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NTM requirements

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Updated: August 14, 2017

The following tables provide the minimum requirements for SolarWinds NTM.

Hardware/
Software
Requirements

 

 

 

 

 

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 and R2 (32/64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016

NTM supports FIPS.

Languages:

  • English
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Chinese

CPU Speed

2.66 GHz or faster

Device discovery and map rendering are CPU-intensive. SolarWinds recommends installing NTM on the fastest CPU PC available.

Hard Drive Space

10 GB

Memory

500 MB

Database Microsoft SQL Express

Application Framework

.NET 3.5 SP1

.NET 4.0

.NET 4.5

If .NET is missing, NTM installs .NET.

Port requirements

Port Proto-
col
Service or process Direction Description
161 UDP SolarWinds Network Topology Job Scheduler Bidirectional The port used for SNMP statistics collection.
443 TCP SolarWinds Network Topology Job Scheduler Bidirectional

The port used to communicate with VMware Virtual Center or ESX server.

17778 HTTPS SolarWinds Network Topology Job Scheduler Outbound The port used to access the SolarWinds Information Service (SWIS) API for exporting maps from a scheduled discovery to Network Atlas.
1024 and 65535 TCP/UDP SolarWinds Network Topology Job Scheduler Bidirectional WMI communications use a port between 1024 and 65535. See Microsoft Windows for specifications.
Create firewall exceptions that allow TCP/UDP traffic on ports 1024 - 65535 to enable mapping monitored objects that use WMI.

 

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