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SRM 6.4 system requirements

Created by Nigel, last modified by Nigel on Mar 03, 2017

Views: 362 Votes: 1 Revisions: 2

Updated February 21, 2017

Supports: SRM 6.4

See also the SRM 6.4 Release Notes.

Hardware requirements

The following table lists minimum hardware requirements and recommendations for your Orion system.

 

Small

Medium

Large

CPU 2 2 2
RAM (GB) 8 8 8
Disk (GB) 100 100 100
Additional polling engines needed 0 1 3
 
CPU not needed 2 2
RAM (GB) not needed 8 8
Disk (GB) not needed 50 50
Database Server
CPU not needed 2 2
RAM (GB) not needed 8 8
Disk not needed 100 100
Monitored Environment
Arrays 5 25 50
Disks 2,000 5,000 30,000
LUNs 5,000 20,000 60,000

Software requirements

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

 

Software Requirements
 

Operating system

Production Evaluation Only
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8 (except for Standard Edition)
  • Windows 8.1 (except for Standard Edition)
  • Windows 8.1 Update 1 (except for Standard Edition)
  • Windows 8.1 Pro, and Windows 8.1 Enterprise (Pro or Enterprise version recommended)

Installing SolarWinds Orion on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials is not supported.

Operating system languages

  • English (UK or US)

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 6.0 or higher, in 32‑bit mode.

  • SolarWinds products are not compatible with installations of Internet Information Service version 6.0 (IIS 6) that make use of web gardens.
  • DNS specifications require that hostnames 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.

.NET Framework

.Net 4.5 SP1 is required.

Web console browser

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 8 or higher with Active scripting
  • Firefox 32.0 or higher (Toolset Integration is not supported on Firefox)
  • Chrome 40.0 or higher
  • Safari for iPhone

Services

The following services must be running after installation is complete:

  • 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 Orion Web Console do not require administrator privileges.

Orion SQL database requirements

The following table lists software and hardware requirements for your SolarWinds Orion database server.

Environment Size Small Medium Large
CPUs 2 cores 4 cores 8 cores
Hard Drive Space 2 GB 5 GB 20 GB

Due to intense I/O requirements, a RAID 10 drive is strongly recommended for the SQL Server database, SRM, and its log files. RAID 5 is not recommended for the hard drive hosting your SQL Server.

The SRM installer needs at least 1GB of free space 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.

Memory 2 GB 3 GB 4 GB
SQL Server

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

  • SQL Server 2008 without SP, 2008 SP1, 2008 SP2, 2008 SP3, or 2008 SP4
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 without SP, 2008 R2 SP1, 2008 R2 SP2, 2008 R2 SP3
  • SQL Server 2012 without SP, 2012 SP1 (also with AlwaysOn Availability Groups), or with SP2
  • SQL Server 2014 (also with AlwaysOn Availability Groups)

The following database versions are incompatible with SRM and will be blocked:

  • SQL 2005 SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4
  • SQL 2000
  • MSDE
  • Due to latency effects, SolarWinds does not recommend installing your SQL Server and your Orion server or additional polling engine in different locations across a WAN. For more information, see Can I install my Orion server or Additional Polling Engine and my Orion database (SQL Server) in different locations across a WAN?
  • 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.
  • If SRM installs SQL Server System Common Language Runtime, a manual restart of the SQL Server service for SRM is required.
  • Use the following database select statement to check your SQL Server version, service pack or release level, and edition:

select SERVERPROPERTY ('productversion'), SERVERPROPERTY ('productlevel'), SERVERPROPERTY ('edition')

SQL Server collation
  • English with collation setting SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS
  • English with collation setting SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CS_AS

We do not support case-sensitive databases.

Authentication

Either mixed-mode or SQL authentication

Additional components

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

  • SQL Server System Common Language Runtime (CLR). SolarWinds 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
  • .NET is not required if your database is on a separate server.

Server port requirements

Port Type Description
25 TCP SSL/TLS for email alert actions should be enabled.
80 TCP

Default web port. If you specify any port other than 80, you must include that port in the URL used to access the Web Console. For example, if you specify an IP address of 192.168.0.3 and port 8080, the URL used to access the Web Console is http://192.168.0.3:8080. Open the port to enable communication from your computers to the Orion Web Console.

Used on the NetApp head/cluster node and any available CIFS/NFS.

Used by EMC VNX/Clariion for file side performance.

161 UDP

Used for polling storage arrays through SNMP.

Used on the EqualLogic Group IP.

443 TCP

(HTTPS) Used on the NetApp head/cluster node and any available CIFS/NFS.

Used by EMC VNX/Clariion for file side performance.

1433 TCP Used for communication between the SRM and the SQL Server.
1434 UDP Used for communication with the SQL Server Browser Service to determine how to communicate with certain non-standard SQL Server installations.
1801 TCP MSMQ WCF binding (for more information see this KB:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/183293).
5988 TCP (HTTP) Used by SMI-S providers.
5989 TCP (HTTPS) Used by SMI-S providers.
8088 TCP (HTTP) Backup port used for NetApp DFM management servers for 7-mode arrays.
8443 TCP (HTTPS) Used by Storage Profiler SWIS.
8488 TCP (HTTPS) Used for NetApp DFM management servers for 7-mode arrays.
17777 TCP

Orion module traffic. Open the port to enable communication from your poller to the SRM Web Console, and from the SRM Web Console to your poller.

The port used for communication between the Orion Web Console and the poller.

17778 TCP (HTTPS) Required for access to the SWIS API.
17779 TCP

(HTTP/HTTPS) SolarWinds Toolset integration.

The following condensed table shows the ports used by SRM for collecting data from the storage arrays:

Port Type Storage Array Description
80 HTTP

NetApp ONTAP API,

NetApp DFM clustered mode

Alternate ONTAP API port for NetApp connections.

Alternate connection to NetApp On command for clustered mode management server.

80 HTTP EMC VNX XML API

Alternate connection to the EMC VNX control station for collecting file side performance data.

161 UDP SNMP SNMP connections to the storage array.
443 HTTPS

NetApp ONTAP API,

NetApp DFM clustered mode

Secure ONTAP API port for NetApp connections.

Secure connection to NetApp On command for clustered mode management server.

443 HTTPS EMC VNX XML API

Secure, preferred connection to the EMC VNX control station for collecting file side performance data.

5988 HTTP SMI-S provider Alternate port on SMI-S provider (external or on onboard).
5989 HTTPS SMI-S provider Secure and preferred SMI-S port on SMI-S provider (external or on onboard).
8088 HTTP NetApp DFM 7 mode

Alternate connection to the NetApp On command management servers for 7 mode arrays.

8488 HTTPS NetApp DFM 7 mode

Secure connection to the NetApp On command management servers for 7 mode arrays.

 
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