This article provides information that relates to the virtualization platforms supported by the Sophos UTM line of products. Supported platforms are those that have been tested and approved by our review teams.
The following sections are covered:
Applies to the following Sophos product Sophos UTM Software Appliance v9.0
Virtual appliances provide the same functionality as the standard UTM hardware platform. You can install UTM v9 within the following virtual environments:
All supported VM platforms undergo QA testing to ensure installation from ISO image and proper operation. UTM performance in a VM environment can vary widely due to various hardware differences, allocated resources, type of storage, etc.
If you experience problems installing the UTM on a KVM, try the following steps:
Sophos offers IaaS platform VM images on Amazon Web Service (AWS). The Sophos UTM is available as an Amazon Machine Images (AMI) in the AWS market place. See, Sophos Security for AWS.
Alternatively, you can install an ISO image on your EC2 Linux instance. From the Amazon marketplace, you can directly deploy Sophos UTM as BYOL (bring your own Sophos License) or with Amazon hourly billing (Amazon CloudFormation, EC2, and EBS are required).
NOTE: The AWS AMI hypervisor is based on Xen.
Sophos no longer provides preconfigured images for VMware or any other hypervisor, as it is not possible to provide a preconfigured image that fits all possible needs. However, you can easily create a custom UTM virtual machine by doing the following:
Other virtualization platforms should work flawlessly with the UTM, and their use is not inhibited by Sophos. However, as they are not officially supported, compatibility issues may arise in various areas of use (such as networking).
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