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SRM 6.6 system requirements

Updated July 23, 2018

Supports: SRM 6.6

See also the SRM 6.6 Release Notes.

The following table provides server requirements based on the size of your environment:

Environment Small Medium Large

SRM Server

CPU

2

2

2

RAM (GB)

8

8

8

Disk (GB)

100

100

100

Additional Polling Engines needed

0

1

3

Additional Polling Engine

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 (GB)

not needed

100

100

Monitored Environment

Arrays 5 25 50

Disks

2,000

5,000

30,000

LUNs 5,000 20,000 60,000

 

The following table outlines the minimum software requirements for SRM.

Software Requirements

Operating System

  • Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016

For evaluation, SolarWinds products are supported on Windows 8 (excluding Windows 8 Standard edition), and Windows 8.1 (excluding Windows 8.1 Standard edition), Windows 8.1 Update 1 (Except Standard edition) and Windows 10.

IIS and MSMQ must be installed. SolarWinds recommends that the Orion administrators have local administrative privileges to ensure full functionality of local Orion tools. Accounts limited to use of the Orion Web Console do not require administrative privileges.

Language versions supported: English (UK or US).

Deprecation notice: Although you can install Orion Platform 2018.2 products on Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2, these versions are deprecated and will not be supported on future Orion Platform versions. SolarWinds strongly recommends that you upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2016 or later at your earliest convenience.

Web Server

  • Microsoft IIS, version 6.0 and 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 Prerequisites

  • Running SRM 6.6 on Orion Platform 2017.3 requires .NET 4.5 SP1.
  • Running SRM 6.6 or 6.7 on Orion Platform 2018.2 requires .NET 4.6 or later.

SNMP Trap Services

  • Windows operating system management and monitoring tools component

Web 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

FIPS Support

Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) defines security and interoperability standards for computers used by the U.S. Federal Government.

Storage Resource Monitor is FIPS 140-2 compliant. 

The following table lists software and hardware requirements for your Orion Platform 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

SolarWinds supports Express, Standard, and Enterprise editions of the following:

  • SQL 2012, SQL 2012 SP1, SQL 2012 SP2
  • SQL 2014, 2014 SP1, 2014 SP2
  • SQL 2016

Deprecation notice: Although you can use SQL Server 2012 with Orion Platform 2018.2 products, this version is deprecated and will not be supported on future versions of the Orion Platform. SolarWinds strongly recommends that you upgrade to Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2017, or later at your earliest convenience.

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

  • SQL 2008 without SP, 2008 SP1, 2008 SP2, 2008 SP3
  • SQL 2008 R2 without SP, 2008 R2 and SP1, 2008 R2 and SP2
  • SQL 2005 SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4
  • SQL 2000
  • MSDE

Due to latency effects, SolarWinds does not recommend installing your SQL Server, SRM, or additional polling engine in different locations across a WAN.

Either mixed-mode or SQL authentication must be supported.

If you are managing your SQL database, SolarWinds recommends installing 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 query to check your SQL Server version, service pack, release level, and edition:

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

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 Framework is not required if your database is on a separate server.

SQL server collations

The following collations are supported:

  • English with collation setting SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS
  • English with collation setting SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CS_AS

The following diagram shows SolarWinds SRM, its components, and the ports being used for communications between those components:

File:Success_Center/New_Articles/SRM_CHM_for_MT/020/050/STM_Port_Requirements_3_1041x409.png

The following diagram shows the supported storage arrays and the ports being used for data collection from the storage arrays:

File:Success_Center/New_Articles/SRM_CHM_for_MT/020/050/STM_Port_Requirements_2_2_1038x793.png

The following table shows the ports used by SRM:

Port Type Direction Description

25

TCP

Outbound

SSL/TLS for email alert actions should be enabled.

80 TCP Inbound

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.

162 UDP Inbound SolarWinds Trap Service

443

TCP

Inbound

Default for HTTP binding

1433

TCP

Outbound

Used for communication between the SRM and the SQL Server.

1434

UDP

Outbound

Used for communication with the SQL Server Browser Service to determine how to communicate with certain non-standard SQL Server installations.

1801

TCP

Bidirectional

MSMQ WCF binding (for more information see this KB:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/183293).

17777

TCP

Bidirectional

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

Bidirectional

(HTTPS) Required for access to the SWIS API.

17779

TCP

Inbound

(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 Direction  Description
80 TCP

NetApp Filer (Direct Polling)

NetApp DFM clustered mode

EMC VNX XML API

EMC Unity

EMC XtremIO

Outbound

Alternate ONTAP API port for NetApp connections.

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

Used by EMC VNX/Clariion for file side performance.

161 UDP

All Storage Arrays monitored via SNMP

Dell EqualLogic PS Series.

EMC Isilon

Outbound SNMP connections to the storage array.
443 TCP

NetApp ONTAP API

NetApp DFM clustered mode

EMC VNX XML API

EMC Unity

EMC XtremIO

InfiniDat InfiniBox

Outbound

Secure ONTAP API port for NetApp connections.

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

 

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

Used by EMC VNX/Clariion for file side performance.

5392 TCP Nimble Outbound  
5988 TCP

All Storage Arrays monitored via SMI-S

Dell Compellent

Dell PowerVault MD 3xxx

Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4xxx/5xxx

EMC Symmetrix VMAX / VMAXe / DMX-4

EMC VMAX3 and VMAX All Flash Family (HYPERMAX OS)

EMC VNX / CLARiiON

EMC VNX NAS Gateway / Celerra

HDS (External Provider)

HDS (Onboard Provider)

HP 3PAR / StoreServ

HP P2xxx / MSA

HP StorageWorks XP (External Provider)

HP StorageWorks XP (Onboard Provider)

IBM DS 3xxx / 4xxx / 5xxx

IBM DS 8xxx

IBM FlashSystem A9000 / A9000R

IBM SVC V9000 / V7000 /V5000 / V3700

Outbound Alternate port on SMI-S provider (external or on onboard).
5989 TCP

All Storage Arrays monitored via SMI-S

Dell Compellent

Dell PowerVault MD 3xxx,

EMC Symmetrix VMAX / VMAXe / DMX-4

EMC VMAX3 and VMAX All Flash Family (HYPERMAX OS)

EMC VNX / CLARiiON

EMC VNX NAS Gateway / Celerra

HDS (External Provider)

HDS (Onboard Provider)

HP 3PAR / StoreServ

HP P2xxx / MSA

HP StorageWorks XP (External Provider)

HP StorageWorks XP (Onboard Provider)

IBM DS 3xxx / 4xxx / 5xxx

IBM DS 8xxx

IBM FlashSystem A9000 / A9000R

IBM SVC V9000 / V7000 / V5000 / V3700

Outbound Secure and preferred SMI-S port on SMI-S provider (external or on onboard).
8088 TCP NetApp DFM 7 mode Outbound

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

8488 TCP NetApp DFM 7 mode Outbound

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

 
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