SOLUTIONS / HYPERVISOR

Plenty of power to virtualize.

Protectli hypervisor

Run your favorite hypervisor on robust & compact hardware

Running a hypervisor like XCP-ng, Citrix Hypervisor, ESXi, Proxmox, or others requires trustworthy & performant hardware and flexibility.

The Vault allows for easy deployment thanks to its compact form factor, plus its fanless design lets you run it in your living room. A few more reasons to run your hypervisor on the Vault:

  • 6 network ports let you assign dedicated network resources to individual virtual machines or containers.
  • Configure your Vault with the i5 Intel CPU and up to 64GB RAM for your resource hungry VM’s and containers
  • Room in the chassis for a 2.5″ drive (up to 5TB of internal storage).

The Key Considerations

Once you’ve picked your hypervisor, the supporting hardware to run it on must be able to handle your workloads without slowdowns or other bottlenecks.  

When choosing the best hardware for virtualization, you need to start with the memory and computing resources. How many VMs are you looking to run and how resource-intensive do you expect them to be? How much direct attached storage do you need?  With the Vault, we recommend selecting one of the 6-Port units for virtualization.

Protectli Firewall 6-Port

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A strong hardware platform to virtualize on.

Meet: The Vault

When choosing the right Vault to run your hypervisor on, we recommend starting with our Buyer’s Guide. We typically recommend going with either the FW6B or FW6C, and remember that selecting sufficient memory is crucial. 

The Vault is compact, 100% silent and built on reliable components: Intel CPUs & NICs, SSDs throughout, and up to 64GB RAM. Every Vault can be custom-configured and is available as 2-Port, 4-Port and 6-Port models.

  • 6-Port Vault

    6-Port Vault

  • 4-Port Vault

    4-Port Vault

  • 2-Port Vault

    2-Port Vault

Picking your hypervisor

All Vaults are OS agnostic and support a wide variety of software distributions.  Want to run Windows Server with Hyper-V?  Sure.  Want to roll your Linux with KVM?  We can do that.  Partial to XCP-ng.  We personally run XCP-ng on our Vaults at home and you should also!

Popular virtualization software that has been tested on the Vault include XCP-ng, antMan from Antsle, Proxmox, ESXi*, and Unraid.

Protectli Vault - tested software

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Protectli Vault – 2 Port

2 Port Vault - Protectli Firewall

Protectli Vault – 4 Port

4 Port Vault - Protectli Firewall

Protectli Vault – 6 Port

6 Port Vault - Protectli Firewall
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