory.

Once you have the deployment package aws-cloudformation.zip:

  1. Unzip the file on your local PC. The following files and folders will be extracted:

    Extracted files

  2. Log into your AWS account.
  3. In the Amazon S3 service, create an S3 bucket as the root folder for your deployment. In the example below, the folder is named fortigate-autoscale.
  4. Inside this folder, create another folder to store the deployment resources. In the example below, this folder is named deployment-package.
  5. Navigate to this second folder and upload the files and folders you extracted in step 2 to this location. In the example below, we navigate to Amazon S3 > fortigate-autoscale > deployment-package.

    Files in bucket

    Note

    This assets folder contains configuration files that can be modified as needed to meet your network requirements. For details, refer to the Appendix > Major components >The "assets" folder in the S3 bucket.

BYOL license files

If you will be using BYOL instances, the deployment package will look for FortiGate license files in a location that ends with license-files > fortigate. This location can created within the assets folder of the deployment package location or within a custom asset location.

Note

If a custom asset location is used, you must specify the location in the parameters described in the table Custom asset location configuration.

Examples:

  • If the deployment package is located at Amazon S3 > fortigate-autoscale > deployment-package, license files would be uploaded to Amazon S3 > fortigate-autoscale > deployment-package > assets> license-files > fortigate.
  • If you will be storing license files in a custom S3 location and you have created the S3 bucket custom-s3-bucket-name with the directory custom-asset-directory, you would upload the license files to Amazon S3 > custom-s3-bucket-name > custom-asset-directory > license-files > fortigate.

Resources

Obtaining the deployment package

The FortiGate Autoscale for AWS deployment package is located in the Fortinet GitHub project.

To obtain the deployment package, use one of the following:

  • Download the package aws-cloudformation.zip directly from the GitHub project release page.
  • Manually generate the deployment package in your local workspace:
    1. From the GitHub project release page, download the source code (.zip or .tar.gz) for the latest version.
    2. Extract the source code into the project directory in your local workspace.
    3. Run npm install to initialize the project at the project root directory.
    4. Run npm run build-artifacts to generate the local deployment package.
      The deployment package aws-cloudformation.zip will be available in the dist/artifacts directory.

Once you have the deployment package aws-cloudformation.zip:

  1. Unzip the file on your local PC. The following files and folders will be extracted:

    Extracted files

  2. Log into your AWS account.
  3. In the Amazon S3 service, create an S3 bucket as the root folder for your deployment. In the example below, the folder is named fortigate-autoscale.
  4. Inside this folder, create another folder to store the deployment resources. In the example below, this folder is named deployment-package.
  5. Navigate to this second folder and upload the files and folders you extracted in step 2 to this location. In the example below, we navigate to Amazon S3 > fortigate-autoscale > deployment-package.

    Files in bucket

    Note

    This assets folder contains configuration files that can be modified as needed to meet your network requirements. For details, refer to the Appendix > Major components >The "assets" folder in the S3 bucket.

BYOL license files

If you will be using BYOL instances, the deployment package will look for FortiGate license files in a location that ends with license-files > fortigate. This location can created within the assets folder of the deployment package location or within a custom asset location.

Note

If a custom asset location is used, you must specify the location in the parameters described in the table Custom asset location configuration.

Examples:

  • If the deployment package is located at Amazon S3 > fortigate-autoscale > deployment-package, license files would be uploaded to Amazon S3 > fortigate-autoscale > deployment-package > assets> license-files > fortigate.
  • If you will be storing license files in a custom S3 location and you have created the S3 bucket custom-s3-bucket-name with the directory custom-asset-directory, you would upload the license files to Amazon S3 > custom-s3-bucket-name > custom-asset-directory > license-files > fortigate.