Secure Mobile Access 12.4 ESXi Started Guide

Before You Begin

This Getting Started Guide contains instructions for deploying the SonicWall® SMA 8200v on your virtual infrastructure. The SMA 8200v is a virtual appliance that has nearly all the features and functionality of a SonicWall SMA or EX Series hardware appliance.

Feature supported on the SMA 8200v include:

  • FIPS Mode (vendor approved)
  • CMS

The SMA 8200v provides the following benefits:

  • Cost savings

    • No need to purchase and maintain hardware appliances, reducing hardware costs, power consumption, and maintenance costs.
  • Operational ease

    • In a virtual environment, new virtual appliances can easily be commissioned and old ones can be easily decommissioned.
    • Installation files are imported into the virtual environment with no need to run an installer.
    • Obtain high availability of your VPN using your virtual infrastructure’s high availability features.
  • Easy reallocation of resources
  • Strong security with the same operating system as the SMA-1000 series hardware-based appliances.

For more information, refer to the SMA 12.4 Administration Guide. This and other documents are available at:


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