You can now proceed to power on your FortiGate-VM. Select the name of the FortiGate-VM in the list of VMs. In the toolbar, select Console and then select Start.
To test connectivity to other devices, using the PING utility is the usual method. For this, you need the console on the FortiGate-VM.
In FortiOS, the command for the PING utility is
Before you configure the FortiGate-VM for use in production, ensure that connections between it and all required resources can be established.
- If the FortiGate-VM will provide firewall protection between your network and the internet, verify that it can connect to your internet access point and to resources on the internet.
- If the FortiGate-VM is part of a Fortinet Security Fabric, verify that it can connect to all devices in the fabric.
- Verify that each node on your network can connect to the FortiGate-VM.