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Hi everyone,
I'm using FortiVM, and I need some help with my serial number. It starts with FGVMELTM, and I wonder if it's a VM01 license. Can anyone confirm this for me?



What does Model: EL (20) mean?


diagnose debug vm-print-license
SerialNumber: FGVMELTM*******
CreateDate: Tue Feb 28 03:15:53 2023
License expires: Thu Feb 29 07:00:00 2024
Default Contract: 
Key: yes
Cert: yes
Key2: yes
Cert2: yes
Model: EL (20)
CPU: 1 (subscription:1)
MEM: 2147483647
VDOM license:
permanent: 2
subscription: 0

get system status
Version: FortiGate-VM64 v7.4.1,build2463,230830 (GA.F)
Security Level: 1
Firmware Signature: certified
Secure Boot: Disabled
Virus-DB: 91.08402(2023-11-01 05:26)
Extended DB: 91.08402(2023-11-01 05:26)
Extreme DB: 1.00000(2018-04-09 18:07)
AV AI/ML Model: 2.13251(2023-11-01 04:45)
IPS-DB: 6.00741(2015-12-01 02:30)
IPS-ETDB: 25.00668(2023-10-31 00:24)
APP-DB: 25.00668(2023-10-31 00:24)
FMWP-DB: 23.00108(2023-10-30 19:46)
IPS Malicious URL Database: 4.00864(2023-10-31 09:58)
IoT-Detect: 0.00000(2022-08-17 17:31)
OT-Detect-DB: 0.00000(2001-01-01 00:00)
OT-Patch-DB: 0.00000(2001-01-01 00:00)
OT-Threat-DB: 6.00741(2015-12-01 02:30)
IPS-Engine: 7.00509(2023-08-10 23:14)
Serial-Number: FGVMELTM*******
License Status: Valid
License Expiration Date: 2024-02-29
VM Resources: 1 CPU/1 allowed, 1969 MB RAM
Log hard disk: Available
Hostname: AIS-FG
Private Encryption: Disable
Operation Mode: NAT
Current virtual domain: root
Max number of virtual domains: 2
Virtual domains status: 1 in NAT mode, 0 in TP mode
Virtual domain configuration: disable
FIPS-CC mode: disable
Current HA mode: standalone
Branch point: 2463
Release Version Information: GA
FortiOS x86-64: Yes
System time: Wed Nov 1 20:59:07 2023
Last reboot reason: warm reboot



The vm models should be based on how many vCPU 

For your case, your output showed : CPU: 1 (subscription:1)

Then this means it will be VM-01 


You may refer to the datasheets for reference :


CPU/memory wise, this is equivalent to VM-01, as already noted by tana, but the license type is not exactly the same (perpetual VM-01 has a different kind of serial number). Based on the serial number and the license having an expiration date, this will be some sort of subscription-based VM license (e.g. Flex-VM/Forti-Flex).

[ corrections always welcome ]

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