Sophos XG Virtual Appliance Firewall Deployment – Step by Step Guide

  1. Download the XG Appliance OVF/OVA files from Sophos
  2. In vSphere, Right-Click on the Cluster or Host where you want to deploy the virtual appliance and select Deploy OVF Template

  3. Click Local FileBrowse. Select the .ovf file and the .vmdk disk files and Open

  4. Give the VM a name and select the Datacenter in which to deploy the Virtual Appliance

  5. Select the Host or Cluster in which to deploy the appliance

  6. Review Storage Details

  7. Select the Virtual Network you want assigned to the LAN interface. (You will configure WAN later)

  8. Review Settings and click Finish

  9. Login to the LAN interface using https://172.16.16.16:4444 (make sure your computer or device you are logging in from has an IP on the 172.16.16.0 network. Provide a new Admin password

  10. If your ISP does not provide an IP via DHCP, manually enter the IP parameters.

  11. Review finalized settings and Continue

  12. The firewall will apply configs and reboot a few times. (Takes 5 mins). Login to the firewall at the same https://172.16.16.16:4444 with the new password you yet.

  13. Finally, you can configure the firewall and change LAN IP, etc once logged in.