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Creating the virtual machine

You can create the virtual machine by executing the fdc-kvm.sh script in shell. You can also install it manually. This section describes how to manually create a virtual machine by installing it manually.

To create the virtual machine:
  1. Launch Virtual Machine Manager (virt-manager) on you KVM host server. The Virtual Machine Manager home page opens.

  2. From the toolbar, click Create a new virtual machine.

  3. Select Local install media, then click Forward.
  4. Enter the full path to extract the image.out.qcow2 file or click Browse.If you copied the file to /var/lib/libvirt/images, it will be shown on the right. If you saved it elsewhere on the server, select Browse Local to find it.
  5. Click Forward.
  6. Specify the amount of memory and the number of CPUs to allocate to this VM, then click Forward.

    A minimum of 8GB of memory and two CPUs are required for the VM. Fortinet recommends that the number of CPU cores be four more than the number of Deception VMs, and 3GB of RAM per Deception VM.

    1. Click Forward and set the name of your VM.
    2. Select Customize Configuration before install.
    3. Select the correct interface for the Network Selection field.

  7. Click Finish. The Virtual Machine Manager opens.

    Before powering on your FortiDeceptor VM, you must configure the CPUs to copy the host configuration. You must also add a local hard drive of at least 200GB and add at least two more network interfaces.

  8. In the Virtual Machine Manager, set the following options:
    1. From the list, select CPUs.
    2. Select the Copy host CPU configuration check box.
    3. Click Apply.

  9. Add a second hard drive:
    1. Click Add Hardware > Storage.

    2. Enter 200 or a larger number in the disk size field, then click Finish. Fortinet recommends making the virtual disk 1TB or larger.

      The disk is created and added to the hardware list as IDE Disk 2.

  10. Add more network interfaces:
    1. Click Add Hardware > Network.

    2. Edit the settings as required, then click Finish to create the interface.
    3. Repeat these steps to create a third interface.
    4. FortiDeceptor VM supports up to six network adapters. You can configure network adapters to connect to a virtual switch or to network adapters on the host computer.

  11. Click Begin Installation to create the VM.

    The FortiDeceptor VM is created and started. For information on configuring your FortiDeceptor VM, see Configuring initial settings.

Creating the virtual machine

You can create the virtual machine by executing the fdc-kvm.sh script in shell. You can also install it manually. This section describes how to manually create a virtual machine by installing it manually.

To create the virtual machine:
  1. Launch Virtual Machine Manager (virt-manager) on you KVM host server. The Virtual Machine Manager home page opens.

  2. From the toolbar, click Create a new virtual machine.

  3. Select Local install media, then click Forward.
  4. Enter the full path to extract the image.out.qcow2 file or click Browse.If you copied the file to /var/lib/libvirt/images, it will be shown on the right. If you saved it elsewhere on the server, select Browse Local to find it.
  5. Click Forward.
  6. Specify the amount of memory and the number of CPUs to allocate to this VM, then click Forward.

    A minimum of 8GB of memory and two CPUs are required for the VM. Fortinet recommends that the number of CPU cores be four more than the number of Deception VMs, and 3GB of RAM per Deception VM.

    1. Click Forward and set the name of your VM.
    2. Select Customize Configuration before install.
    3. Select the correct interface for the Network Selection field.

  7. Click Finish. The Virtual Machine Manager opens.

    Before powering on your FortiDeceptor VM, you must configure the CPUs to copy the host configuration. You must also add a local hard drive of at least 200GB and add at least two more network interfaces.

  8. In the Virtual Machine Manager, set the following options:
    1. From the list, select CPUs.
    2. Select the Copy host CPU configuration check box.
    3. Click Apply.

  9. Add a second hard drive:
    1. Click Add Hardware > Storage.

    2. Enter 200 or a larger number in the disk size field, then click Finish. Fortinet recommends making the virtual disk 1TB or larger.

      The disk is created and added to the hardware list as IDE Disk 2.

  10. Add more network interfaces:
    1. Click Add Hardware > Network.

    2. Edit the settings as required, then click Finish to create the interface.
    3. Repeat these steps to create a third interface.
    4. FortiDeceptor VM supports up to six network adapters. You can configure network adapters to connect to a virtual switch or to network adapters on the host computer.

  11. Click Begin Installation to create the VM.

    The FortiDeceptor VM is created and started. For information on configuring your FortiDeceptor VM, see Configuring initial settings.