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FortiWeb Manager-VM on VMware

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Preparing for the FortiWeb Manager Installation

FortiManager supports the following hypervisor versions:

  • VMware ESXi (version 5.5 or higher)
  • VMware Workstation (version 10 or higher)
  • VMware Fusion (version 8.5 or higher)
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For best performance in hypervisor deployments, install FortiWeb Manager-VM on a "bare metal" (type 1) hypervisor. Hypervisors that are installed as applications on top of a general purpose operating system (Windows, Mac OS X or Linux) host have fewer computing resources available due to the host OS’s own overhead.

For hypervisor deployments, hardware-assisted virtualization (Intel VT or AMD-V) must be enabled in the BIOS. You must also have the VM environment client installed on a management computer. (A management computer is a desktop or a laptop that you use to deploy and manage your virtual machines.)

 

Prerequisites and Requirements

  • 64-bit support required (kernel and runtime)
  • A currently supported version of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome
    • Other HTML5 compliant web browsers may work but are not fully tested or supported
  • 2 CPUs minimum
  • 8 GB RAM minimum (8+ GB RAM recommended )
    • For demonstration only: 4GB RAM minimal for VMWare Workstation (8+ GB RAM recommended )
  • 70 GB of dedicated hard disk space
  • The firmware version of the FortiWeb devices managed by FortiWeb Manager should be 5.9.0 or higher
  • Downgrade is NOT supported (snapshot is recommended before upgrade operations)

Preparing for the FortiWeb Manager Installation

FortiManager supports the following hypervisor versions:

  • VMware ESXi (version 5.5 or higher)
  • VMware Workstation (version 10 or higher)
  • VMware Fusion (version 8.5 or higher)
note icon

For best performance in hypervisor deployments, install FortiWeb Manager-VM on a "bare metal" (type 1) hypervisor. Hypervisors that are installed as applications on top of a general purpose operating system (Windows, Mac OS X or Linux) host have fewer computing resources available due to the host OS’s own overhead.

For hypervisor deployments, hardware-assisted virtualization (Intel VT or AMD-V) must be enabled in the BIOS. You must also have the VM environment client installed on a management computer. (A management computer is a desktop or a laptop that you use to deploy and manage your virtual machines.)

 

Prerequisites and Requirements

  • 64-bit support required (kernel and runtime)
  • A currently supported version of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome
    • Other HTML5 compliant web browsers may work but are not fully tested or supported
  • 2 CPUs minimum
  • 8 GB RAM minimum (8+ GB RAM recommended )
    • For demonstration only: 4GB RAM minimal for VMWare Workstation (8+ GB RAM recommended )
  • 70 GB of dedicated hard disk space
  • The firmware version of the FortiWeb devices managed by FortiWeb Manager should be 5.9.0 or higher
  • Downgrade is NOT supported (snapshot is recommended before upgrade operations)