Checking requirements

You must be familiar with VMware, Xenserver, Microsoft Hyper-V or Linux KVM virtual environments in order to deploy virtual Stormshield firewalls. The tables below set out all the technical requirements.

Requirements by virtual firewall model

Model

Module

Value

EVA1

RAM

HDD

vCPU

max = 2 GB

10 GB (2 GB swap)

max = 1

EVA2

RAM

HDD

vCPU

max = 3 GB

10 GB (2 GB swap)

max = 2

EVA3

RAM

HDD

vCPU

max = 6 GB

10 GB (2 GB swap)

max = 4

EVA4

RAM

HDD

vCPU

max = 8 GB

10 GB (2 GB swap)

max = 4

EVAU

RAM

HDD

vCPU

max = 64 GB

10 GB (4 GB swap)

max = 16

An EVA must have at least 1 GB of memory. You are advised to set the memory to at least 2 GB if you use the antivirus and sandboxing analysis features frequently.

IMPORTANT
Before reducing the amount of memory of an EVA in production, ensure that the new limits that will be applied to it are compatible with the existing configuration.

Requirements relating to the hypervisor

Number of interfaces represents the number of interfaces connected to the virtual machine.

  Version of the hypervisor Number of interfaces
VMware ESX/ESXi Version 6.0 and higher Min. 1 interface
Max. 10 interfaces
Citrix Xen Server Version 7.1 and higher Min. 1 interface
Max. 7 interfaces
Microsoft Hyper-V Windows Server 2012 and upwards Min. 1 interface
Max. 8 interfaces
Linux KVM Linux 7.4 and upwards Min. 1 interface
Max: depends on the Linux vendor chosen