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Deploying FortiGate on Nutanix

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Creating the FortiGate Deployment Image

  1. In the Nutanix management console, go to Explore > VMs > Create VM.
  2. Enter the following configuration information for General Configuration and Compute Details:
    1. In the NAME field, enter the desired name for your VM.
    2. In the VCPU(S) field, enter 1.
    3. In the MEMORY field, enter 2.
  3. By default, a CD-ROM is listed under Disks. Delete the CD-ROM.
  4. You must create a boot disk and a log disk for the VM. First, let's create the boot disk:
    1. Click Add New Disk.
    2. The boot disk will be cloned from the VM image that you uploaded. Under OPERATION, select Clone from Image Service.
    3. Under BUS TYPE, select SCSI.
    4. Under IMAGE, select the FortiGate disk image.
    5. Click Add. The boot disk has been added.
  5. Create the log disk:
    1. Click Add New Disk.
    2. Under OPERATION, select Allocate on Storage Container
    3. Under SIZE (GB), enter 30.
    4. Click Add. The log disk has been added.
  6. Add a network interface for the VM:
    1. Under Network Adapters (NIC), click Add New NIC.
    2. Under VLAN NAME, select NR_PRT_DHCP.
    3. Click Add.
  7. Pin the VM to a host:
    1. Under VM Host Affinity, click Set Affinity.
    2. Under SELECT HOSTS, select the desired host.
    3. Click Save.
  8. Click Save. The system displays a Successfully submitted Create operation message when the VM has been created successfully with no error.

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Creating the FortiGate Deployment Image

  1. In the Nutanix management console, go to Explore > VMs > Create VM.
  2. Enter the following configuration information for General Configuration and Compute Details:
    1. In the NAME field, enter the desired name for your VM.
    2. In the VCPU(S) field, enter 1.
    3. In the MEMORY field, enter 2.
  3. By default, a CD-ROM is listed under Disks. Delete the CD-ROM.
  4. You must create a boot disk and a log disk for the VM. First, let's create the boot disk:
    1. Click Add New Disk.
    2. The boot disk will be cloned from the VM image that you uploaded. Under OPERATION, select Clone from Image Service.
    3. Under BUS TYPE, select SCSI.
    4. Under IMAGE, select the FortiGate disk image.
    5. Click Add. The boot disk has been added.
  5. Create the log disk:
    1. Click Add New Disk.
    2. Under OPERATION, select Allocate on Storage Container
    3. Under SIZE (GB), enter 30.
    4. Click Add. The log disk has been added.
  6. Add a network interface for the VM:
    1. Under Network Adapters (NIC), click Add New NIC.
    2. Under VLAN NAME, select NR_PRT_DHCP.
    3. Click Add.
  7. Pin the VM to a host:
    1. Under VM Host Affinity, click Set Affinity.
    2. Under SELECT HOSTS, select the desired host.
    3. Click Save.
  8. Click Save. The system displays a Successfully submitted Create operation message when the VM has been created successfully with no error.