XG Firewall v18: Which Hardware Models Are Supported?

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This article details which hardware models can upgrade to XG v18 and where a hardware refresh would be necessary to support an upgrade.

With the launch of XG Firewall v18 growing ever nearer, many of your customers will be planning for their software upgrade ahead of time, or maybe even considering a migration to XG from another firewall platform.

We will detail here which hardware models can upgrade to XG v18 and where a hardware refresh would be necessary to support an upgrade.

The good news is that all current and previous XG and SG Series hardware models with at least 4 GB of RAM can upgrade – a valid license is also necessary, of course. The XG 86 and 106 models were previously introduced specifically to address this requirement.

 

Restrictions for Previous Revisions

Any model with less than 4 GB cannot upgrade to v18.

 

XG v18 and Beyond Hardware Support Policy

This graphic provides an overview of the planned support policy.

  • Any model which is not supported in v18 will continue to be supported on v17.5
  • Any model which is only supported up to v18, e.g. older XG/SG revisions, can remain on v18 and will continue to receive support in line with our overall support policy

A complete overview of all models can be found at the bottom of this post.

XG v18 Hardware Support

Note: *Models with less than 4 GB are not supported in v18.

 

Determining the Revision Number of an Appliance

Customers may not know which revision they’re currently on.

  • The revision number appears on the silver label which can usually be found on the underside of the appliance (near the manufacture date) but that may not be accessible if the hardware is mounted in a rack.
  • You can also determine the revision number from the serial number. This is explained in this Knowledge Base article: https://community.sophos.com/kb/en-us/118143

 

 

Model by Model Overview of XG v18 Support

The following tables show a model by model view of the XG/SFOS hardware support policy for both current and previous XG and SG Series hardware.

 

XG Series

Current XG Series

XG/SFOS Version Support

Model Revision

v17.5x

v18

v18.5+

XG 86/86w 1 green check mark green check mark green check mark
XG 106/106w 1 green check mark green check mark green check mark
XG 115/115w 3 green check mark green check mark green check mark
XG 125/125w 3 green check mark green check mark green check mark
XG 135/135w 3 green check mark green check mark green check mark
XG 210 3 green check mark green check mark green check mark
XG 230 2 green check mark green check mark green check mark
XG 310 2 green check mark green check mark green check mark
XG 330 2 green check mark green check mark green check mark
XG 430 2 green check mark green check mark green check mark
XG 450 2 green check mark green check mark green check mark
XG 550 2 green check mark green check mark green check mark
XG 650 2 green check mark green check mark green check mark
XG 750 2 green check mark green check mark green check mark

 

Previous XG Series

XG/SFOS Version Support

Model Revision

v17.5x

v18

v18.5+

XG 85/85w* 1, 3 green check mark red x red x
XG 105/105w* 2, 3 green check mark red x red x
XG 115/115w 2 green check mark green check mark red x
XG 125/125w 2 green check mark green check mark red x
XG 135/135w 2 green check mark green check mark red x
XG 210 2 green check mark green check mark red x
XG 230 1 green check mark green check mark red x
XG 310 1 green check mark green check mark red x
XG 330 1 green check mark green check mark red x
XG 430 1 green check mark green check mark red x
XG 450 1 green check mark green check mark red x
XG 550 1 green check mark green check mark red x
XG 650 1 green check mark green check mark red x
XG 750 1 green check mark green check mark red x

 

SG Series (after migration to XG Firewall/SFOS)

Current SG Series XG/SFOS Version Support
Model Revision v17.5x v18 v18.5+
SG 105/105w* 3 green check mark red x red x
SG 115/115w 3 green check mark green check mark green check mark
SG 125/125w 3 green check mark green check mark green check mark
SG 135/135w 3 green check mark green check mark green check mark
SG 210 3 green check mark green check mark green check mark
SG 230 2 green check mark green check mark green check mark
SG 310 2 green check mark green check mark green check mark
SG 330 2 green check mark green check mark green check mark
SG 430 2 green check mark green check mark green check mark
SG 450 2 green check mark green check mark green check mark
SG 550 2 green check mark green check mark green check mark
SG 650 2 green check mark green check mark green check mark

 

Previous SG Series XG/SFOS Version Support
Model Revision v17.5x v18 v18.5+
SG 105/105w* 1, 2 green check mark red x red x
SG 115/115w 1, 2 green check mark green check mark red x
SG 125/125w 1, 2 green check mark green check mark red x
SG 135/135w 1, 2 green check mark green check mark red x
SG 210 1, 2 green check mark green check mark red x
SG 230 1 green check mark green check mark red x
SG 310 1 green check mark green check mark red x
SG 330 1 green check mark green check mark red x
SG 430 1 green check mark green check mark red x
SG 450 1 green check mark green check mark red x
SG 550 1 green check mark green check mark red x
SG 650 1 green check mark green check mark red x

* Model has less than 4 GB RAM