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FortiHypervisor 1.0 Admin Guide


The FortiHypervisor Hybrid Virtual Appliance enables rapid service deliver for enterprises and MSPs through the use of virtualization technology.  Built to deliver virtualized services as virtual network functions (VNFs), FortiHypervisor consolidates advanced networking and security services on a single device, eliminating the need for multiple CPE while enabling on-demand service delivery.

FortiHypervisor is available in both a software instance for install on generic x86 platforms and also on Fortinet SPU accelerated hybrid appliances.  A powerful Intel processor combined with SPU hardware acceleration delivers the high security performance that customers have come to expect from Fortinet. Ample storage and memory produce excellent compute, network and security performance for the most intensive tasks.

FortiHypervisor can run the wide range Fortinet VNFs delivering the greatest range of virtual functions in the industry but is also compatible with thirty party VMs in KVM format for the greatest flexibility.


FortiHypervisor is available in two form-factors to allowing customers to select the most appropriate solution for their requirements.


FortiHypervisor comes in a range of physical appliances suitable for small office / retail deployments (vCPE) all the way up to the datacenter or MSP network core.  The models come with different performance ratings, amounts of Hard Drive space, RAM and network access ports.


FortiHypervisor is available as a bare metal hypervisor ISO image which can be installed on selected whitebox hardware.

Any selected hardware should be validated against the supported hardware list and should meet the minimum hardware specification lists below.

Whilst a minimum specification is provided, consideration should be made towards the VMs which will be installed as these may have additional performance and resource requirements.

If unsure, please validate your hardware selection with Fortinet Support before proceeding.