This post is to summarize the steps to download and install Fortigate Firewall VM into your VMware workstation for your lab testing.
You will need to create your own account for Fortinet website to continue downloading VM images.
Please download VM start with FGT and not start with FOS. FOS-VMs are meant to work only in closed environments without Internet access. FOS-VMs license validation process is exclusively taken care of by the FortiMeter module of FortiManager, not by FortiGuard. Upon instantiation, a FOS-VM is provided with a permanent Serial Number. The FOS-VM license status is “Valid”, and is set with a “FortiMeter grace period” value of 1 hour. (From: FOS-VM License management, validation, and troubleshooting)
Launch VM into VMWare Workstation
Unzip download zip file: FGT_VM64-v7.0.3-build0237-FORTINET.out.ovf.zip
You will get 2 VMDK disk files and 6 different OVF files.
Configuration Port 1 (Mgmt) Interface
After VM complete loaded, it might need to reboot it once then you will be prompted to login:
Default username : admin
config system interface edit port1 set mode static set ip 192.168.2.18 255.255.255.0 append allowaccess http end
- Show system interface
- Get system status