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)
The SMA 8200v provides the following benefits:
No need to purchase and maintain hardware appliances, reducing hardware costs, power
consumption, and maintenance costs.
In a virtual environment, new virtual appliances can easily be commissioned and old ones can be
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.