This article describes how to enable FortiManager/FortiAnalyzer VMware ESXi instance to support more than 8x CPU cores.
FortiManager/FortiAnalyzer VMware ESXi only.
1) Shut down the current running instance via GUI or CLI command '# exe shutdown'.
2) Once the instance is shut down, select the instance and 'right-click' to select Upgrade VM Compatibility to upgrade to the latest ESXi virtual machine that is supported, e.g. 6.7.
3) After step (2), select the same instance 'right-click' to select Edit Settings and right now it is possible to see the CPU count that allows to select up to 8 cores or more.
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