FortiGate-VM can be deployed to support auto-scaling on Azure. This requires a manual deployment incorporating ARM templates and Azure Function App scripts. Fortinet provides a QuickStart package to perform the deployment.
This auto-scaling feature is available with FortiOS 6.0.2 and later versions for PAYG instances. BYOL instance support is planned for a later time.
Installing and configuring auto-scaling requires knowledge of the following:
- Configuring the FortiGate using the CLI
- Azure Portal. You must have an Azure account to perform a deployment.
- Azure ARM templates
- Azure Functions
Knowledge of PowerShell may be useful, but is not necessary. It is expected that auto-scaling will be deployed by DevOps engineers or advanced system administrators who are familiar with the area.