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Last update: 2022-06-02

Microsoft Hyper-V

You can deploy the Sophos Firewall virtual appliance on the Microsoft Hyper-V platform.

Prerequisites

  • 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.
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, Sophos Firewall goes into fail-safe mode.

Note

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

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