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FortiSandbox VM on AWS

3.1.0
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Launching a FortiSandbox virtual instance in EC2

Choosing an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) and the instance type

  1. Go to EC2 > Instances and click Launch Instance.

  2. In the left panel, click AWS Marketplace and search for fortisandbox AMI.

  3. Select Fortinet FortiSandbox Advanced Threat Protection (BYOL) or Fortinet FortiSandbox Advanced Threat Protection (On-Demand).
    • If you selected Fortinet FortiSandbox Advanced Threat Protection (BYOL), select an Instance Type that is c4.xlarge or larger for balanced burstable performance.

    • If you selected Fortinet FortiSandbox Advanced Threat Protection (On-Demand), select an Instance Type that is m4.xlarge or larger for balanced burstable performance.

  4. Click Next: Configure Instance Details.

Configuring the instance

Configure the following instance details, then click Next, Add Storage.

Details

Values

Number of Instances

1

Purchasing Option

N/A

Network

Select the FortiSandbox VPC you created

Subnet

Select the public subnet you created

Auto-Assign Public IP

Disable

IAM Role:

None

Shutdown Behavior

Stop

Enable Termination Protection

N/A

Monitoring

N/A

Tenancy

Shared - Run a shared hardware instance

eth0

Select the public subnet you created; Auto-Assign (or any IP in that subnet)

eth1

Select the private subnet you created; Auto-Assign (or any IP in that subnet)

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If you do not use trial VMs or custom VMs, you can skip adding eth1. You can add it back when the instance is stopped.

Adding storage

After configuring the Instance Details, click Next, Add Storage.

Adding tags

Do not configure anything on this page. Click Next, Configure Security Group. See Creating a security group.

Reviewing the instance launch

  1. Review the instance details, then click Launch to open the Create a New Key Pair dialog box.
  2. Enter a Key pair name.
  3. Click Download Key Pair and save the private key file.

    You can import an existing public key for remote access to the running instance.

  4. Click Launch Instances.
  5. After launching the instance, the next page shows that the FortiSandbox instance is running.

  6. Click View Instances to view the instance state.

    It takes several minutes for Status Checks to change from Initializing to 2/2 checks.

  7. When the instance is running, click the instance and enter a name. For example, FortiSandbox.

  8. Select the created instance and go to Actions > Instance Settings > Get Instance Screenshot to view the status of the launched instance.

Launching a FortiSandbox virtual instance in EC2

Choosing an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) and the instance type

  1. Go to EC2 > Instances and click Launch Instance.

  2. In the left panel, click AWS Marketplace and search for fortisandbox AMI.

  3. Select Fortinet FortiSandbox Advanced Threat Protection (BYOL) or Fortinet FortiSandbox Advanced Threat Protection (On-Demand).
    • If you selected Fortinet FortiSandbox Advanced Threat Protection (BYOL), select an Instance Type that is c4.xlarge or larger for balanced burstable performance.

    • If you selected Fortinet FortiSandbox Advanced Threat Protection (On-Demand), select an Instance Type that is m4.xlarge or larger for balanced burstable performance.

  4. Click Next: Configure Instance Details.

Configuring the instance

Configure the following instance details, then click Next, Add Storage.

Details

Values

Number of Instances

1

Purchasing Option

N/A

Network

Select the FortiSandbox VPC you created

Subnet

Select the public subnet you created

Auto-Assign Public IP

Disable

IAM Role:

None

Shutdown Behavior

Stop

Enable Termination Protection

N/A

Monitoring

N/A

Tenancy

Shared - Run a shared hardware instance

eth0

Select the public subnet you created; Auto-Assign (or any IP in that subnet)

eth1

Select the private subnet you created; Auto-Assign (or any IP in that subnet)

note icon

If you do not use trial VMs or custom VMs, you can skip adding eth1. You can add it back when the instance is stopped.

Adding storage

After configuring the Instance Details, click Next, Add Storage.

Adding tags

Do not configure anything on this page. Click Next, Configure Security Group. See Creating a security group.

Reviewing the instance launch

  1. Review the instance details, then click Launch to open the Create a New Key Pair dialog box.
  2. Enter a Key pair name.
  3. Click Download Key Pair and save the private key file.

    You can import an existing public key for remote access to the running instance.

  4. Click Launch Instances.
  5. After launching the instance, the next page shows that the FortiSandbox instance is running.

  6. Click View Instances to view the instance state.

    It takes several minutes for Status Checks to change from Initializing to 2/2 checks.

  7. When the instance is running, click the instance and enter a name. For example, FortiSandbox.

  8. Select the created instance and go to Actions > Instance Settings > Get Instance Screenshot to view the status of the launched instance.