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This article describes how to retrieve the latest console output after an instance transition state (start, stop, reboot, and terminate).

This is useful when the Fortigate-VM experienced an unexpected reboot and you need to get the output of the console to investigate what triggered the reboot.


1. Open the Amazon EC2 console at
2. In the left navigation pane, choose Instances, and select the instance.

3. Go to Actions > Instance Settings > Get System Log.
This will open another window where it is possible to highlight all the log output and paste it to a notepad.
4. Choose Get Instance Screenshot.
This will open another window with the screenshot of the instance. It's a way to have visibility on the status of the instance when it is not accessible.