You can deploy the Sophos Firewall virtual appliance in a VMware ESX or VMware ESXi environment.
The prerequisites are as follows:
- You must have VMware ESX or VMware ESXi 5.0 or later installed on a server that meets the minimum hardware requirements below.
- You must have vSphere Client (VMware management software) installed on a management device with network access to the server.
For instructions, go to the vSphere installation and setup guide.
Sophos Firewall goes into fail-safe mode if you don't meet the minimum requirements.
The system requirements are as follows:
|4 GB minimum
|16 GB minimum
|80 GB minimum
Configure the vCPU and vRAM based on the purchased license. Don't exceed the maximum number of vCPUs specified in the license.