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Introduction

This document describes how to deploy a FortiGate virtual appliance in several virtualization server environments. This includes how to configure the virtual hardware settings of the virtual appliance.

This document assumes:

  • you have already successfully installed the virtualization server on the physical machine,
  • you have installed appropriate VM management software on either the physical server or a computer to be used for VM management.

This document does not cover configuration and operation of the virtual appliance after it has been successfully installed and started. For these issues, see the FortiGate 5.2 Handbook.

This document includes the following sections: