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VMWare ESXi Cookbook

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About FortiAnalyzer on VMware ESXi

This document provides information about deploying a FortiAnalyzer virtual appliance in VMware VSphere Hypervisor (ESX/ESCi) and VMware vSphere Client environments.

This includes how to configure the virtual appliance's virtual hardware settings. This guide presumes that the reader has a thorough understanding of virtualization servers.

This document does not cover configuring and operating the virtual appliance after successfully installing and starting it. For that information, see the FortiAnalyzer Administration Guide.

Licensing

Fortinet offers the FortiAnalyzer-VM in a stackable license model. With this model, you can expand your VM solution as your environment expands. Virtual appliance licenses are perpetual and never expire.

For information on purchasing a FortiAnalyzer-VM license, contact your Fortinet-authorized reseller, or visit How To Buy.

When configuring your FortiAnalyzer-VM, ensure that you configure hardware settings as the following table outlines and consider future expansion. Contact your Fortinet-authorized reseller for more information.

 

GB / Day of logs

Storage capacity

VM-BASE

1

500 GB

VM-GB1

+1

+500 GB

VM-GB5

+5

+3 TB

VM-GB25

+25

+10 TB

VM-GB100

+100

+24 TB

VM-GB500

+500

+48 TB

VM-GB2000

+2000

+100 TB

See Minimum system requirements and the FortiAnalyzer product datasheet.

Evaluation license

FortiAnalyzer-VM includes a free full-featured 15-day trial license. You do not need to activate the built-in evaluation license.

The trial period begins the first time you start the FortiAnalyzer-VM. When the trial expires, all functionality is disabled until you upload a license file.

The 15-day evaluation does not include technical support.

Contact your Fortinet-authorized reseller to request a full 60-day evaluation license.

About FortiAnalyzer on VMware ESXi

This document provides information about deploying a FortiAnalyzer virtual appliance in VMware VSphere Hypervisor (ESX/ESCi) and VMware vSphere Client environments.

This includes how to configure the virtual appliance's virtual hardware settings. This guide presumes that the reader has a thorough understanding of virtualization servers.

This document does not cover configuring and operating the virtual appliance after successfully installing and starting it. For that information, see the FortiAnalyzer Administration Guide.

Licensing

Fortinet offers the FortiAnalyzer-VM in a stackable license model. With this model, you can expand your VM solution as your environment expands. Virtual appliance licenses are perpetual and never expire.

For information on purchasing a FortiAnalyzer-VM license, contact your Fortinet-authorized reseller, or visit How To Buy.

When configuring your FortiAnalyzer-VM, ensure that you configure hardware settings as the following table outlines and consider future expansion. Contact your Fortinet-authorized reseller for more information.

 

GB / Day of logs

Storage capacity

VM-BASE

1

500 GB

VM-GB1

+1

+500 GB

VM-GB5

+5

+3 TB

VM-GB25

+25

+10 TB

VM-GB100

+100

+24 TB

VM-GB500

+500

+48 TB

VM-GB2000

+2000

+100 TB

See Minimum system requirements and the FortiAnalyzer product datasheet.

Evaluation license

FortiAnalyzer-VM includes a free full-featured 15-day trial license. You do not need to activate the built-in evaluation license.

The trial period begins the first time you start the FortiAnalyzer-VM. When the trial expires, all functionality is disabled until you upload a license file.

The 15-day evaluation does not include technical support.

Contact your Fortinet-authorized reseller to request a full 60-day evaluation license.