In case I have an active FortiGate unit and am planning to acquire a similar unit in cold-standby mode, what do you recommend in terms of Licensing? Should I acquire a UTM Bundle License for the first unit and simply a FortiCare contract for the cold-standby one?
In case the active unit with the UTM Bundle license is down, as I understood, I should be doing the following:
1- Open a ticket with Fortinet to transfer the license from the active one to the cold-standby one and get in touch with the TAC unit to proceed accordingly
2- Proceed with an RMA to exchange the defected one
3 - As a result, the cold-standby unit will become the primary unit and the exchanged unit will become the cold-standby unit.
I would think that if you transfer the contract from the "broken" unit to the cold-standby then you will not be able to create an RMA request for the "broken" unit as it will no longer have a contract.
Why bother to transfer the licence just for a few days? Are you using webfilter? If yes, you could disable it for a while. If not, you won't need the full UTM package for just some days. When the RMA replacement arrives, you exchange the serial numbers in Service&Support and recover the licenced status for the new hardware. But, YMMV.
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