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Downloading the FortiGate VM deployment package

FortiGate VM deployment packages are included with FortiGate firmware images on the Customer Service & Support site. First, see the following table to determine the appropriate VM deployment package for your VM platform.

Selecting the correct FortiGate VM deployment package for your VM platform
VM Platform FortiGate VM Deployment File
Citrix XenServer v5.6sp2, 6.0 and later FGT_VM64-v500-buildnnnn-FORTINET.
OpenXen v3.4.3, 4.1 FGT_VM64-v500-buildnnnn-FORTINET.
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008R2 and 2012 FGT_VM64-v500-buildnnnn-FORTINET.
KVM (qemu 0.12.1) FGT_VM64-v500-buildnnnn-FORTINET.
VMware ESX 4.0, 4.1
ESXi 4.0/4.1/5.0/5.1/5.5
FGT_VM32-v500-buildnnnn-FORTINET. (32-bit)


For more information see the FortiGate product datasheet available on the Fortinet web site,

The firmware images FTP directory is organized by firmware version, major release, and patch release. The firmware images in the directories follow a specific naming convention and each firmware image is specific to the device model. For example, the image found in the v5.0 Patch Release 2 directory is specific to the FortiGate VM 32-bit environment.

You can also download the FortiOS Release Notes, FORTINET-FORTIGATE MIB file, FSSO images, and SSL VPN client in this directory. The Fortinet Core MIB file is located in the main FortiGate v5.00 directory.
To download the FortiGate VM deployment package:
  1. In the main page of the Customer Service & Support site, select Download > Firmware Images.

    The Firmware Images page opens.
  2. In the Firmware Images page, select FortiGate.
  3. Browse to the appropriate directory on the FTP site for the version that you would like to download.
  4. Download the appropriate .zip file for your VM server platform.

    You can also download the FortiGate Release Notes.
  5. Extract the contents of the deployment package to a new file folder.