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Launching FortiGate on Rackspace

You can deploy the FortiGate NGFW for Rackspace as a virtual appliance in the Rackspace cloud. This section shows you how to install and configure a single instance FortiGate-VM PAYG virtual appliance.

To subscribe to the FortiGate-VM:
  1. On the Rackspace mycloud portal, go to SERVERS > CREATE RESOURCES > Cloud Server.
  2. On the Create Server page, name your FortiGate-VM and choose the region. Under Image, choose the Linux/Appliances Image Type. Next, from Operating System, choose FortiGate VM.
  3. Under Flavor, choose a flavor that fits your resource needs. Pay careful attention to the Network valuen. The Network value controls throughput in Rackspace cloud. Larger flavors have more throughput.
  4. (Optional) Under Advanced Options, select an SSH key.
  5. Under Recommended Installs, select Configure as gateway. This automatically configures a cloud network and NAT on your FortiGate-VM.
  6. Verify your options, then click Create Server. The root admin password displays. Copy the password, then dismiss the dialog.
  7. After you create the server, the server details page displays. Wait for the server to show an active status. This usually takes a few minutes.

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Launching FortiGate on Rackspace

You can deploy the FortiGate NGFW for Rackspace as a virtual appliance in the Rackspace cloud. This section shows you how to install and configure a single instance FortiGate-VM PAYG virtual appliance.

To subscribe to the FortiGate-VM:
  1. On the Rackspace mycloud portal, go to SERVERS > CREATE RESOURCES > Cloud Server.
  2. On the Create Server page, name your FortiGate-VM and choose the region. Under Image, choose the Linux/Appliances Image Type. Next, from Operating System, choose FortiGate VM.
  3. Under Flavor, choose a flavor that fits your resource needs. Pay careful attention to the Network valuen. The Network value controls throughput in Rackspace cloud. Larger flavors have more throughput.
  4. (Optional) Under Advanced Options, select an SSH key.
  5. Under Recommended Installs, select Configure as gateway. This automatically configures a cloud network and NAT on your FortiGate-VM.
  6. Verify your options, then click Create Server. The root admin password displays. Copy the password, then dismiss the dialog.
  7. After you create the server, the server details page displays. Wait for the server to show an active status. This usually takes a few minutes.