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NPM hardware requirements

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The following table lists minimum hardware requirements and recommendations for your SolarWinds server on both physical and virtual computers.

Use the minimum hardware configuration if you are evaluating the product or do not anticipate heavy usage.

SolarWinds strongly suggests using the recommended hardware configuration to avoid potential performance issues caused by a heavy load or custom configurations such as increased data retentions or more frequent polling intervals.

Installing multiple SolarWindsOrion Platform products on the same computer may change the requirements.

Hardware requirements are listed by SolarWindsNPM license level.

Hardware

SL100, SL250, SL500

SL2000

SLX

CPU

Quad core processor or better

Quad core processor or better

Quad core processor or better

CPU speed is no longer a requirement. The amount of CPU cores is important for hardware NPM requirements. To see previous speed recommendations, see NPM 12.0.1.

Do not enable Physical Address Extension (PAE).

Hard drive space

10 GB minimum

20 GB recommended

15 GB minimum

40 GB recommended

30 GB minimum

40 GB recommended

Two 146 GB 15K (RAID 1/Mirrored Settings) hard drives are recommended with a dedicated drive for the server operating system and SolarWinds installation.

During upgrades the installer needs 2 GB of free space.

Some common files may need to be installed on the same drive as your server operating system. You may want to move or expand the Windows temporary directories.

Memory

4 GB minimum

8 GB recommended

8 GB minimum

16 GB recommended

16 GB minimum

32 GB recommended

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07:08, 5 Jul 2017

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