VMware

You can deploy the Sophos Firewall virtual appliance in a VMware ESX or VMware ESXi environment.

Prerequisites

  • 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.

Table 1. Minimum hardware requirements

Hardware

Specification

vCPU

1

vRAM

4 GB minimum

vNIC

2

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.

Warning Configure the vCPU and vRAM based on the purchased license. Don't exceed the maximum number of vCPUs specified in the license.