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Preparing for deployment

This documentation assumes that before deploying the FortiGate-VM on the KVM virtual platform, you have addressed the following requirements:

Virtual environment

You have installed the KVM software on a physical server with sufficient resources to support the FortiGate-VM and all other VMs deployed on the platform.

If you configure the FortiGate-VM to operate in transparent mode, or include it in a FortiGate clustering protocol (FGCP) high availability (HA) cluster, configure any virtual switches to support the FortiGate-VM's operation before you create the FortiGate-VM.

Platform

Management software

Open KVM

Virtual Machine Manager

Citrix KVM Server

KVMCenter

Connectivity

The FortiGate-VM requires an Internet connection to contact FortiGuard to validate its license. If the FortiGate-VM is in a closed environment, it must be able to connect to a FortiManager to validate the FortiGate-VM license. See Validating the FortiGate-VM license with FortiManager.

Preparing for deployment

This documentation assumes that before deploying the FortiGate-VM on the KVM virtual platform, you have addressed the following requirements:

Virtual environment

You have installed the KVM software on a physical server with sufficient resources to support the FortiGate-VM and all other VMs deployed on the platform.

If you configure the FortiGate-VM to operate in transparent mode, or include it in a FortiGate clustering protocol (FGCP) high availability (HA) cluster, configure any virtual switches to support the FortiGate-VM's operation before you create the FortiGate-VM.

Platform

Management software

Open KVM

Virtual Machine Manager

Citrix KVM Server

KVMCenter

Connectivity

The FortiGate-VM requires an Internet connection to contact FortiGuard to validate its license. If the FortiGate-VM is in a closed environment, it must be able to connect to a FortiManager to validate the FortiGate-VM license. See Validating the FortiGate-VM license with FortiManager.