You can access the FortiGate-VMX using a browser or SSH.
The GUI of the FortiGate-VMX Service Manager is web-based. Before it can be used, the MGMT port must be configured with an IP address and netmask. The default gateway and DNS must also be set up.
- Open a browser.
- In the URL field, enter the IP address assigned to the MGMT port.
- At the login page, enter your credentials into the Name and Password fields.
- Select Login.
The default username on a factory fresh system is "admin". There is no default password. Leave the field blank. As always, a password should be set up as soon as possible.
You can open a console window and access the FortiGate-VMX Server Manager through SSH by using the command:
The port# is not needed if you haven't changed the default port of 22 on your installation.