Deployment example – KVM

Deployment example – KVM

Once you have downloaded the file and extracted virtual hard drive image file fortios.qcow2, you can create the virtual machine in your KVM environment.

The following topics are included in this section: Create the FortiGate VM virtual machine

  • Configure FortiGate VM hardware settings
  • Start the FortiGate VM


Create the FortiGate VM virtual machine

To create the FortiGate VM virtual machine:

1. Launch Virtual Machine Manager (virt-manager) on your KVM host server.

The Virtual Machine Manager home page opens.

2. In the toolbar, select Create a new virtual machine.

3. Enter a Name for the VM, FGT-VM for example.

4. Ensure that Connection is localhost. (This is the defaul)

5. Select Import existing disk image.

6. Select Forward.

7. In OS Type select Linux.

8. In Version, select a Generic version with virtio.

9. Select Browse.

10. If you copied the fortios.qcow2 file to /var/lib/libvirt/images, it will be visible on the right. If you saved it somewhere else on your server, select Browse Local and find it.

11. Choose Choose Volume.

12. Select Forward.

13. Specify the amount of memory and number of CPUs to allocate to this virtual machine. The amounts must not exceed your license limits. See FortiGate VM Overview on page 2677.

14. Select Forward.

15. Expand Advanced options. A new virtual machine includes one network adapter by default. Select a network adapter on the host computer. Optionally, set a specific MAC address for the virtual network interface. Set Virt Type to virtio and Architecture to qcow2.

16. Select Finish.

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