You can deploy the Sophos Firewall virtual appliance on the Microsoft Hyper-V platform.
- Install Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 or 2016 on a server that meets the minimum hardware requirements in the table. For deployment, see the following:
- Install Hyper-V Manager (Hyper-V management software) on a management device that has network access to the server. See Hyper-V Manager.
|vRAM||4 GB minimum|
|Primary disk||16 GB minimum|
|Report disk||80 GB minimum|
If you don't meet the minimum requirements, 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.