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Home > Success Center > Firewall Security Manager (FSM) > Firewall Security Manager 6.6.7 system requirements

Firewall Security Manager 6.6.7 system requirements

Updated August 24, 2016

Hardware requirements

The following table provides the minimum hardware requirements and recommendations for SolarWinds FSM.

Hardware Requirements
CPU speed

Pentium 2 GHz equivalent or faster (x86, x64, or AMD64)

Dual-Core processors are recommended


2 GB RAM for 32-bit installations

4 GB RAM for 64-bit installations

8 GB or more is recommended for 64-bit installations

Hard drive space

1 GB

10 GB of temp space

50 GB of temp space for large firewall configurations

50 GB of temp space for the Usage Analysis task

Software requirements

The following table lists minimum software requirements and recommendations for SolarWinds FSM.

Hardware Requirements
Operating system

Install FSM on a 32- or 64-bit computer running any of the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2008 or later (including SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 or later (including SP1)
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 7 (clients only)
  • Windows 8 (clients only)
Internet browser (Change Advisor Web Console)

The FSM Change Advisor Web Console is compatible with the following Internet browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 9 and later
  • Mozilla Firefox versions 14 and later
  • Google Chrome versions 20 and later
  • Apple Safari Mobile

Note: SolarWinds does not support administrative functions for the FSM Change Advisor Web Console on Apple Safari Mobile.

Adobe Acrobat Reader Version 6.0 or later
Microsoft Excel Microsoft Office 2007 or later

Port requirements

FSM uses the following ports for communication:

  • 3050 (TCP) for access to the shared database
  • 4568 (TCP) for License Manager
  • 45680 (TCP) for License Manager
  • 8080 (TCP) for access to the Change Advisor web server
  • 48080 (TCP) for access to the Change Advisor web server (express install only)
  • 17778 (TCP) for access to a SolarWinds NCM server if you are using one to import device configurations into FSM

Note: All ports except for the NCM port are fully configurable in the licensed version of this product.

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