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Requirements

This section describes the requirements for setting up a SolarWinds Patch Manager deployment.

Server requirements

Set up your dedicated SolarWinds Patch Manager server using the following requirements.

Hardware
or Software
Requirements
CPU

32- or 64-bit 2.4 GHz Dual Core (minimum)

RAM

4 GB (minimum) 

10 GB or higher (recommended)

Hard drive space

20 GB or higher

SolarWinds recommends 20 GB or higher of hard drive space to accommodate fluctuations in space requirements in a production environment.

Operating system

(Production environment)

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2016

Operating system

(Evaluation)

Windows® 7

Windows 7 SP1

Windows 8

Windows 8.1

Windows 10

.NET Framework

Version 3.5 for the SolarWinds Patch Manager server

Version 4.5 for the Orion Additional Web Server (Orion deployments only)

Visual C++ Runtime

Visual C++ Secure Runtime 9.0 SP1

Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable (32- and 64-bit)

Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable (32- and 64-bit)

Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (32- and 64-bit)

Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (32- and 64-bit)

SolarWinds Patch Manager installs this software if required.

System Center Configuration Manager
(SCCM or ConfigMgr)

(if applicable)

SCCM 2007 SP2 or later

SCCM 2012

SCCM 2012 R2

SCCM 1511

SCCM 1606

SCCM 1610

SCCM 1702

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) requirements

See the Microsoft TechNet website for details about activating WSUS on your SolarWinds Patch Manager server.

Operating
System
Supported Versions
Windows Server 2012

WSUS 3.0 SP2 with Microsoft KB2734608

WSUS 6.0

WSUS 6.2

Windows Server 2012 R2 WSUS 6.3
Windows Server 2016 WSUS 10

SQL Server requirements

If you are using a remote SQL database server for the SolarWinds Patch Manager database, ensure that the server meets the following requirements.

Hardware
or Software
Requirements
CPU

Dual processor, 3 GHz

Quad-processor, 2.67 GHz, 64-bit (for large networks)

RAM

8 GB (minimum)

16 GB (recommended)

Hard drive space 20 GB (minimum)
Database

Compatible with Microsoft SQL Server instances running the following versions:

SQL Server® 2005 or 2005 SP4

SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2008 SP2, or 2008 SP3

SQL Server 2012, 2012 SP1, 2012, SP2, or 2012 SP3

SQL Server 2014 or 2014 SP1

SQL Server 2016

Managed systems requirements

Ensure that all client systems managed by SolarWinds Patch Manager meets the following minimum requirements.

Hardware
or Software
Supported Versions
CPU

1.5 GHz (minimum)

Dual or Quad Core (recommended)

RAM 1 GB (minimum)

Operating system

Windows XP Professional SP3 or later

Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, or Ultimate SP2 or later

Windows 8

Windows 8.1

Windows 10

Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2008 SP2

Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2

Windows Server 2016

Orion Platform (Orion integration only)

When you integrate SolarWinds Patch Manager with the Orion Platform, do not install SolarWinds Patch Manager, WSUS, and the SolarWinds Patch Manager Admin Console on the Orion server, This configuration will impact the performance of your Orion-based applications.

Orion server requirements

Hardware
or Software
Supported Versions

Operating system

(Production environment)

Windows Server 2008 SP1

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2016

.NET Framework

.NET 3.5

.NET 4.5

IIS Latest version
Patch Manager Orion web user interface Latest version

Additional Web Server requirements

Software Supported Versions

Patch Manager Orion web user interface

Latest version

Web browser

The following supported Web browsers are used to access the Web Console on the Orion Platform.

Type Supported Versions
Apple® Safari® Latest version

Google Chrome™

Latest version

Microsoft Edge Latest version
Microsoft Internet Explorer

IE9

IE10

IE11

SolarWinds recommends adding the URL of your Orion website (http://FullOrionServerName/), the URL of SolarWinds support (http://solarwinds.com/support), and about:blank to the list of trusted sites.

Mozilla® Firefox® Latest version

Port requirements

The following table lists the port requirements for the SolarWinds Patch Manager server. To review all SolarWinds product port requirements, see Port requirements for all SolarWinds products.

Port Type Description
135 TCP (RPC Endpoint Mapper) The SolarWinds Patch Manager server uses this port to establish WMI connections to remote computers. It also uses this port to connect to the Service Control Manager (SCM) when it provisions the WMI providers dynamically on the remote computer.
389 TCP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) SolarWinds Patch Manager servers use this port for Active Directory authentication.
445 TCP (SMB over TCP) The SolarWinds Patch Manager server uses this port when it provisions the WMI providers to a remote computer.
4092 TCP

(Console-to-Server Communication) The SolarWinds Patch Manager Admin Console uses this port to communicate to an independent Application Server role. This is a one-way communication channel that only requires inbound TCP traffic on the application server.

In a distributed environment, SolarWinds Patch Manager servers use this port in the same manner for "downstream" communication. For example, the SolarWinds Patch Manager Primary Application Server (PAS) uses port 4092 to communicate with remote SolarWinds Patch Manager servers in secondary server roles.

8787 TCP (Web Console Connections) By default, users connect to the SolarWinds Patch Manager web console server on port 8787.
17777 TCP (SolarWinds Information Service) The SolarWinds Information Service (SWIS) facilities data exchange for the SolarWinds Patch Manager Web Console, along with the web console API. Ensure this port is not blocked on servers running the SolarWinds Patch Manager Web Console server.
1024-65536 Dynamic Ports (DCOM or RPC) WMI technology is based on Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM)/RPC communication. DCOM/RPC allocates the ports used by the server within a dynamic port range. This range is typically between 1024 and 65536. To configure these ports using Windows Firewall on your managed computers, enable the Inbound Rules in the WMI group.
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