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DPA server requirements

Updated: July 6, 2017

The following sections list minimum system requirements and recommendations for self-managed and hosted SolarWinds DPA servers.

Requirements for a self-managed DPA server

The CPU, RAM, and disk space requirements depend on the number of database instances you plan to monitor.

If you register VMware, increase the CPU and RAM requirements by 50%.

Hardware / Software 1 - 20 Monitored DB Instances 21 - 50 Monitored DB Instances 51 - 100 Monitored DB Instances 101 - 250 Monitored DB Instances*
CPUs 1 2 4 4
RAM dedicated to DPA 1 GB 2 GB 4 GB 8 GB
Disk space

2 GB minimum
4 GB recommended

Operating System
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Linux

    On Linux, you must install JRE 1.8.

  • Solaris

    If you install DPA on Solaris, Solaris 10 Update 9 (or Oracle 11) or later is required.

Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Character sets To support a multibyte language, the DPA server, repository, and monitored instances must be configured with the same character set.

* If you plan to monitor more than 250 database instances, consider using more than one DPA server and linking the servers together.

Requirements for an AWS DPA server

The minimum required AWS instance type for the DPA server AMI is m3.medium. Smaller instance types are not supported.

A m3.medium size instance can monitor 20 database instances. You might need a larger instance type to reliably monitor more than 20 database instances.

Requirements for an Azure DPA server

SolarWinds recommends two or more database throughput units (DTUs) per monitored database instance. See the Azure SQL Database DTU Calculator for more information.

The minimum required Azure tier is standard s0.

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