Each instance of the VM-Series firewall requires a minimum
resource allocation—number of CPUs, memory, and disk space, on its
host server. Use the table below to verify that you allocate the
necessary hardware resources for your VM-Series model or memory
You can enable Lite mode on the VM-50. Lite mode is an alternative
operating mode for environments where resources are limited. See VM-50 Lite Mode for more
To achieve the best performance, all of the needed cores
should be available on a single CPU socket.
For operation, the VM-50 firewall requires minimum 32GB
of hard drive space. However, because the VM-Series base image is
common to all models, you must allocate 60GB of hard drive space
until you license the VM-50.
The number of vCPUs assigned to the management plane and those
assigned to the dataplane differs depending on the total number
of vCPUs assigned to the VM-Series firewall. If you assign more
vCPUs than those officially supported by the license, any additional
vCPUs are assigned to the management plane.