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Licensing a virtual FortiGate in a closed network

I have a dilemma, I need to install a virtual FortiGate firewall deep in a closed network (no internet connection or FortiManager to act as a proxy), I'm wondering how the licensing side of things can be achieved?

New Contributor III

Register the Fortigate at support site and download the license file there, then upload it on the Fortigate

Bowale Oyenuga

You won't be able to activate the VM if you cannot reach the fortiguard servers.  I think you have a couple options.


1.- Give temporary internet access to the VM for the license to apply

2.- Deploy the VM in your close env, deploy a VM in an env with internet access, then swap the OS drive from the VMs once the license is active swap drives again.


Hope this helps

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