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Deploying FortiGate-VMX

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Deployment files

Product binaries are available for download from support.fortinet.com.

After logging into the Fortinet Support site, go to Download > Firmware Images, then to the Download tab. Select 5.6.3 (note 5.6.3 is the only certified version for 5.6), and find the desired file name as follows:

  • For a new deployment, the file names are as follows:
    • SVM: FGT_VM64_SVM-v5-build0131-FORTINET.out.ovf.zip
    • VMX seucirty nodes: FGT_VM64_VMX-v5-build0131-FORTINET.out.ovf.zip
  • For upgrading from an older version, the file names are as follows:
    • SVM: FGT_VM64_SVM-v5-build0131-FORTINET.out
    • VMX security nodes: FGT_VM64_VMX-v5-build0131-FORTINET.out

The SVM zip file contains the following:

File

Description

FortiGate-VMX-Service-Manager.ovf

OVF template file used in the installer.

fortios.vmdk

FortiGate-VMX SVM system hard disk in VDMK format.

datadrive.vmdk

FortiGate-VMX SVM log disk in VMDK format. Not used.

The VMX security node zip file contains the following:

File

Description

FortiGate-VMX.ovf

OVF template file.

fortios.vmdk

FortiGate-VMX security node system hard disk in VDMK format.

datadrive.vmdk

FortiGate-VMX security node log disk in VMDK format. Not used.

You can edit the ovf files to change the CPU and RAM sizes.

The SVM and VMX versions must be the same. Combining different versions makes firewall policies non-functional.

Resources

Deployment files

Product binaries are available for download from support.fortinet.com.

After logging into the Fortinet Support site, go to Download > Firmware Images, then to the Download tab. Select 5.6.3 (note 5.6.3 is the only certified version for 5.6), and find the desired file name as follows:

  • For a new deployment, the file names are as follows:
    • SVM: FGT_VM64_SVM-v5-build0131-FORTINET.out.ovf.zip
    • VMX seucirty nodes: FGT_VM64_VMX-v5-build0131-FORTINET.out.ovf.zip
  • For upgrading from an older version, the file names are as follows:
    • SVM: FGT_VM64_SVM-v5-build0131-FORTINET.out
    • VMX security nodes: FGT_VM64_VMX-v5-build0131-FORTINET.out

The SVM zip file contains the following:

File

Description

FortiGate-VMX-Service-Manager.ovf

OVF template file used in the installer.

fortios.vmdk

FortiGate-VMX SVM system hard disk in VDMK format.

datadrive.vmdk

FortiGate-VMX SVM log disk in VMDK format. Not used.

The VMX security node zip file contains the following:

File

Description

FortiGate-VMX.ovf

OVF template file.

fortios.vmdk

FortiGate-VMX security node system hard disk in VDMK format.

datadrive.vmdk

FortiGate-VMX security node log disk in VMDK format. Not used.

You can edit the ovf files to change the CPU and RAM sizes.

The SVM and VMX versions must be the same. Combining different versions makes firewall policies non-functional.