Deploying FortiGate-VM from a VHD image file You can deploy FortiGate using custom templates or PowerShell from VHD image files.
VHD image files are available from Fortinet Customer Service & Support. Go to Download > VM Image, then select FortiGate as the Product and Azure for the Platform. The file name is FGT_VM64_AZURE-v6-buildXXXX-FORTINET.out.hyperv.zip, where XXXX is the build number.
Once the download is complete, unzip the file and locate the fortios.vhd file. Upload the fortios.vhd file to your blob/storage location as required by your deployment templates.
I have uploaded VHD file to Azure blob storage, but if I tried to create a image using this VHD file, I will get an error to say this is dynamically expanding VHD file. It will require static size image. I also tried to convert it from Dyanmic to Static but still got some errors.
Basically, I am trying to launch Fortigate-VM (BYOL) directly from Fortigate-VM VHD image file instead of using the marketplace. I already downloaded the VHD file from VM download site, but not sure how to launch it.
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