Attach a Cloud Network to an existing Fortigate-VM

  • Last updated on: 2019-04-18
  • Authored by: Brian King

Use the following steps to attach a Cloud Network to an existing Fortigate®-VM:

Add the Cloud Network in the Cloud Control Panel

  1. Log in to the Cloud Control Panel.

  2. In the top navigation bar, click Select a Product > Rackspace Cloud.

  3. Select Servers > Cloud Servers.

  4. Navigate to the Server Details page for your Fortigate-VM as shown in the following image:

  5. In Networks and Security Groups, click Add Network and choose the Cloud Network that you want to attach as shown in the following image:

  6. Click Add Network in the dialog box.

  7. Record the Cloud Networks IP address that displays after a few seconds.

Verify the Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) (subnet mask)

  1. From the Cloud Control Panel, navigate to Networking > Networks.

  2. Find the Cloud Network that you attached previously and record its CIDR, which is usually ip-address/24) as shown in the following image.

Set the IP address in the Fortigate-VM GUI

  1. Browse to your Fortigate-VM by using the virtual machine (VM) PublicNet IP address, for example http:\\

  2. Click on Network > Interfaces to see a list of interfaces.

  3. Click the highest-numbered interface, which is port3 in this example, and click Edit.

  4. In the Address section, fill in the Cloud Network IP address and CIDR that you recorded earlier and click OK as shown in the following images.

(Optional) Backup the new configuration

Because you just changed its configuration, we recommend that you back up the Fortigate-VM.

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