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FortiAuthenticator-VM Deployment

For best performance, it is recommended that FortiAuthenticator-VM is installed on a “bare metal” hypervisor (such as VMware ESXi or MS Hyper-V). Hypervisors that are installed as applications on top of a general purpose operating system (such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux) will have fewer computing resources available due to the host OS’s own overhead.

The following sections detail deployments for MS Hyper-V, VMware ESX/ESXi, and Linux Virtual Machine Manager:

FortiAuthenticator-VM Deployment

For best performance, it is recommended that FortiAuthenticator-VM is installed on a “bare metal” hypervisor (such as VMware ESXi or MS Hyper-V). Hypervisors that are installed as applications on top of a general purpose operating system (such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux) will have fewer computing resources available due to the host OS’s own overhead.

The following sections detail deployments for MS Hyper-V, VMware ESX/ESXi, and Linux Virtual Machine Manager: