> Has anybody evaluated this solution or is running in production ? Any
> feedback would be welcome.
We have a FortiVM in production use for several years now and we are
happy with it. Performance is good, it's stable, no major problems.
There might be differences in performance concerning the ASICs as
mentioned by Ralf, but for our use performance was always more than enough.
One caveat: Don't use the vmxnet2 or vmxnet3 drivers for the NICs. Use
the e1000. FortiNet provides images with vmxnet* drivers, but this
configuration is not supported by VMware for vsphere. It has been
working until vsphere 5.5. With vsphere 5.5 the FortiVM freezes at every
snapshot taken. We then changed the NIC type to e1000, no problems since
Please note that the FortiVM is just a replacement for a FortiGate. It
does not use SDDC as the FortiGate-VMX.