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About FortiGate for GCP

Deploying FortiGate-VM on Google Cloud Marketplace

Deploying FortiGate-VM on Google Cloud Compute Engine

Deploying FortiGate-VM Using Google Cloud SDK

Use Case: High Availability for FortiGate on GCP

Security Fabric Connector Integration with GCP

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Connecting to the FortiGate-VM

To connect to the FortiGate-VM, you need your login credentials and its public DNS address.

The default username is admin and the default password is the GCP instance ID, which is represented as a number that can be found after locating the instance in the GCP Compute Engine console.

  1. Choose the instance from the list of instances on the VM Instances page.
  2. There are two methods to obtain the instance ID. Do one of the following:
    1. Open Serial port 1 (console) as seen below.

      The first time you access the serial console, you will find the instance ID, represented as a number. This is the login password.

    2. Do the following:
      1. Select View gcloud command on the VM instance details.

      2. Click RUN IN CLOUD SHELL.

      3. By default, a command is shown as underlined below. Delete the command underlined below.

      4. Enter the following command: gcloud compute instances describe <instance_name>.

      5. You will see a line starting with id: ‘<number>’. This is the FortiGate initial login password.

        You can also enter gcloud compute instances describe <instance_name> | grep id: This number is the login password.

  3. Open an HTTPS session using the FortiGate-VM's public DNS address in your browser (https://<public_DNS>). You can find the FortiGate-VM's public IP address on the VM instance details page.

  4. Access the FortiGate in your browser.

  5. You will see a certificate error message from the browser. This is expected since browsers do not recognize the default self-signed FortiGate certificate. Proceed past the error message.
  6. Log into the FortiGate-VM with the username admin and the password.
  7. 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, and log in again.

    You now see the FortiOS dashboard. The information in the main dashboard varies depending on the instance type.

    You are encouraged to change the initial password at the top right corner of the FortiGate management GUI.

Resources

Connecting to the FortiGate-VM

To connect to the FortiGate-VM, you need your login credentials and its public DNS address.

The default username is admin and the default password is the GCP instance ID, which is represented as a number that can be found after locating the instance in the GCP Compute Engine console.

  1. Choose the instance from the list of instances on the VM Instances page.
  2. There are two methods to obtain the instance ID. Do one of the following:
    1. Open Serial port 1 (console) as seen below.

      The first time you access the serial console, you will find the instance ID, represented as a number. This is the login password.

    2. Do the following:
      1. Select View gcloud command on the VM instance details.

      2. Click RUN IN CLOUD SHELL.

      3. By default, a command is shown as underlined below. Delete the command underlined below.

      4. Enter the following command: gcloud compute instances describe <instance_name>.

      5. You will see a line starting with id: ‘<number>’. This is the FortiGate initial login password.

        You can also enter gcloud compute instances describe <instance_name> | grep id: This number is the login password.

  3. Open an HTTPS session using the FortiGate-VM's public DNS address in your browser (https://<public_DNS>). You can find the FortiGate-VM's public IP address on the VM instance details page.

  4. Access the FortiGate in your browser.

  5. You will see a certificate error message from the browser. This is expected since browsers do not recognize the default self-signed FortiGate certificate. Proceed past the error message.
  6. Log into the FortiGate-VM with the username admin and the password.
  7. 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, and log in again.

    You now see the FortiOS dashboard. The information in the main dashboard varies depending on the instance type.

    You are encouraged to change the initial password at the top right corner of the FortiGate management GUI.