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Updating the license for more vCPUs

If either:

  • you want to upgrade FortiWeb-VM to a license with a higher vCPU limit
  • your original FortiWeb-VM license was an extended (but temporary) evaluation license, and you have now purchased a permanent, paid license

you must upload a new license file.

To replace an evaluation license with a paid license, use Uploading the license.

To allocate more vCPUs
  1. Log in to FortiWeb-VM as admin via the web UI.
  2. Go to System > Status > Dashboard.
  3. Upload the new license. For details, see Uploading the license.

  4. In the System Information widget, click Shut Down.
  5. The virtual appliance will flush its data to its virtual disk, and prepare to be powered off. If you skip this step and immediately power off FortiWeb-VM, you may lose buffered data.

  6. On your management computer, start your central management client, connect and log in to the server that is currently hosting FortiWeb-VM.
  7. In the pane on the left side, click the name of the virtual appliance, such as FortiWeb-VM.
  8. Power off the virtual machine.
  9. Increase the vCPU allocation. For details, see one of the following topics:
  • Power on the virtual appliance again.

    FortiWeb-VM evaluates its current license and discovers that you have allocated an unsupported number of vCPUs, causing the current license to become invalid.

  • Log in to the web UI again. In the License Information widget, the maximum number of vCPUs allowed by your FortiWeb-VM license should now match the VMware setting.

  • Updating the license for more vCPUs

    If either:

    • you want to upgrade FortiWeb-VM to a license with a higher vCPU limit
    • your original FortiWeb-VM license was an extended (but temporary) evaluation license, and you have now purchased a permanent, paid license

    you must upload a new license file.

    To replace an evaluation license with a paid license, use Uploading the license.

    To allocate more vCPUs
    1. Log in to FortiWeb-VM as admin via the web UI.
    2. Go to System > Status > Dashboard.
    3. Upload the new license. For details, see Uploading the license.

    4. In the System Information widget, click Shut Down.
    5. The virtual appliance will flush its data to its virtual disk, and prepare to be powered off. If you skip this step and immediately power off FortiWeb-VM, you may lose buffered data.

    6. On your management computer, start your central management client, connect and log in to the server that is currently hosting FortiWeb-VM.
    7. In the pane on the left side, click the name of the virtual appliance, such as FortiWeb-VM.
    8. Power off the virtual machine.
    9. Increase the vCPU allocation. For details, see one of the following topics:
  • Power on the virtual appliance again.

    FortiWeb-VM evaluates its current license and discovers that you have allocated an unsupported number of vCPUs, causing the current license to become invalid.

  • Log in to the web UI again. In the License Information widget, the maximum number of vCPUs allowed by your FortiWeb-VM license should now match the VMware setting.