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Virtual appliance requirements

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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The following requirements are for installing the VMAN appliance on a VM. The appliance cannot be installed on a Windows server, or on the same server with the Orion Platform.

Software/Hardware Requirements

Virtualization software

VMware vSphere 5.x or later

VMware vCenter 6.5

VMware vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) 6.5

VMware ESX or ESXi 5.x or later, managed or unmanaged hosts

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2*

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016

Virtualization Manager only supports the default, English localization of Hyper-V.

*Not supported with this software:

  • vm.processorSocketCount
  • vm.processorCoresPerSocket
  • vm.processorCount
  • host.vSwitch.maxChimneyOffloads
  • host.vSwitch.numLearnableAddresses
  • host.vSwitch.port.accessVlan
  • host.vSwitch.port.defaultVLAN
  • host.vSwitch.port.nativeVLAN

Class replacements for configuration and performance collections against 2012 R2 servers include:

  • Msvm_SwitchLANEndpoint class replaced by Msvm_LANEndpoint
  • Msvm_VirtualSwitch class replaced by Msvm_VirtualEthernetSwitch
  • Msvm_VmLANEndpoint class replaced by Msvm_LANEndpoint
  • Msvm_SwitchPort class replaced by Msvm_EthernetSwitchPort
  • Msvm_VLANEndpointSettingData class replaced by Msvm_EthernetSwitchPortVlanSettingData
  • Msvm_ResourceAllocationSettingData class replaced by Msvm_StorageAllocationSettingData


2 GHz quad-core

Virtual CPUs

4 vCPUs


8 GB or more

Number of ESX Hosts

Number of VMs




8 GB



10 GB



12 GB



14 GB



16 GB

> 200

> 2000

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To review the requirements for integration with the Orion Platform and Virtual Infrastructure Monitor (VIM), see Virtual Infrastructure Monitor recommended requirements. Recommendations requirements are available in that section.

To learn more about memory requirements, see Reduce the memory requirements of Virtualization Manager.

Disk space

200 GB or more.

At least 200 GB of disk space is recommended. At the default collection interval, a virtualized environment containing 1000 VMs and 100 hosts requires 40 GB of storage during the first month, and an additional 60 GB of storage over the next five years.

To estimate the disk space requirements over time, download the SolarWinds Virtualization Manager Storage Calculator.

To learn more about disk space requirements, see Expand the provisioned disk size on VMware.

Virtual NIC

1 Gigabit vNIC

Supported browsers

Internet Explorer 8 or later

Mozilla Firefox two latest versions

Google Chrome two latest versions

Adobe Flash Adobe Flash Player 9 or later
Port requirements See Port requirements for the full list for VMAN and federate collector
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04:15, 23 Jun 2016