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FortiSandbox VM on Azure

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Optional: Using a custom VM on Azure

FortiSandbox Azure supports custom VMs. You can provide a VHD image of a custom VM and the FortiSandbox firmware can load the VM image and use it for sample analysis.

For information on setting up a custom VM on Azure, see the custom VM image section in the FortiSandbox Administration Guide to do the following:

  • Create a custom VHD image using virtualization software such as VirtualBox.
  • Prepare the OS installation package.
  • Install software and components on the custom VM image.
  • Set up the VM image environment.
To use a custom VM on Azure:
  1. Install the Azure local custom VMs with the CLI command: azure-vm-customized.
  2. On the FSA Azure web GUI, go to Virtual Machine > VM Images and update the Clone number.

    Clone number updated and applied

  3. In a new FSA CLI window, check the VM clone initialization using the diagnose-debug vminit command.

    The FSA Azure Dashboard shows a green indicator for Windows VM.

    Green indicator displays on FSA Azure Dashboard

Optional: Using a custom VM on Azure

FortiSandbox Azure supports custom VMs. You can provide a VHD image of a custom VM and the FortiSandbox firmware can load the VM image and use it for sample analysis.

For information on setting up a custom VM on Azure, see the custom VM image section in the FortiSandbox Administration Guide to do the following:

  • Create a custom VHD image using virtualization software such as VirtualBox.
  • Prepare the OS installation package.
  • Install software and components on the custom VM image.
  • Set up the VM image environment.
To use a custom VM on Azure:
  1. Install the Azure local custom VMs with the CLI command: azure-vm-customized.
  2. On the FSA Azure web GUI, go to Virtual Machine > VM Images and update the Clone number.

    Clone number updated and applied

  3. In a new FSA CLI window, check the VM clone initialization using the diagnose-debug vminit command.

    The FSA Azure Dashboard shows a green indicator for Windows VM.

    Green indicator displays on FSA Azure Dashboard