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VMAN 7.0 requirements

Created by Lori Krell_ret, last modified by Caroline Juszczak on May 07, 2018

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Last Updated: 10-6-2016

Supports: VMAN 7.0

Important: These system requirements define the minimum requirements for VMAN 7.0 appliance and integration with the Orion Platform / Virtual Infrastructure Monitor (VIM) 7.0 as a single installed product. For further deployment and scaling information, see the SolarWinds Virtualization Manager Deployment Guide.

Virtualization Manager appliance system requirements

Install VMAN on a VM that meets the following requirements. You cannot install VMAN on the same server as the Orion Platform (Windows based server).

Software or Hardware Requirements

Virtualization software

VMware vSphere 5.x or later

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*

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


2 GHz quad-core

Virtual CPUs

4 vCPUs


8 GB or more.

Review the following scaling memory recommendations based on monitored ESX hosts and VMs.

number of esx hosts

number of vms




8 GB



10 GB



12 GB



14 GB



16 GB

> 200

> 2000

Contact Support

Disk space

200 GB or more 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.

Virtual NIC

1 Gigabit vNIC

Integrated with Orion Platform system requirements

Review the following requirements for the integrated version of Virtualization Manager. Before you integrate VMAN, make sure the Orion Platform server meets the following requirements.

Software or Hardware Requirement

Operating System

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2

Windows Server 2016

For evaluation only:

Windows 7 SP1

Windows 8 (except Standard edition)

Windows 8.1 (except Standard edition)

Windows 8.1 Update 1 (except Standard edition)

Windows 10

CPU 3.0 GHz

8 GB

Recommendations also requires an additional 8GB.

.NET Framework .NET 4.0 and 4.5

SQL Server

SQL Server 2008 without SP

SQL Server 2008 SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4

SQL Server 2008 R2 without SP

SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1, SP2, SP3

SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012 SP1, SP2, SP3

SQL Server 2014

SQL Server 2014 SP1

SQL Server 2016


Internet Explorer version 11 and Edge

Mozilla Firefox two latest versions

Google Chrome two latest versions

Port requirements

The following ports are required for the VMAN appliance. If you use a federated collector as a proxy, see the SolarWinds Virtualization Manager Administrator Guide for port requirements.

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 VMAN 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.

Virtual machine and server requirements

The VMAN appliance can be installed on VM servers. The virtual machine requirements are identical to the physical server requirements.

Plan for an evaluation installation

The evaluation version of VMAN is a full version of the product, functional for 30 days. After the evaluation period, you can easily convert your evaluation license to a production license by obtaining and applying a license key. The VMAN license supports the appliance and integration with the Orion Platform.

Installing the evaluation version requires the same requirements, installation steps, and configurations as the full licensed version:

  • The VMAN evaluation can be integrated with an existing Orion Platform environment
  • The existing environment must have a full or evaluation version of Network Performance Monitor (NPM), Sever & Application Monitor (SAM), or Network Configuration Manager (NCM) installed
  • Create or modify accounts and permissions as required for VMAN
  • For evaluations only, you can install on systems with the following OS versions:
    Evaluation and Production Environments Evaluation Environments Only

    Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

    Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2

    Windows Server 2016

    Windows 7 SP1

    Windows 8 (except Standard edition)

    Windows 8.1 (except Standard edition)

    Windows 8.1 Update 1 (except Standard edition)

    Windows 10

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