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VIM 7.0 system requirements

Created by Steven Bansil_ret, last modified by Lori Krell_ret on Dec 14, 2016

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Updated 11/1/ 2016 ​

Supports: VIM 7.0

Important: VIM is an integrated part of SolarWinds Virtualization Manager. For additional requirements, see VMAN 7.0 System Requirements.

Hardware requirements 

The following table lists minimum hardware requirements and recommendations for your VIM version 7.0.




CPU speed

3.0 GHz

Hard drive space

20 GB

Software requirements 


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


Operating system

Production Evaluation Only
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8 (except for Standard Edition)
  • Windows 8.1 (except for Standard Edition)
  • Windows 8.1 Update (except Standard edition)
  • Windows 10

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

.NET Framework

.NET 4.0 and 4.5

Web Console browser

  • Microsoft Edge

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

  • Mozilla Firefox: latest two versions

  • Google Chrome: latest two versions

Orion SQL database requirements


SQL Server

  • SQL Express SP2
  • SQL Server 2008
  • SQL Server 2008 SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4
  • SQL Server 2008 R2
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1, SP2, SP3
  • SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server 2012 SP1, SP2, SP3
  • SQL Server 2014
  • SQL Server 2014 SP1

Server port requirements 

  • 17777 (TCP) open for Orion module traffic
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