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Deploying FortiGate-VMX

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Configuring the MGMT interface

Before you can connect to the FortiGate-VMX Service Manager web-based manager you must configure a network interface in the FortiGate-VMX Service Manager console. This is done by using the console feature of VMware to connect to the VM in a terminal emulator mode.

Set MGMT port IP address

Using the CLI, enter in the following commands:

config global

config system interface

edit mgmt

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

set allowaccess ping https ssh http

end

Set default gateway

Using the CLI, enter in the following commands:

config vdom

edit root

config router static

edit 0

set device mgmt

set gateway <IP address of gateway>

end

Set DNS

Using the CLI, enter in the following commands:

config global

config system dns

set primary <IPv4 address of DNS server>

set secondary <IPv4 address of DNS server>

end

After you have configured the management interface, you should be able to connect through the web-based user interface to complete the configuration.

An additional reason to make sure that the network settings are properly configured is that the FortiGate-VMX Service Manager 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.

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Configuring the MGMT interface

Before you can connect to the FortiGate-VMX Service Manager web-based manager you must configure a network interface in the FortiGate-VMX Service Manager console. This is done by using the console feature of VMware to connect to the VM in a terminal emulator mode.

Set MGMT port IP address

Using the CLI, enter in the following commands:

config global

config system interface

edit mgmt

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

set allowaccess ping https ssh http

end

Set default gateway

Using the CLI, enter in the following commands:

config vdom

edit root

config router static

edit 0

set device mgmt

set gateway <IP address of gateway>

end

Set DNS

Using the CLI, enter in the following commands:

config global

config system dns

set primary <IPv4 address of DNS server>

set secondary <IPv4 address of DNS server>

end

After you have configured the management interface, you should be able to connect through the web-based user interface to complete the configuration.

An additional reason to make sure that the network settings are properly configured is that the FortiGate-VMX Service Manager 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.