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FortiSandbox VM on AWS

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Deployment models

You can configure your FortiSandbox VM on AWS using an advanced or basic deployment model.

FortiSandbox VM basic deployment model

This snippet is used in both FortiSandbox AWS and Azure Guide.

The FortiSandbox basic deployment model is the fastest and easiest way to deploy a FortiSandbox VM on AWS. Basic deployment uses the AWS setup wizard to guide you through the setup process with step-by-step instructions. Deployment takes approximately 10 minutes.

Advantages

  • A single setup wizard page where you can enter all the information for launching a FortiSandbox VM.
  • Only simple information is required: VM region, EC2 instance type, and your EC2 keypair.
  • HA features are supported by adding a second NIC during setup using the wizard.

Limitations

  • The FortiSandbox VM can only have a maximum of two network interfaces when setup with the wizard.
  • Supports sandboxing analysis using Windows Cloud VMs only.
  • Does not support DHCP options and NAT Gateway that are required to run custom Windows VMs.

FortiSandbox VM advanced deployment model

This snippet is used in both FortiSandbox AWS and Azure Guide.

To use the advanced features of the FortiSandbox VM including custom VMs and HA features, use the advanced deployment model. Advanced deployment requires you to manually create all the resources you need. This model is recommended for people who have experience working with AWS and the cloud. Deployment takes approximately one hour.

Advantages

This snippet is used in both FortiSandbox AWS and Azure Guide.

  • Gives you full control to customize the resources required to deploy the VM.
  • Supports custom Windows VMs.
  • Supports HA features.

Limitations

This snippet is used in both FortiSandbox AWS and Azure Guide.

  • Takes longer to deploy.
  • Requires advanced knowledge of deploying VMs in AWS.
  • Must deploy all components manually in AWS.
  • Must follow instructions carefully for a successful deployment.

Deployment models

You can configure your FortiSandbox VM on AWS using an advanced or basic deployment model.

FortiSandbox VM basic deployment model

This snippet is used in both FortiSandbox AWS and Azure Guide.

The FortiSandbox basic deployment model is the fastest and easiest way to deploy a FortiSandbox VM on AWS. Basic deployment uses the AWS setup wizard to guide you through the setup process with step-by-step instructions. Deployment takes approximately 10 minutes.

Advantages

  • A single setup wizard page where you can enter all the information for launching a FortiSandbox VM.
  • Only simple information is required: VM region, EC2 instance type, and your EC2 keypair.
  • HA features are supported by adding a second NIC during setup using the wizard.

Limitations

  • The FortiSandbox VM can only have a maximum of two network interfaces when setup with the wizard.
  • Supports sandboxing analysis using Windows Cloud VMs only.
  • Does not support DHCP options and NAT Gateway that are required to run custom Windows VMs.

FortiSandbox VM advanced deployment model

This snippet is used in both FortiSandbox AWS and Azure Guide.

To use the advanced features of the FortiSandbox VM including custom VMs and HA features, use the advanced deployment model. Advanced deployment requires you to manually create all the resources you need. This model is recommended for people who have experience working with AWS and the cloud. Deployment takes approximately one hour.

Advantages

This snippet is used in both FortiSandbox AWS and Azure Guide.

  • Gives you full control to customize the resources required to deploy the VM.
  • Supports custom Windows VMs.
  • Supports HA features.

Limitations

This snippet is used in both FortiSandbox AWS and Azure Guide.

  • Takes longer to deploy.
  • Requires advanced knowledge of deploying VMs in AWS.
  • Must deploy all components manually in AWS.
  • Must follow instructions carefully for a successful deployment.