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• First what are requirement for Fortigate VM installation. • What might be the Possible Problems Encounter during Fortigate vm Installation. • And Procedures on how to install the Fortigate VM on VMware Workstation. Virtual Fortigate installation using VMware Workstation The Fortigate Firewall, Fortinet’s Next generation firewall series. Like most other security platform today now have Virtualization option. For us who wants to have a demo lab right on our desktop computer we may utilize the Fortigate vm trail version.
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On this page, we will share the steps to initialize the virtual Fortigate using the VMware Workstation until we are able to access into the browser using http. I will share some problems i have encounter during this process Fortigate VM Installation Requirements Though Fortigate support other Hypervisor on this demo I will use the VMware Workstation. What I use specifically is the VMware® Workstation 9.0.0 build-812388 On the Vmware workstation, Fortigate system requirement will limit us to only 1CPU and 1G memory for the trail version.
For a home lab using a laptop this should be just fine until you will need to deploy the Fotigate system to a actual live network, then you will need to have the full paid version. You will need a copy of the Fotigate OVA file which if you do not have access to the Fortigate support page for download, you may look for a Fortinet authorize Partner for a copy of the Fortigate trial version. What I have on this demo is FortiGate-VM64.hw04, which would run on the Fortigate’s latest firmware version 5.4. For those who are familiar with the previews Fortigate versions you will find that Fortinet change its navigation and theme.
Possible Problems Encounter during Fortigate vm Installation “The Host Support Intel VT-x, but Intel VT-x is disabled” – ERROR may appear if you try to import the OVA, this happen if your Intel processor ether do not support the Virtualization or this feature is disabled where in on this case, you may restart your computer, enter the BIOS configuration and enable this features. If this is not present on the BIOS settings then your Intel processor may not support this. Fortigate VM trial version is unlicensed and so only 15 days are given from the time it is first installed after which access will be denied until license key are purchase and entered. As alternative, instead of VM installation, You may request access to the which is hosted on the cloud were you may also access the same GUI of the Fortigate Procedures to install the Fortigate VM on VMware Workstation Assuming your computer have the VMware Workstation already installed and you also have downloaded the Fortigate OVA file then let’s get started. • VMware workstation: From the VMware workstation open the Fortigate OVA to import file then accept the license agreement. This will then import the OVA into your VMware workstation. Open the OVA from the Vmware workstation: File – Open Select the OVA file, then import Accept the License Agreement • VMware workstation: Go to the link “Edit virtual machine setting”.
Memory can only be set up to 1 Gb max for trial version. VMware workstation: Network adaptor set to custom and VMnet1, this is virtual adaptor that will connect your virtual Fortigate machine with the physical environment. Press the Play button to start the Virtual Machine • VMware workstation: After setting up, you may now power on the Fortgate Vitual machine by pressing the power button. On the screen you will see the installation loading until it says “DONE”.
After which at the end it will give you the access to login on command line. • Command Line Access: Login using the Fortigate default login.
Username is admin and no password, just leave the password blank and it enter. • Command Line Access: Once login, next is to configure the system with basic setup like host name and LAN IP address to allow is to access the Fotigate using the browser for easier system configuration. For command line guidance you may enter question mark symbol “?”.
You may also hit the tab key on the keyboard repeatable until you find your desire command. I have provided below the basic commands to provide the needed initial setup for our purpose.
Initial Fortigate Command line Configuration. Set Host name FortigateVM64 # configure system global FortigateVM64 # set hostname “example FortifateVM64 Set Initial access IP and port configuration FortigateVM64 # config system interface FortigateVM64 (Interface) # edit port1 FortigateVM64 (port1) # set ip “example 192.168.0.1/24” FortigateVM64 (port1) # set allowance ping http fgfm FortigateVM64 (port1) # set alias “LAN1” Open the command line to key-in the command Other more advance settings can be configured on the GUI once Fortigate is accessible via browser. Configuration such as change login password, WAN, DHCP, Firewall Policy, etc. • Browser access: Once all the settings above are done, we should now be able to access the Fortigate though its browser via http (note that https access is not enable of the trial version) Open browser using assign IP address and enter using the default Username and no password same as on the CLI access Fortigate User Login page Once login, Pop-up window will show that Fortigate VM installation is on evaluation mode and will update on the days remaining until expiration to which you have the option to enter the license key. From this point on you may start playing around and navigating through its menus.
For other settings and features you may refer to the for the VM installation Guide and Note however that since you dont have the Fortigate services such as the Anti Virus, Intrusion Prevention, Anti spam, and others, all you can do are to practice navigating and check on common firewall policies.
Yes, I use Win8.1 with SSLVPN. When the connect button doesn't work for me, I delete the temp IE files then restart the computer. It will start working afterwards. A side note, I have IE configured to delete files when IE is closed, but this issue still happens from time to time. Ahmet COSKUN wrote: hello all I have the same problem too. If I try to click 'connect' button on my win8 laptop there is nothing on done there?! I start my vmware wst win7 on win8 laptop and I try to connect fortinet vpn and wala it works as charm:( I sent some messages tofortinet but they didn't send any feedback to me. Carmen Bruma Carte 3s Pdf Printer.
Problem probably comes with OS but anybody use Win8.1 with fortinet vpn client (w/portal)? Hello Jim I tried to connect with different Win 8.1 x64 machines and I saw the same problem still exist on them. This 'Connect' button problem probably comes with Win 8.1 OS Fortinet because If I use virtual machine below my Win 8.1 machines I can connect VPN tunnel on vm?*:( I sent some mails to Fortinet but they didn't answer me: I create a topic on Technet and some people have seen same problem on their Win 8.1 OS. OS: Win 8.1 pro IE: 11.0.9600.17207 FortinetClient SSLVPN v4.0.2300 Fortinet says this version supports Win8,Win8.1 but it is NOT.%uFEFF. Hello guys I fixed this problem; I tried FortiClient SSLVPN which was installed with Fortinet Web portal so I watched it with Wireshark and I saw my virtual Fortissl adapter not working correctly. I checked its properties and general connect using real adapter is missing because on Webportal installation FortiClient can not match virtual adapter and real adapter corrctly:( This is a bug!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On Command Prompt; netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt netsh winsock reset Reboot your OS Problem comes with PPPoP WAN Adapter can work with Fortissl adapter correctly after reboot please check your Fortissl adapter and disable your IE Fortinet plugin.
Try to connect your VPN with FortiClient SSLVPN and probably it will work so after one more reboot you can enable plugin and using WebPortal 'Connect' button. This Connect button works same as FortiClient SSLVPN (Which was installed with WebPortal) profile connection so after you fix your Fortissl adapter problem 'Connect' button will work. @Stephane You are right new version has no bug same as all olds but all of version can be used with Fortinet Switch so if another IT Admin was installed switch with a diff version of FortiClient so all Win 8.1 user can see 'Connect' button problem:P.