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The following table lists software requirements and recommendations for a SolarWinds installation on both physical and virtual computers.

Software Requirements
Operating system

End-of-support notice: Orion Platform 2018.4 products are no longer compatible with Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2. To use the new features introduced in Orion Platform 2018.4, upgrade your environment at your earliest convenience.

  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016

Desktop operating systems, such as Windows 10, 64-bit (not Standard Edition), are supported for evaluation environments only. To make a smooth transition from your evaluation to production deployment, SolarWinds recommends that you avoid installing evaluations on desktop operating systems.

Support differences between Orion Agents and Orion Platform products

  • You cannot install Orion Platform products on domain controllers. Exception: You can install Orion Agents on domain controllers.
  • You cannot install Orion Platform products or any scalability engines on Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Exchange, or BlackBerry servers. Exception: You can install Orion Agents on the same server as a Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Exchange or Research in Motion (RIM) Blackberry server.
Operating system languages
  • English (UK or US)
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Simplified Chinese

IP address version



Dual stack

CIDR notation is not supported for IPv6 addresses.

Web server

If you are not using Windows Authentication, make sure the Anonymous Authentication is enabled for the SolarWinds NetPerfMon website. Anonymous Authentication is used with the default forms-based authentication.

IIS is installed by the SolarWinds installer. You can install this software manually to reduce your installation time.

.NET Framework

.NET 4.6.2 or later

Run the same version of. NET on your primary server and any Additional Polling Engines or Additional Web Servers in the environment.


If you are using the Syslog or SNMP Traps feature of the Orion Platform, make sure the following services are running after installation is complete to collect syslog messages and traps:

  • SolarWinds Syslog Service
  • SolarWinds Trap Service

Web console browser

Orion Platform products support two most recent versions of the following web browsers available at the release date:

  • Firefox
  • Chrome 

Orion Platform products also support the following browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 with Active scripting

    Do not enable Enterprise Mode on Internet Explorer. This setting forces Internet Explorer to emulate version 7, which is not supported.

  • Microsoft Edge


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