How to start the lab, launch VM devices - Lab Access Basics ?

Modified on Wed, 18 Jan 2023 at 12:49 PM

    The moment you decide to start a new Lab from the Portal, you will connect to our Lab environment directly from your browser using your customer account.

Once you are authenticated, click on the selected Lab :

The Lab will then open in a new window, so ensure pop-ups are not blocked in your browser. Fortinet strongly recommends the usage of Google Chrome.

In the new window, your user interface will look like this :


To start the Lab, you need to click the "Click to start lab" button situated in the upper-left corner.

Once clicked, the system will ask you to confirm if you really want to start your session :


Note: once started, a Lab session cannot be paused, or stopped. You really have to attend until the end of the session!

Now your Lab is started, you can observe a bunch of Virtual Machines showing on the left panel :


They are the machines you are going to use according to the exercise guides. 

Eventually, if you need to end your session, click the lab drop-down then select End Session :

We recommend you review the following reference given below to fully understand the terminologies used in the lab guide, exercises, and the actual lab. The "Virtual Lab Basics" pdf will explain in details some of the above explanations in much more detail. You will find the resource in your current course page. 


If you still face difficulties to proceed, we recommend you raise a ticket at the support portal and provide screenshots of the browser with the error messages.

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