FortiGate
FortiGate Next Generation Firewall utilizes purpose-built security processors and threat intelligence security services from FortiGuard labs to deliver top-rated protection and high performance, including encrypted traffic.
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Staff
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Description

 

This article explains how to enable a VDOM in the FortiGate.


Solution


Use the following command for FortiOS v5.2, v5.4, v5.6, v6.0:

# config system global
    set vdom-admin enable   <------ This has to be typed in manually. There is no auto-display
end

Note: The above command will log out the Admin once.  After that the VDOM will be visible and can be configured.

Use the following command for FortiOS v6.2, v6,4:

# config system global
    set vdom-mode multi-vdom     <------- This should be typed in manually. There is no auto-display.
end

Note: The above command will log out the Admin once.  After that the VDOM will be visible and can be configured.

 

Starting from version 6.4 onwards, you can also enable the following to prevent accidentally creating VDOMs in the CLI:

config system global
set edit-vdom-prompt enable
end

This setting is disabled by default. Once enabled, when an administrator creates a new VDOM, the FortiGate displays a prompt to confirm before the VDOM is created.

 

(global) # config vdom
edit vdomtest1
The input VDOM name doesn't exist.
Do you want to create a new VDOM?
Press 'y' to continue, or press 'n' to cancel. (y/n)y