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Deploying FortiGate-VMX

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Initial configuration

Before you can connect to the FortiGate-VMX SVM web-based manager, you must configure a network interface in the FortiGate-VMX SVM console. You can accomplish this by using the console feature of VMware to connect to the VM in a terminal emulator mode.

  1. Set the management port IP address by entering the following in the CLI:

    config global

    config system interface

    edit mgmt

    set ip <IP address for the MGMT interface> <subnet mask>

    set ip set allowaccess ping https ssh http

    end

  2. Set the default gateway by entering the following in the CLI:

    config vdom

    edit root

    config router static

    edit 0

    set device mgmt

    set gateway <IP address of gateway>

    end

  3. Set the DNS by entering the following in the CLI:

    config global

    config system dns

    set primary <IPv4 address of DNS server>

    set secondary <IPv4 address of DNS server>

    end

Once you have configured the management interface, you can connect through the web-based user interface to complete configuration. An additional reason to ensure the network settings are properly configured is that the FortiGate-VMX SVM requires Internet connectivity to validate its license against FDN. A regular FortiGate-VM can validate against a FortiManager, but FortiGate-VMX does not support this capability.

For more configuration, see the FortiGate-VMX Administration Guide.

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Initial configuration

Before you can connect to the FortiGate-VMX SVM web-based manager, you must configure a network interface in the FortiGate-VMX SVM console. You can accomplish this by using the console feature of VMware to connect to the VM in a terminal emulator mode.

  1. Set the management port IP address by entering the following in the CLI:

    config global

    config system interface

    edit mgmt

    set ip <IP address for the MGMT interface> <subnet mask>

    set ip set allowaccess ping https ssh http

    end

  2. Set the default gateway by entering the following in the CLI:

    config vdom

    edit root

    config router static

    edit 0

    set device mgmt

    set gateway <IP address of gateway>

    end

  3. Set the DNS by entering the following in the CLI:

    config global

    config system dns

    set primary <IPv4 address of DNS server>

    set secondary <IPv4 address of DNS server>

    end

Once you have configured the management interface, you can connect through the web-based user interface to complete configuration. An additional reason to ensure the network settings are properly configured is that the FortiGate-VMX SVM requires Internet connectivity to validate its license against FDN. A regular FortiGate-VM can validate against a FortiManager, but FortiGate-VMX does not support this capability.

For more configuration, see the FortiGate-VMX Administration Guide.