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Configuring hardware settings

Before powering on your FortiDeceptor VM, you must configure the virtual memory, virtual CPU, and virtual disk.

To configure hardware settings:
  1. In the vSphere Client, right-click on the FortiDeceptor VM in the left pane, and select Edit Settings to open the Virtual Machine Properties window.
  2. Select Memory from the Hardware list, then adjust the Memory Size as required. 3GB of RAM per Deception VM is recommended.

  3. Select CPUs from the Hardware list, then adjust the Number of virtual sockets and Number of cores per socket as required.

    If you need to change the vCPUs after the initial boot, power off FortiDeceptor VM. Fortinet recommends that the number of vCPUs be four more than the number of Deception VMs.

  4. Select Hard disk 2, the data disk, from the Hardware list, and configure it as required. Fortinet recommends making the virtual disk 1TB or larger. Hard disk 1 should not be edited.

  5. From the Hardware list, select a network adapter, then adjust the virtual network mapping as required by your network configuration. To use sniffer mode, promiscuous mode must be enabled on a port.

    By default, six bridging virtual network adapters are created and automatically mapped to a port group on a virtual switch (vSwitch) in the virtual server. Each of the network adapters can be used by one of the six network interfaces in the FortiDeceptor VM. The default mappings are appropriate when each of the host's guest virtual machines have their own IP address on your network.

  6. Select OK to apply your changes.

Configuring hardware settings

Before powering on your FortiDeceptor VM, you must configure the virtual memory, virtual CPU, and virtual disk.

To configure hardware settings:
  1. In the vSphere Client, right-click on the FortiDeceptor VM in the left pane, and select Edit Settings to open the Virtual Machine Properties window.
  2. Select Memory from the Hardware list, then adjust the Memory Size as required. 3GB of RAM per Deception VM is recommended.

  3. Select CPUs from the Hardware list, then adjust the Number of virtual sockets and Number of cores per socket as required.

    If you need to change the vCPUs after the initial boot, power off FortiDeceptor VM. Fortinet recommends that the number of vCPUs be four more than the number of Deception VMs.

  4. Select Hard disk 2, the data disk, from the Hardware list, and configure it as required. Fortinet recommends making the virtual disk 1TB or larger. Hard disk 1 should not be edited.

  5. From the Hardware list, select a network adapter, then adjust the virtual network mapping as required by your network configuration. To use sniffer mode, promiscuous mode must be enabled on a port.

    By default, six bridging virtual network adapters are created and automatically mapped to a port group on a virtual switch (vSwitch) in the virtual server. Each of the network adapters can be used by one of the six network interfaces in the FortiDeceptor VM. The default mappings are appropriate when each of the host's guest virtual machines have their own IP address on your network.

  6. Select OK to apply your changes.