How To add Fortigate firewall in eveng

Adding a FortiGate firewall device in EveNg platform requires several steps, including obtaining the FortiGate image, uploading it to EVE-NG, and configuring the device. Here’s a complete guide on how to do this:

Step-by-Step process of FortiGate firewall installation in eveng.

Below Fortigate firewall IMAGES are used for this post.

EVE Image NameDownloaded Original FilenameVersionvCPUsvRAMConsole

Other versions should also be supported following the procedure.

1. Download Fortinet Images Eveng

Images provided below are strictly for educational purposes and are not hosted on the server. We are just indexing the links found on the internet for educational purposes only.

if you have the privileges, You can download the images directly from the Fortinet website.
Download Fortinet Images from Fotinet Website

or You can download Fortinet images from direct links.

Direct link to  Download Fortinet Images.

2. Creating a Fortinet Folder to upload Fortigate firewall images to Eveng.

As Per the image naming table, we have to create an image folder starting with Fortinet-, once created we will upload the image to that folder.

mkdir /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/fortinet-FGT-v5-build1484/

3. Upload the downloaded Fortigate firewall image to the EVEng.

Upload the image to the folder Fortinet which we created in the previous step. You can use  FileZilla or WinSCP to upload the image.

File Path-


4. From the EVE cli, go to the newly created image folder.

cd /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/fortinet-FGT-v5-build1484/

5. Unzip original filename


6. We need to Rename original filename to virtioa.qcow2 and remove original zip file.

mv fortios.qcow2 virtioa.qcow2

7. In Last Fix the permissions:

/opt/unetlab/wrappers/unl_wrapper -a fixpermissions

Now Go to Eve-ng GUI add node and test the fortinet

default username/password for fortigate firewall-

password – No password just press enter

Enjoy 🙂

add fortigate firewall to eveng

Fortigate is a widely used firewall in medium and large enterprises and Eve-ng has extended its limit to simulate almost every firewall. Eve-ng is one of the best simulators which is available free of cost. Before adding the Fortinet firewall check 
Fortigate firewall is one of the best firewalls due to its rich features, In Eve-ng you can create a lab and practice and test almost every feature of Fortigatefirewall.

18 thoughts on “How To add Fortigate firewall in eveng”

    • Hi Renjith,
      you are using which version?

      did you fixed the permission?
      /opt/unetlab/wrappers/unl_wrapper -a fixpermissions

      • Hi, i have the same issue, i fixed the permissions but, the FW still flashing (starts for a few seconds only and stops), i am using eve-ng in Vmware ESXI.

      • Hey NetworkT,

        I had the same problem, and it’s just a problem with the VM host. VirtualBox doesn’t support intel VT-X, which qemu images need to run.

        Ran into this very same problem, the Fortinet/BigIP/Nexus images I tried all flashed (start then stop). Moved from my Mac VIrtualBox to a Windows VMWare player, and the problem was gone. Hope this will help answer such future questions 😉

        VMware Fusion should be fine on Mac too, as it supports VT-X too

  1. when I do the “/opt/unetlab/wrappers/unl_wrapper -a fixpermissions” I get the following error message:

    “ERROR: unlicensed”

    it it the same for every other fortinet image I tried. Please help!

  2. to resolve rebooting ( flashing) issue please edit the node and allocate 2048MB RAM to it. I had the same problem with default RAM set to 1024MB

  3. I am using VM Wokstation Pro 16 and this tutorial worked great. Can you make a post to show how to access/setup GUI access for the fortinet deployment? thanks.


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