Fortinet config Interface by CLI

Configuring port 1

VM platform or hypervisor management environments include a guest console window. On the FortiGate-VM, this provides access to the FortiGate console, equivalent to the console port on a hardware FortiGate unit. Before you can access the GUI, you must configure FortiGate-VM port1 with an IP address and administrative access.

To configure the port1 IP address:
  1. In your hypervisor manager, start the FortiGate-VM and access the console window. You may need to press Enter to see a login prompt.
  2. At the FortiGate-VM login prompt enter the username admin. By default there is no password. Press Enter.
  3. Using CLI commands, configure the port1 IP address and netmask:
    config system interface
    edit port1
    set mode static
    set ip
  4. To configure the default gateway, enter the following CLI commands:
    config router static
    edit 1
    set device port1
    set gateway <class_ip>

To configure your DNS servers, enter the following CLI commands:

config system dns

set primary <Primary DNS server>

set secondary <Secondary DNS server>