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FortiGate-VM on Microsoft Hyper-V

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Initial settings

After you deploy a FortiGate-VM on the Hyper-V server, perform the following tasks:

  • Connect the FortiGate-VM to the network so that it can process network traffic and maintain the validity of the license.
  • Connect to the GUI of the FortiGate-VM via a web browser for easier administration.
  • Ensure that the full license file is uploaded to the FortiGate-VM.
  • If you are in a closed environment, enable validation of the FortiGate-VM virtual appliance license against a FortiManager on your network.

 

Network configuration

The first time you start the FortiGate-VM, you will have access only through the console window of your Hyper-V server environment. After you configure one FortiGate network interface with an IP address and administrative access, you can access the FortiGate-VM web-based manager.

 

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Initial settings

After you deploy a FortiGate-VM on the Hyper-V server, perform the following tasks:

  • Connect the FortiGate-VM to the network so that it can process network traffic and maintain the validity of the license.
  • Connect to the GUI of the FortiGate-VM via a web browser for easier administration.
  • Ensure that the full license file is uploaded to the FortiGate-VM.
  • If you are in a closed environment, enable validation of the FortiGate-VM virtual appliance license against a FortiManager on your network.

 

Network configuration

The first time you start the FortiGate-VM, you will have access only through the console window of your Hyper-V server environment. After you configure one FortiGate network interface with an IP address and administrative access, you can access the FortiGate-VM web-based manager.