You can deploy the Sophos Firewall virtual appliance in a VMware ESX or VMware ESXi environment.
- Install VMware ESX or VMware ESXi 5.0 or later on a server that meets the minimum hardware requirements below.
- Install vSphere Client (VMware management software) on a management device that has network access to the server.
For instructions, go to the vSphere installation and setup guide.
|vRAM||4 GB minimum|
|Primary disk||16 GB minimum|
|Report disk||80 GB minimum|
If you don't meet the minimum requirements for new installations of SFOS 18.0, or if you're migrating from an earlier version, Sophos Firewall goes into fail-safe mode.
Configure the vCPU and vRAM based on the purchased license. Don't exceed the maximum number of vCPUs specified in the license.