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EOC 1.6.3 system requirements

Created by Aileen de Lara_ret, last modified by Anthony.Rinaldi_ret on Dec 15, 2016

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Updated August 9, 2016 ​

Supports: EOC 1.6.3

Important: These system requirements define the minimum requirements for all products on Orion Platform 2016.1. Products may have different requirements, such as OS or memory, and may differ per license level.

For additional information on requirements and configurations, see the Orion Common Components Guide. You should also review your product administration guides and release notes for the exact product requirements beyond these minimums.

We also recommend reviewing the EOC 1.6.3 Release Notes.

Hardware requirements

The following table lists minimum hardware requirements and recommendations for your Orion system.


Hardware requirements are listed by SolarWinds NPM license level.


CPU Speed

3.0 GHz
Memory 2 GB
Hard Drive Space  750 MB

Software requirements

The following table lists minimum software requirements and recommendations for a SolarWinds EOC installation.

These minimum requirements are for the Orion Platform. Products that run on the Orion Platform may have different requirements, such as different OS or memory requirements. Consult your product-specific documentation for those exact requirements.

  • Beginning with Orion Platform 2016.1, you can only install on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, 2012, and 2012 R2.
  • SolarWinds does not support installing SolarWinds products on domain controllers.
  • SolarWinds neither recommends nor supports the installation of any Orion product on the same server or using the same database server as a Research in Motion (RIM) Blackberry server.


Operating System 32-bit or 64-bit Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 (including R2), or Windows Server 2012 (including R2).
Web Server Microsoft IIS 6.0 or later. DNS specifications require that host names be composed of alphanumeric characters (A-Z, 0-9), the minus sign (-), and periods (.). Underscore characters (_) are not allowed. For more information, see RFC 952.
.NET Framework Version 4.0 or later
Network Speed 100 Mbit/s between SolarWinds EOC and SQL Server

Orion SQL database requirements

Your product and your SolarWinds Orion database should use separate servers.

Multiple Orion server installations using the same database are not supported.

The following table lists software and hardware requirements for your SolarWinds Orion database server using SolarWinds EOC license levels as a reference.


SQL Server

SolarWinds Enterprise Operations Console supports the following versions, with latest service packs:

  • SQL Server 2005 Express, Standard, or Enterprise
  • SQL Server 2008 Express, Standard, or Enterprise
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Express, Standard or Enterprise
  • SQL Server 2012 SP1 Express, Standard or Enterprise


  • Either mixed-mode or SQL authentication must be supported
  • .NET is not required if your database is on a separate server.
  • Use the following database select statement to check your SQL Server version, select pack or release level, and edition:

Select SERVERPROPERTY (‘productversion’), SERVERPROPETY (‘productlevel’), SERVERPROPERTY (‘edition’)

SQL Server Collation

English with collation setting SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_ CI_AS

English with collation setting SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_ CS_AS

German with collation setting German_PhoneBook_CI_AS

Japanese with collation setting Japanese_CI_AS

Simplified Chinese with collation setting Chinese_PRC_ CI_AS

SQL Server Memory SolarWinds recommends a minimum of 4GB of RAM

Server port requirements

Port Protocol Service or Process Direction Component Encryption Description
80 TCP IIS (w3wp.exe) Bidirectional Website No HTTP default for the Orion Web Console
443 TCP IIS (w3wp.exe) Bidirectional Website SSL/TLC HTTPS default for the Orion Web Console
17777 TCP SolarWinds Information Service Bidirectional SWIS Certificate (SHA) Used for the SolarWinds Information Service (SWIS) protocol
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