Before you start the FortiGate-VM for the first time, ensure that you have configured the following resources as the FortiGate-VM license specifies:
- Disk sizes
- Network settings
- In the Virtual Machine Manager, locate the VM name, then select Open from the toolbar.
- Select Add Hardware.
- In the Add Hardware window select Storage.
- Select Create a disk image on the computer’s harddrive and set the size to 30 GB.
Device type Virtio disk Cache mode Default Storage format raw
Even though raw is the storage format listed, the qcow2 format is also supported.
- Select Network to configure or add more network interfaces. The Device type must be Virtio.
A new VM includes one network adapter by default. You can add more through the Add Hardware window. FortiGate-VM requires four network adapters. You can configure network adapters to connect to a virtual switch or to network adapters on the host computer.
- Select Finish.
If you know your environment will expand in the future, it is recommended to increase the hard disk size beyond 30 GB. The VM license limit is 2 TB.