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About FortiGate for GCP

Deploying FortiGate-VM on Google Cloud Marketplace

Deploying FortiGate-VM on Google Cloud Compute Engine

Deploying FortiGate-VM Using Google Cloud SDK

Use Case: High Availability for FortiGate on GCP

Security Fabric Connector Integration with GCP

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Models

FortiGate-VM is available with different CPU and RAM sizes and can be deployed on various private and public cloud platforms. The following table shows the models conventionally available to order, also known as bring your own license (BYOL) models. See Order types.

Model name

vCPU

Minimum

Maximum

FG-VM01 or 01v

1

1

FG-VM02 or 02v

1

2

FG-VM04 or 04v

1

4

FG-VM08 or 08v

1

8

FG-VM16 or 16v

1

16

FG-VM32 or 32v

1

32

FG-VMUL or ULv

1

Unlimited

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The v-series does not support VDOM by default. To run VDOM on v-models, you must purchase additional VDOM licenses. You can add and stack VDOMs up to the maximum supported number after initial deployment.

Generally there are RAM size restrictions to FortiGate BYOL licenses. However, these restrictions are not applicable to GCP deployments. Any RAM size with certain CPU models are allowed. Licenses are based on the number of CPUs only.

Previously, platform-specific models such as FortiGate for GCP with a GCP-specific orderable menu existed. However, the common model is now applicable to all supported platforms.

For information about each model's order information, capacity limits, and adding VDOM, see the FortiGate-VM datasheet.

The primary requirement for the provisioning of a virtual FortiGate may be the number of interfaces it can accommodate rather than its processing capabilities. In some cloud environments, the options with a high number of interfaces tend to have high numbers of vCPUs.

FortiOS 6.0.1 and earlier

Previously, if you needed a virtual instance with a high number of interfaces, you needed to purchase a FortiGate-VM license for a high number of vCPUs regardless of whether you needed the processing power. If you attempt to install FortiGate-VM, licensed for a specific number of vCPUs on a public cloud instance that is configured with more vCPUs than the FortiGate is licensed for, the instance will not run.

The following is an example for FortiOS 6.0.1 and earlier versions:

License

1 vCPU

2 vCPU

4 vCPU

8 vCPU

16 vCPU

32 vCPU

FGT-VM08

OK

OK

OK

OK

Will not run

Will not run

FortiOS 6.0.2 and later

The licensing for FortiGate-VM does not restrict whether the FortiGate can work on a VM instance in a public cloud that uses more vCPUs than the license allows. The number of vCPUs indicated by the license does not restrict the FortiGate from working, regardless of how many vCPUs are included in the virtual instance. However, only the licensed number of vCPUs process traffic and management. The rest of the vCPUs are unused.

The following is an example for FortiOS 6.0.2 and later versions:

License

1 vCPU

2 vCPU

4 vCPU

8 vCPU

16 vCPU

32 vCPU

FGT-VM08

OK

OK

OK

OK

8 vCPUs used for traffic and management. The rest are not used.

8 vCPUs used for traffic and management. The rest are not used.

You can provision a VM instance based on the number of interfaces you need and license the FortiGate-VM for only the processors you need.

Resources

Models

FortiGate-VM is available with different CPU and RAM sizes and can be deployed on various private and public cloud platforms. The following table shows the models conventionally available to order, also known as bring your own license (BYOL) models. See Order types.

Model name

vCPU

Minimum

Maximum

FG-VM01 or 01v

1

1

FG-VM02 or 02v

1

2

FG-VM04 or 04v

1

4

FG-VM08 or 08v

1

8

FG-VM16 or 16v

1

16

FG-VM32 or 32v

1

32

FG-VMUL or ULv

1

Unlimited

note icon

The v-series does not support VDOM by default. To run VDOM on v-models, you must purchase additional VDOM licenses. You can add and stack VDOMs up to the maximum supported number after initial deployment.

Generally there are RAM size restrictions to FortiGate BYOL licenses. However, these restrictions are not applicable to GCP deployments. Any RAM size with certain CPU models are allowed. Licenses are based on the number of CPUs only.

Previously, platform-specific models such as FortiGate for GCP with a GCP-specific orderable menu existed. However, the common model is now applicable to all supported platforms.

For information about each model's order information, capacity limits, and adding VDOM, see the FortiGate-VM datasheet.

The primary requirement for the provisioning of a virtual FortiGate may be the number of interfaces it can accommodate rather than its processing capabilities. In some cloud environments, the options with a high number of interfaces tend to have high numbers of vCPUs.

FortiOS 6.0.1 and earlier

Previously, if you needed a virtual instance with a high number of interfaces, you needed to purchase a FortiGate-VM license for a high number of vCPUs regardless of whether you needed the processing power. If you attempt to install FortiGate-VM, licensed for a specific number of vCPUs on a public cloud instance that is configured with more vCPUs than the FortiGate is licensed for, the instance will not run.

The following is an example for FortiOS 6.0.1 and earlier versions:

License

1 vCPU

2 vCPU

4 vCPU

8 vCPU

16 vCPU

32 vCPU

FGT-VM08

OK

OK

OK

OK

Will not run

Will not run

FortiOS 6.0.2 and later

The licensing for FortiGate-VM does not restrict whether the FortiGate can work on a VM instance in a public cloud that uses more vCPUs than the license allows. The number of vCPUs indicated by the license does not restrict the FortiGate from working, regardless of how many vCPUs are included in the virtual instance. However, only the licensed number of vCPUs process traffic and management. The rest of the vCPUs are unused.

The following is an example for FortiOS 6.0.2 and later versions:

License

1 vCPU

2 vCPU

4 vCPU

8 vCPU

16 vCPU

32 vCPU

FGT-VM08

OK

OK

OK

OK

8 vCPUs used for traffic and management. The rest are not used.

8 vCPUs used for traffic and management. The rest are not used.

You can provision a VM instance based on the number of interfaces you need and license the FortiGate-VM for only the processors you need.