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SolarWinds SAM requirements for Virtual Machines and servers

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Updated: 3-9-2017

SAM installations on VMware Virtual Machines and Microsoft Virtual Servers are fully supported if the following minimum configuration requirements are met for each virtual machine.

You must maintain your SQL Server database on a separate, physical server.

VM Configuration

Requirements by SAM License Level for reference

AL150 - AL300

AL700 - AL1100

AL1500 - ALX

CPU speed

Quad core, 2.5 GHz or better

Quad core, 2.5 GHz or better

Quad core, 3.0 GHz or better

To poll vCenter 6.5 virtual servers, SAM 6.3 requires Virtual Infrastructure Monitor (VIM) 7.0 or higher and 3.0 GHz or better CPU. For more information, see the VMAN Administrator Guide.

Allocated
hard drive space

10 GB minimum

20 GB recommended

15 GB minimum

40 GB recommended

30 GB minimum

100 GB recommended

Due to intense I/O requirements, SQL Server should be hosted on a separate physical server configured as RAID 1+0. RAID 5 is not recommended for the SQL Server hard drive.

Memory

4 GB minimum

8 GB recommended

8 GB minimum

16 GB recommended

16 GB minimum

32 GB recommended

 
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