Supports: VIM 7.1
Important: VIM is an integrated part of SolarWinds Virtualization Manager. For additional requirements, see VMAN 7.1 System Requirements.
The following table lists minimum, recommended system requirements for Virtual Infrastructure Monitor (VIM) 7.1.
|Hard drive space|| |
Solarwinds recommends higher disk allowance for database growth.
|Memory||8 GB |
Recommendations feature also requires an additional 8 GB
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP 1
Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2
Windows Server 2016
Windows 7 SP1
Windows 8 (except for Standard Edition)
Windows 8.1 (except for Standard Edition)
Windows 8.1 Update (except Standard edition)
Installing SolarWinds Orion on Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials is not supported.
|.NET 4.0 and 4.5|
|SQL Server|| |
SQL Express SP2
SQL Server 2012
SQL Server 2012 SP1, SP2, SP3
SQL Server 2014
SQL Server 2014 SP1
SQL Server 2016
Web Console browser
|Microsoft Internet Explorer version 11 or later with Active scripting |
Firefox 45.0 or later (Toolset Integration is not supported on Firefox)
Chrome 49.0 or later
|Port requirements||17777 (TCP) open for Orion module traffic|
Deprecated software versions
Be aware of the following hardware, software, and features deprecation notices. The Microsoft SQL Server and Windows Server versions are still supported with VIM 7.1. Future versions will no longer support the listed versions.
|Microsoft SQL Server|| |
Support for SQL 2008 and 2008 R2 is deprecated as of this release.
Future releases will no longer support using SQL 2008 or 2008 R2 as your database server.
SolarWinds recommends that you upgrade directly to SQL 2016 at your earliest convenience.
|Microsoft Windows Server|| |
Support for Windows Server 2008 R2 is deprecated as of this release.
Future releases will no longer support installing on Windows Server 2008 R2, though you can continue to monitor computers running Windows Server 2008 R2.
SolarWinds recommends that you upgrade to Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, or 2016 at your earliest convenience.