VM-Series System Requirements

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.
VM-Series Model
Supported Hypervisors
Supported vCPUs
Minimum Memory
Minimum Hard Drive
VM-50
ESXi, Hyper-V, KVM
2
  • 5.5GB
  • 4.5GB in Lite mode
32GB (60GB at boot)
VM-100
VM-200
AWS, Azure, ESXi, Google Cloud Platform, Hyper-V, KVM, NSX-V, OCI, Alibaba Cloud, Cisco ACI, Cisco CSP, Cisco ENCS
NSX-T (VM-100)
2
6.5GB
60GB
VM-300
VM-1000-HV
AWS, Azure, ESXi, Google Cloud Platform, Hyper-V, KVM, NSX-V, OCI, Alibaba Cloud, Cisco ACI, Cisco CSP, Cisco ENCS, NSX-T (VM-300)
2, 4
9GB
60GB
VM-500
AWS, Azure, ESXi, Google Cloud Platform, Hyper-V, KVM, NSX-V, OCI, Alibaba Cloud, Cisco ACI, Cisco CSP, NSX
-T
2, 4, 8
16GB
60GB
VM-700
AWS, Azure, ESXi, Google Cloud Platform, Hyper-V, KVM, OCI, Alibaba Cloud, Cisco ACI, Cisco CSP, NSX-T
2, 4, 8, 16
56GB
60GB
You can enable Lite mode on the VM-50. Lite mode is an alternative operating mode for environments where resources are limited. For more information about Lite mode, see VM-50 Lite Mode.
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.
Total vCPUs
Management Plane vCPUs
Dataplane vCPUs
2
1
1
4
2
2
8
2
6
16
4
12

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