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IPAM installation requirements

Created by Nanette.Neal, last modified by Su-Lyn Rosenberry on Nov 21, 2016

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IPAM can be installed as a standalone product or as a module to Network Performance Monitor (NPM).

The module scenario above requires a minimum version of NPM 11.0.1

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.


IP1000, or IP4000



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.


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.



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

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12:34, 21 Nov 2016