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IP Address Manager 4.3.2 system requirements

Created by Karen Valdellon, last modified by Caroline Juszczak on Aug 22, 2016

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Updated August 19, 2016

General installation requirements

SolarWinds recommends installing your Orion product on its own server, with the IPAM database hosted separately, on its own SQL Server. Installations of multiple IPAM servers using the same database are not supported.

Hardware requirements

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

Hardware requirements are listed by Orion license level.

Hardware

IP1000, or IP4000

IP16000

IPLX

CPU Speed

2.0 GHz

2.4 GHz

3.0 GHz

Dual processor, dual core is recommended.

Hard Drive Space

2 GB

5 GB

20 GB

Note: A RAID 1 drive for server operating system, IPAM installation,  and tempdb files is recommended. The installer needs 1GB on the drive where temporary Windows system or user variables are stored. Per Windows standards, some common files may need to be installed on the same drive as your server operating system.

Memory

3 GB

4 GB

4 GB

Application Ports

161/SNMP and 443/SNMP. VMware ESX/ESXi Servers are polled on 443.

17777/TCP open for Orion module traffic

17778/ HTTPS open to access the SolarWinds Information Service API

Software requirements

The following table lists minimum software requirements and recommendations for your server.

Software

Requirements

Operating System

  • Windows Server 2008, 2008 SP2, 2008 R2 and 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2

IIS must be installed, and Windows 2012. SolarWinds recommends that IPAM administrators have local administrator privileges to ensure full functionality of local Orion tools. Accounts limited to use of the IPAM Web Console do not require administrator privileges.

SolarWinds does not support production installations of Orion products on Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 systems.

Web Server

Microsoft IIS, version 6.0 and higher, in 32‑bit mode.

DNS specifications require that hostnames 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.

SolarWinds neither recommends nor supports the installation of any Orion IPAM product on the same server or using the same database server as a Research in Motion (RIM) Blackberry server.

.NET Framework

Version 3.5. or 4.0 .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 is recommended.

SNMP Trap Services

Windows operating system management and monitoring tools component

Web Console Browser

Microsoft Internet Explorer version 8 or later with Active scripting.

Firefox 3.0 or later (Toolset Integration is not supported on Firefox).

Chrome 42 and 43

Big line SQL Database requirements

The Orion Installation Wizard installs the following required x86 components if they are not found on your Orion database server:

  • SQL Server System Common Language Runtime (CLR) Types. Orion products use secure SQL CLR stored procedures for selected, non-business data operations to improve overall performance.
  • Microsoft SQL Server Native Client
  • Microsoft SQL Server Management Objects

Requirements for virtual machines and servers

Orion installations on VMware Virtual Machines and Microsoft Virtual Servers are fully supported if the following minimum configuration requirements are met for each virtual machine.

SolarWinds strongly recommends that you maintain your SQL Server database on a separate physical server.

Virtual Machine configuration

IPAM Requirements by License Level

   

IP1000, or IP4000

IP16000

IPLX

CPU Speed

2.0 GHz

2.4 GHz

3.0 GHz

Allocated

Hard Drive Space

2GB

5GB

20GB

Due to intense I/O requirements, SQL Server should be hosted on a separate physical server configured as RAID 1+0. RAID 5 is not recommended for the SQL Server hard drive.

Memory

3 GB

4 GB

4 GB

Network Interface

Each virtual machine on which IPAM is installed should have its own, dedicated network interface card.

Since Orion uses SNMP to monitor your network, if you are unable to dedicate a network interface card to your Orion server, you may experience gaps in monitoring data due to the low priority generally assigned to SNMP traffic.

Requirements for the Orion Database Server (SQL Server)

The following table lists software and hardware requirements for your Orion database server.

Requirements

IP1000, or IP4000

IP16000

IPLX

SQL Server

SQL Server 2005 SP3 Express, Standard, or Enterprise

SQL Server 2005 SP4 Express, Standard, or Enterprise

SQL 2008 without SP, 2008 SP1, 2008 SP2, 2008 SP3 Express, Standard, or Enterprise

SQL 2008 R2 without SP, 2008 R2 SP1, 2008 R2 SP2 Express, Standard, or Enterprise

SQL Server 2012 SP1, 2012 SP2 Express, Standard, or Enterprise

SQL Server 2014 Express, Standard, or Enterprise

Notes:

  • SQL Server 2005 SP3 must upgrade to SP4 or SQL 2008 as it will be dropped in next release.
  • Due to latency effects, SolarWinds does not recommend installing your SQL Server and your IPAM server or additional polling engine in different locations across a WAN. For more information, see SolarWinds Knowledge Base article: Install SolarWinds software and SolarWinds database (SQL Server) across a WAN.
  • Either mixed-mode or SQL authentication must be supported.
  • If you are managing your Orion database, SolarWinds recommends you install the SQL Server Management Studio component.
  • If your Orion IPAM product installs SQL Server System CLR Types, a manual restart of the SQL Server service for your Orion database is required.
  • Use the following database select statement to check your SQL Server version, service pack or release level, and edition:

    select SERVERPROPERTY ('productversion'), SERVERPROPERTY ('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

CPU Speed

2.0 GHz

2.4 GHz

3.0 GHz

Hard Drive Space

2 GB

5 GB

20 GB

Due to intense I/O requirements, a RAID 1+0 drive is strongly recommended the SQL Server database and Orion data and log files. RAID 5 is not recommended for the SQL Server hard drive. The Orion installer needs at least 1GB on the drive where temporary Windows system or user variables are stored. Per Windows standards, some common files may need to be installed on drive as your server operating system.

Memory

2 GB

3 GB

4 GB

SolarWinds recommends additional RAM, up to 8 GB, for Orion IPAM installations including more than 1000 monitors.

The Configuration Wizard installs the following required x86 components if they are not found on your Orion database server:

  • SQL Server System Common Language Runtime (CLR) Types. Orion products use secure SQL CLR stored procedures for selected, non-business data operations to improve overall performance.
  • Microsoft SQL Server Native Client
  • Microsoft SQL Server Management Objects

 

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