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SAM 6.2.3 Requirements

Created by Lori Krell, last modified by Lori Krell on Jul 11, 2016

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Last Updated: 7-11-2016

Supports: SAM 6.2.3

Important: These system requirements define the minimum requirements for SAM 6.2.3 as a single installed product. You may need to increase your requirements in small, medium, or large environments with multi-modules installed.

We also recommend reviewing the SAM 6.2.3 Release Notes.

Hardware requirements

Important: These system requirements define the minimum requirements for SAM 6.2.4 as a single installed product. You may need to increase your requirements in small, medium, or large environments with multi-modules installed.

The following table lists minimum hardware requirements and recommendations for your SolarWinds Orion server. Installing multiple SolarWinds Orion products on the same computer may change the requirements.

Hardware requirements are listed by SolarWinds SAM license level.

Hardware

AL150 - AL300

AL700 - AL1100

AL1500-ALX

CPU speed

2.4 GHz or better

Dual core, 2.4 GHz or better

Quad core processor, 3.0 GHz or better

Do not enable Physical Address Extension (PAE).

Hard drive space

4 GB minimum

10 GB minimum

25 GB minimum

A RAID 1 drive for the server operating system, SolarWinds installation, and tempdb files is recommended. The SolarWinds 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.

Some common files may need to be installed on the same drive as your server operating system.

Memory

4 GB

6 GB

8 GB

Server port requirements
  • 25 (TCP) SMTP port for non-encrypted messages
  • 161 (UDP) for statistics collection
  • 162 (UDP) for Trap Server listening for incoming messages
  • 443 (TCP) default port for https binding and bi-directional ESX/ESXi server polling and for Cisco UCS monitoring
  • 465 (TCP) for SSL-enabled email alert actions
  • 587 ( TCP) for TLS-enabled email alert actions
  • 1801 (TCP) for MSMQ WCF binding
  • 17777 (TCP) open for Orion module traffic
  • 17778 (HTTPS and TCP) open to access the SolarWinds Information Service API and agent communication
  • 17779 (HTTP and HTTPS) for the SolarWinds Toolset Integration
  • 17791 (TCP) open for agent communication on any SolarWinds Orion server running Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Agent Open Port Requirements:
  • 17778 (Active mode): In Active mode, no ports need to be open on the host where the agent is installed. However, TCP port 17778 must be open on the Orion server or the additional poller with which the agent is associated. This port must be opened on the Orion server (inbound) and allowed by the firewall. It is used on a continual basis once the agent has been deployed. Communication is initiated outbound from the agent to the Orion server.

Important: This requirement is for Active agents only. If Passive agents are used, no ports need to be opened on the firewall for the Orion server. For more information, see Changing the Agent Port.

  • 17790 (Passive mode): In Passive mode, port 17790 must be opened on the host where the agent is installed and allowed by the firewall.

Software requirements

The following table lists minimum software requirements and recommendations for a SAM installation.

  • SolarWinds does not support installing SolarWinds Orion on domain controllers.
  • SolarWinds neither recommends nor supports the installation of any Orion product on the same server or using the same database server as a Research in Motion (RIM) Blackberry server.
Software Requirements
 

Operating system

Production Evaluation Only
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 (32- or 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 with IIS in 32-bit mode.
  • Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2012 Datacenter
    IIS must be installed.

SolarWinds recommends that SolarWinds administrators have local administrator privileges to ensure full functionality of local SolarWinds tools. Accounts limited to use of the SolarWinds Web Console do not require administrator privileges.

  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8 (except for Standard Edition)
  • Windows 8.1 (except for Standard Edition)
  • Windows 10

Installing SAM on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials is not supported.

Operating system languages

  • English

IP address version

IPv4

IPv6 implemented as a dual stack. For more information, see RFC 4213 - Basic Transition Mechanisms for IPv6 Hosts and Routers.

CIDR notation is not supported for IPv6 addresses.

Web server

Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS), version 6.5 or later, in 32‑bit mode

  • DNS specifications require that host names 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 - DOD Internet Host Table Specification.
  • IIS is installed by the SolarWinds installer. You can install this software manually to reduce your installation time or network bandwidth.
  • SolarWinds products are not compatible with IIS version 6.0 installations that use web gardens.

.NET Framework

.NET 3.5 SP1 and .NET 4.0, compatible with .NET 4.6.1

Web console browser

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 11 or later with Active scripting
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox 46.0 or later (Toolset Integration is not supported on Firefox)
  • Chrome 51.0 or later
  • Safari for iPhone
Other

MSMQ

Services

The following services must be running after installation is complete to collect syslog messages and traps:

  • SolarWinds Syslog Service
  • SNMP Trap Service
User privileges

SolarWinds recommends that administrators have local administrator privileges to ensure full functionality of local SolarWinds tools. Accounts limited to the web console do not require administrator privileges.

Orion SQL database requirements

Your SolarWinds Orion Plaform product and your SolarWinds Orion database should use separate servers.

Multiple SolarWinds Orion server installations using the same database are not supported.

The following table lists software and hardware requirements for your SolarWinds Orion database server using SolarWinds SAM license levels as a reference.

Requirements AL150 - AL300 AL700 - AL1100 AL1500-ALX

SQL Server

SolarWinds supports Express, Standard, or Enterprise versions of the following:

  • SQL Server 2008 without SP, 2008 SP1, 2008 SP2, 2008 SP3

  • SQL Server 2008 R2 without SP, 2008 R2 SP1, 2008 R2 SP2

  • SQL Server 2012 without SP, 2012 SP1

  • SQL Server 2014

  • Due to latency effects, SolarWinds does not recommend installing your SQL Server and your SolarWinds server or additional polling engine in different locations across a WAN. For more information, see this SolarWinds Knowledge Base article,
  • Either mixed-mode or SQL authentication must be supported.
  • If you are managing your Orion database, SolarWinds recommends you install the SQL Server Management Studio component.
  • SolarWinds highly recommends using 64 bit versions.

CPU speed

2.4 GHz or better

Dual core processor, 3.0 GHz or better

Dual quad core processor, 3.0 GHz or better

Hard drive space

4 GB minimum

10 GB

25 GB minimum

  • Due to intense I/O requirements, a RAID 1+0 drive is strongly recommended for the SolarWinds database, data, and log files with a dedicated drive for the server operating system and tempdb files.
  • Other RAID configurations can negatively affect your SQL Server's performance.
  • Mirrored drives for the OS and RAID 1+0 for database data files are recommended.
  • Solid state drives are recommended for all components except the OS drive.

Per Windows standards, some common files may need to be installed on the same drive as your server operating system.

Memory

4 GB minimum

6 GB minimum

8 GB minimum

Additional memory improves both performance and reliability.
Memory and Additional Pollers Each additional poller requires 8GB of additional RAM. For example, SAM plus 2 additional pollers would require 24GB of RAM. 3 additional pollers would require 32GB of RAM, and so on.

Authentication

Either mixed-mode or SQL authentication

Other software

If you are managing your SolarWinds Orion database, SolarWinds recommends you install the SQL Server Management Studio component.

The Installation Wizard installs the following required x86 components if they are not found on your Orion database server:

  • SQL Server System Common Language Runtime (CLR) Types. Orion products use secure SQL CLR stored procedures for selected, non-business data operations to improve overall performance.
  • Microsoft SQL Server Native Client
  • Microsoft SQL Server Management Objects

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