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Fortigate VM Evaluation License not working since FortiOS 6.0.1

Hi all
 
for testing, there was an integrated evaluation license for 15 days in each Fortigate VM. Since FortiOS 6.0.1 the evaluation license expires right from the first start of the virtual machine. In the GUI, there is the message "Expired on 1970/01/01" with the possibility to upload a license file. Until FortiOS 6.0.0 it works as before.
 
Was the feature for evaluation license removed or is this a bug?
 
I tested with FortiOS 6.0.1, 6.0.2 and 6.0.3 with VMware Workstation 12.5.
 
Thanks for your help.
 
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Marcel
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    Penultimatum
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    Re: Fortigate VM Evaluation License not working since FortiOS 6.0.1 2018/11/09 08:02:57 (permalink)
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    No answer to this?  I have just found the same problem.
     
    I have downloaded the VM hoping to use the evaluation period to help with NSE4 study, but it appears its no longer possible?
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    Re: Fortigate VM Evaluation License not working since FortiOS 6.0.1 2018/11/11 03:24:36 (permalink)
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    I've installed a FGT VM on 6.0.1 and 6.0.3 and they both work fine in eval mode.
     
    One thing to note is that you have to give it only 1GB and 1CPU for it to work properly. Also it's very restriced (I think only 5 policies and no VPN/encryption).
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    Re: Fortigate VM Evaluation License not working since FortiOS 6.0.1 2018/11/11 04:44:57 (permalink)
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    Hi neonbit
     
    thank you very much for your reply and the test. I knew the limitation for RAM and CPU and also the restrictions for the number of policies.
     
    I tried it again and I think, I found the problem. After importing the image into VMware Workstation, I have to check a box on time settings under the options of the VM. Seems, that it was checked by default on the 6.0.0 releases and before. (See attachment)
     
    Best regards
    Marcel
    post edited by Marcel Sueess - 2018/11/11 04:46:33

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    Re: Fortigate VM Evaluation License not working since FortiOS 6.0.1 2019/06/17 05:19:15 (permalink)
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    Hi Marcel,
     
    I tried it, but still the same problem. I am trying the latest image 6.2.0 on VMware Workstation 12.5.5.
     
    Error: *ATTENTION*: Admin sessions removed because license registration status changed to 'INVALID'
     
    I tried downloading a fresh image a couple of times, but that did not help either. With earlier images, it used to work seamless.
     
    Any help from anyone?
     
    Regards,
    Chirag Rao
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