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FortiGate-VM on KVM

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Deploying the FortiGate-VM on KVM

To create the FortiGate VM virtual machine:
  1. Launch Virtual Machine Manager (virt-manager) on your KVM host server.

    The Virtual Machine Manager home page opens.
  2. In the toolbar, select Create a new virtual machine.
  3. Enter a Name for the VM, FGT-VM for example.
  4. Ensure that Connection is localhost. (This is the default.)
  5. Select Import existing disk image.
  6. Select Forward.
  7. In OS Type select Linux.
  8. In Version, select a Generic version with virtio.
  9. Select Browse.
  10. If you copied the fortios.qcow2 file to /var/lib/libvirt/images, it will be visible on the right. If you saved it somewhere else on your server, select Browse Local and find it.
  11. Choose Choose Volume.
  12. Select Forward.
  13. Specify the amount of memory and number of CPUs to allocate to this virtual machine. Whether or not the amounts can exceed the license limits will depend on the FortiOS version. See FortiGate-VM virtual licenses and resources
  14. Select Forward.
  15. Expand Advanced options. A new virtual machine includes one network adapter by default. Select a network adapter on the host computer. Optionally, set a specific MAC address for the virtual network interface. Set Virt Type to virtio and Architecture to qcow2.
  16. Select Finish.

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Deploying the FortiGate-VM on KVM

To create the FortiGate VM virtual machine:
  1. Launch Virtual Machine Manager (virt-manager) on your KVM host server.

    The Virtual Machine Manager home page opens.
  2. In the toolbar, select Create a new virtual machine.
  3. Enter a Name for the VM, FGT-VM for example.
  4. Ensure that Connection is localhost. (This is the default.)
  5. Select Import existing disk image.
  6. Select Forward.
  7. In OS Type select Linux.
  8. In Version, select a Generic version with virtio.
  9. Select Browse.
  10. If you copied the fortios.qcow2 file to /var/lib/libvirt/images, it will be visible on the right. If you saved it somewhere else on your server, select Browse Local and find it.
  11. Choose Choose Volume.
  12. Select Forward.
  13. Specify the amount of memory and number of CPUs to allocate to this virtual machine. Whether or not the amounts can exceed the license limits will depend on the FortiOS version. See FortiGate-VM virtual licenses and resources
  14. Select Forward.
  15. Expand Advanced options. A new virtual machine includes one network adapter by default. Select a network adapter on the host computer. Optionally, set a specific MAC address for the virtual network interface. Set Virt Type to virtio and Architecture to qcow2.
  16. Select Finish.