About FortiGate-VM on VMware ESXi
This document describes how to deploy a FortiGate virtual appliance in a VMware ESXi environment. This includes how to configure the virtual hardware settings of the virtual appliance.
FortiGate virtual appliances allow you to mitigate blind spots by implementing critical security controls within your virtual infrastructure. They also allow you to rapidly provision security infrastructure whenever and wherever it is needed. FortiGate virtual appliances feature all of the security and networking services common to traditional hardware-based FortiGate appliances. With the addition of virtual appliances from Fortinet, you can deploy a mix of hardware and virtual appliances, operating together and managed from a common centralized management platform.