System Requirements on Hyper-V

The VM-Series requires a minimum resource allocation on the Hyper-V host, so make sure to conform to the requirements listed below to ensure optimal performance.
  • The host CPU must be a 64-bit x86-based Intel or AMD CPU with virtualization extension.
  • See VM-Series System Requirements for the minimum hardware requirements for your VM-Series model.
  • Minimum of two network adapters. The VM-Series firewall supports synthetic network adapters, which provide better performance than emulated network adapters. Hyper-V supports up to eight synthetic network adapters.
  • Refer to the Compatibility matrix for the Windows Server versions supported.
    Hyper-V Server does not have a native graphical user interface; all configuration is done through PowerShell. However, you can use Hyper-V Manager running on a remote machine to manage the firewall.If you use the Hyper-V role add-on, you can manage the firewall using Hyper-V Manager or PowerShell.
  • The VM-Series firewall does not support Legacy Network Adapter or SR-IOV/PCI-Passthrough.

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