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About FortiGate for Azure

Deploying FortiGate on Azure

Deploying Auto Scaling on Azure

Single FortiGate-VM Deployment

Use Case: High Availability for FortiGate on Azure

Use Case: Automatically Updating Dynamic Addresses Using Fabric Connector

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Introduction

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.

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Introduction

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.