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Configuring port 1

VM platform or hypervisor management environments include a guest console window. On the FortiGate-VM, this provides access to the FortiGate console, equivalent to the console port on a hardware FortiGate unit. Before you can access the GUI, you must configure FortiGate-VM port1 with an IP address and administrative access.

To configure the port1 IP address:
  1. In your hypervisor manager, start the FortiGate-VM and access the console window. You may need to press Enter to see a login prompt.
  2. At the FortiGate-VM login prompt enter the username admin. By default there is no password. Press Enter.
  3. Using CLI commands, configure the port1 IP address and netmask:

    config system interface

    edit port1

    set mode static

    set ip 192.168.0.100 255.255.255.0

    next

    end

  4. To configure the default gateway, enter the following CLI commands:

    config router static

    edit 1

    set device port1

    set gateway <class_ip>

    next

    end

    Note

    You must configure the default gateway with an IPv4 address. FortiGate-VM needs to access the Internet to contact the FortiGuard Distribution Network (FDN) to validate its license.

  5. To configure your DNS servers, enter the following CLI commands:

    config system dns

    set primary <Primary DNS server>

    set secondary <Secondary DNS server>

    end

    Tooltip

    The default DNS servers are 208.91.112.53 and 208.91.112.52.

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Configuring port 1

VM platform or hypervisor management environments include a guest console window. On the FortiGate-VM, this provides access to the FortiGate console, equivalent to the console port on a hardware FortiGate unit. Before you can access the GUI, you must configure FortiGate-VM port1 with an IP address and administrative access.

To configure the port1 IP address:
  1. In your hypervisor manager, start the FortiGate-VM and access the console window. You may need to press Enter to see a login prompt.
  2. At the FortiGate-VM login prompt enter the username admin. By default there is no password. Press Enter.
  3. Using CLI commands, configure the port1 IP address and netmask:

    config system interface

    edit port1

    set mode static

    set ip 192.168.0.100 255.255.255.0

    next

    end

  4. To configure the default gateway, enter the following CLI commands:

    config router static

    edit 1

    set device port1

    set gateway <class_ip>

    next

    end

    Note

    You must configure the default gateway with an IPv4 address. FortiGate-VM needs to access the Internet to contact the FortiGuard Distribution Network (FDN) to validate its license.

  5. To configure your DNS servers, enter the following CLI commands:

    config system dns

    set primary <Primary DNS server>

    set secondary <Secondary DNS server>

    end

    Tooltip

    The default DNS servers are 208.91.112.53 and 208.91.112.52.