Prior to deploying the FortiDeceptor VM, the VM platform must be installed and configured so that it is ready to create virtual machines. The installation instructions for FortiDeceptor VM presume that you are familiar with the management software and terminology of your VM platform.
You might also need to refer to the documentation provided with your VM server.The deployment information in this guide is provided as an example because, for any particular VM server, there are multiple ways of creating a virtual machine - command line tools, APIs, alternative graphical user interface tools.
Before you start your FortiDeceptor VM appliance for the first time, you might need to adjust virtual disk sizes, networking settings, and CPU configuration. The first time you start FortiDeceptor VM, you will have access only through the console window of your VM server environment. After you configure one network interface with an IP address and administrative access, you can access the FortiDeceptor VM GUI (see Enabling GUI access).