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Description

This article describes how to upgrade the VM license in order to use more vCPU and RAM.
Follow the link here below for VM license specifications:

https://www.fortinet.com/content/dam/fortinet/assets/data-sheets/fortigate-vm.pdf


Solution
The procedure includes the following steps:

1) Upgrade the VM license:

GUI: System -> FortiGuard -> FortiGate VM License
Click 'Upload' and click 'OK'




CLI: execute restore vmlicense <ftp | tftp> <VM license file name (path) on the remote server> < IP:port | IP > [ FTP username ]
# execute restore vmlicense tftp FGVM***********.lic 192.168.193.1
This operation will overwrite the current VM license!
Do you want to continue? (y/n)y

Please wait...

Connect to tftp server 192.168.193.1 ...
Get VM license from tftp server OK.
VM license install succeeded. Rebooting firewall.
2) Shut down the VM
3) Upgrade the hardware
4) Start up the VM


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