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Requirements

Hi everyone

I installed my Sophos Home on a Mini-PC but it does not shows my NICs up. 

specs

  • Intel Celeron J4125
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 256 GB SSD
  • 4x 2.5 GBps LAN (i226-V)

Any idea what can solve my problem? 

Thx



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  • Hi D-B-R,

    Thank you for reaching out to Sophos Community.

    Have you tried to use any how-to videos, documentation, Sophos Assistant, or KBA to try to check the issue?

    You need 2 NICs, not intel i219 or i225/226 series. 

    You may see a reference with the following post and KB

    Erick Jan
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  • As told above, Sophos does not natively support your NICs.

    What you can do is to install Proxmox on the device and install Sophos as a virtual machine on top of that. Proxmox does support the i226 nics and with 8 GB RAM you have enough to still give 6GB to your firewall which is the max for a home license.


    Managing several Sophos firewalls both at work and at some home locations, dedicated to continuously improve IT-security and feeling well helping others with their IT-security challenges.

  • Hi,

    As I have expressed in another thread about the same mini-pc, I would be concerned about the j4125 being able to provide a 4 core XG as well as run the Proxmox VM environment. The j4125 is a 4 core 4 thread maximum CPU of 2ghz capable of bursting to 2.7ghz. 

    Ian

    XG115W - v20.0.1 MR-1 - Home

    XG on VM 8 - v20 GA

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  • Hi

    To be honest I don't want to setup the FW in a VM. I want to install it on a bare metall to avoid some possible issues and to keept the setup uncomplex.

  • Hi,

    very few motherboards come with the non EUFI boot feature anymore.

    You would need to look at a small motherboard where you can add your own NICs or buy an old XG unit from the internet and then instal the home licence on it.

    Ian

    XG115W - v20.0.1 MR-1 - Home

    XG on VM 8 - v20 GA

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  • Hi again

    I found now a MINI-PC with the following specs:

    • Intel Atom E3940
    • 8GB RAM
    • 125GB SSD
    • 2 nics i211

    is this hardware supported and enough for the Sophos XG Home?

  • Hi,

    assuming the bios is not UEFI it will work fine. The GUI will be slow but that will not affect the firewall functions.

    Ian

    XG115W - v20.0.1 MR-1 - Home

    XG on VM 8 - v20 GA

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