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Connecting to the FortiGate-VM

To connect to the FortiGate-VM:
  1. Power on the VM:
    1. In Prism Element, find the newly created FortiGate-VM and go to its VM dashboard.
    2. By default, the FortiGate-VM is shutdown after initial creation. Click Power On. After a successful bootup, the FortiGate-VM instance now shows a green light.
  2. Check the IP address on the VM NICs tab.
  3. Access the FortiGate in your browser by going to https://<IP address>.
  4. Log in to the FortiGate-VM with the username admin and no password.
  5. After logging in successfully, upload your license (.lic) file to activate the FortiGate-VM. The FortiGate-VM automatically restarts. After it restarts, wait about 30 minutes until the license is fully registered at Fortinet, then log in again.

Connecting to the FortiGate-VM

To connect to the FortiGate-VM:
  1. Power on the VM:
    1. In Prism Element, find the newly created FortiGate-VM and go to its VM dashboard.
    2. By default, the FortiGate-VM is shutdown after initial creation. Click Power On. After a successful bootup, the FortiGate-VM instance now shows a green light.
  2. Check the IP address on the VM NICs tab.
  3. Access the FortiGate in your browser by going to https://<IP address>.
  4. Log in to the FortiGate-VM with the username admin and no password.
  5. After logging in successfully, upload your license (.lic) file to activate the FortiGate-VM. The FortiGate-VM automatically restarts. After it restarts, wait about 30 minutes until the license is fully registered at Fortinet, then log in again.