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VMAN 6.3.1 system requirements

Created by Anthony.Rinaldi_ret, last modified by Anthony.Rinaldi_ret on Aug 02, 2016

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​Updated August 2, 2016 ​

Supports: VMAN 6.3.1

Browser requirements

Supported web browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or later
  • Mozilla Firefox: latest two versions
  • Google Chrome: latest two versions


  • Flash Player 9 or later

Virtual appliance requirements

Software/Hardware Requirements

Virtualization software

VMware vSphere 4.1 or later

VMware ESX or ESXi 4.1 or later, managed or unmanaged hosts

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2*

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

Hard drive space

200 GB or more

Virtual NIC

1 Gigabit vNIC

Port requirements

Features and components affecting the port requirements of the Virtualization Manager appliance include:

  • VMware data collection
  • Hyper-V data collection
  • Active Directory and LDAP authentication
  • Sending email notifications (in alerting and reporting)
  • Sending SNMP traps (in alerting)
  • Orion integration
  • Federated collectors

Port requirements of the master appliance


Inbound ports on the master appliance

Inbound port Usage
443 or 80 Performing auto-upgrade or version upgrade on federated collectors, if federated collectors are configured.
8983 Access from federated collectors to the master appliance during initial setup.
443 HTTPS access to the Virtualization Manager user interface.
5480 HTTPS access to the Management Console.
61616 Active MQ master-collector communication.
22 SSH access to the virtual appliance.

Outbound ports on the master appliance

Outbound port Usage
162 Sending SNMP traps.
25 Sending emails through SMTP.
389 Active Directory authentication.
3268 LDAP authentication.

Communication with the SolarWinds Orion server if the integration with Orion is enabled.

If you use Virtualization Manager integrated with NPM or SAM in an environment with multiple polling engines and federated collectors, open TCP port 17778 from the primary collector to every polling engine that is used to poll virtualization data.

123 Using the NTP service.

Port requirements of the federated collector


Inbound ports on the federated collector

Port Usage
5480 HTTPS access to the federated collector.
22 SSH access to the federated collector.

Outbound ports on the federated collector

Port Usage
61616 Active MQ master-collector communication.
443 or 80 Performing auto-upgrade or version upgrade.
8983 Access from federated collectors to the master appliance during initial setup.

Port requirements for data collection


Configure the following outbound ports on the master or the collector for data collection:

Port Usage
443 Data collection from ESX hosts and vCenters.
7 Access to Hyper-V hosts that were added by using a fully qualified domain name.
135 WMI data collection from Hyper-V hosts or VMs.
Dynamic RCP ports WMI communication. You can configure the available ports on the WMI target or policy.

Memory requirements

Number of ESX hosts

Number of VMs




8 GB



10 GB



12 GB



14 GB



16 GB

> 200

> 2000

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Disk space requirements

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.

VMware account permission requirements

The VMware user account that you use for data collection must have at least Read-Only permissions for the host and VMs you want to monitor.

To collect information about data stores, the account must also have the Browse Datastore permission.

Hyper-V account permission requirements

The Hyper-V account used for data collection must have the Enable Account and Remote Enable permissions. For more information about enabling account privileges in WMI, see Configure Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) and User Account Control (UAC).

SolarWinds Integrated Virtual Infrastructure Monitor requirements

Software/Hardware Requirement

Operating system

Windows Server 2008, 2008 SP2, 2008 R2, 2008 R2 SP1

Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2

For evaluation only:

Windows 7, 7 SP1

Windows 8 (except Standard edition)

Windows 8.1 (except Standard edition)

Windows 8.1 Update 1 (except Standard edition)

CPU 3.0 GHz
Hard drive space 20 GB
.NET Framework 3.5 SP1, 4.0.3, 4.6.15

SQL Server

SQL Server 2008

SQL Server 2008 SP1, SP2, SP3

SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012 SP1

SQL Server 2014


Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or later

Mozilla Firefox: latest two versions

Google Chrome: latest two versions

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