Creating a FortiGate-VM instance
There are two methods of creating the FortiGate-VM instance. Select one of the following methods:
- The first method consists of obtaining the deployment image file, importing the file into the OCI portal, then launching the FortiGate instance. See Creating an instance by importing an image file.
- The second method consists of pointing to an available FortiGate-VM image on OCI instead of importing one. This is only applicable for FortiOS 6.0.3 and later versions. See Creating an instance by selecting an OCI partner image.
You can also add bootstrapping of FortiGate CLI commands and a BYOL license at the time of initial boot-up as part of instance creation, as described in (Optional) Bootstrapping FortiGate on the OCI GUI at initial boot-up. This step is optional and can be included as part of either creation method.
Once you have completed using either method to create a FortiGate-VM, continue to Attaching storage to the FortiGate.