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VIM 7.1 Recommended Requirements

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Created by Lori Krell_ret, last modified by Lori Krell_ret on Apr 12, 2017

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​Updated: 3-14-2017

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.

CPU 3.0 GHz
Hard drive space


Solarwinds recommends higher disk allowance for database growth.

Memory 8 GB
Recommendations feature also requires an additional 8 GB

Operating system

Production Evaluation Only

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)

Windows 10

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

.NET Framework

.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
Microsoft Edge
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.

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