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Getting Started with FortiGate by Fabrizio Volpe, Rosato Fabbri

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Introducing virtual domains

Virtual Domains (VDOMs) enable the division of a single FortiGate unit into multiple virtual devices. Each VDOM supports separate settings related to routing, firewalling, and VPN connections. Also if we have decided not to use VDOMs, a virtual domain will always exist: the root VDOM, which is the one we use forthe normal management of a FortiGate unit. As soon as we adopt VDOMs, the entire existing configuration will be kept inside the root VDOM. To enable VDOMs we have to use the Virtual Domain options, shown in the following screenshot, by navigating to the System | Dashboard | Status menu:

Introducing virtual domains

On selecting Enable we will ...

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