Patch Manager 2.1.4 System Requirements

Last updated: March 14, 2017

Supports: Patch Manager 2.1.4

Important: These system requirements define the minimum requirements for Patch Manager 2.1.5. For additional information about requirements, see the Patch Manager Release Notes.

Hardware requirements

The following table lists minimum hardware requirements and recommendations for your SolarWinds Patch Manager system.

Hardware or Software Requirements
CPU 32- or 64-bit 2.4 GHz Dual Core (minimum)
RAM

4 GB (minimum)

10 GB or higher (recommended)

Hard drive space

20 GB or higher

SolarWinds Patch Manager may not require 10 GB of hard drive space when properly managed. SolarWinds recommends this amount to accommodate fluctuations in space requirements during product use.

Server requirements

Set up your dedicated SolarWinds Patch Manager server using the following requirements.

Hardware or Software Requirements

Operating System

(Patch Manager servers and consoles)

Install the SolarWinds Patch Manager web console server on a 32- or 64-bit server running Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) and one of the following Microsoft® Windows Server® operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016

Additionally, SolarWinds Patch Manager supports the following Microsoft Windows® operating systems for evaluation purposes:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10

Operating System

(web console)

Install the SolarWinds Patch Manager web console on a 32- or 64-bit server running IIS and one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016

Additionally, SolarWinds Patch Manager supports the following operating systems for evaluation purposes:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Visual C++ Runtime
  • Microsoft Visual C++® Secure Runtime 9.0 SP1
  • Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable (32- and 64-bit)
  • Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable (32- and 64-bit)
  • Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (32- and 64-bit)
  • Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (32- and 64-bit) ​​​​​

SolarWinds Patch Manager automatically installs this software when required.

Web Server

(web console server)

Microsoft IIS 6.0 or later
.NET Framework
  • Version 3.5 for the SolarWinds Patch Manager
  • Version 4.5 for the Orion Additional Web Server and Orion server
Internet Access

Install SolarWinds Patch Manager on a server that can access the following sites:

  • https://www.microsoft.com if you do not have a local copy of the WSUS installer
  • https://3pupcontent.solarwinds.com if you plan to evaluate the third party update functionality
  • https://catalog.update.microsoft.com to download Windows updates, patches, and hotfixes

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) requirements

You can configure Patch Manager with Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)—a free plug-in for your Windows Server operating system that downloads software updates from the Microsoft Updates website. Patch Manager allows you to distribute these updates to your managed computers.

See the Microsoft TechNet website for details about activating WSUS on your SolarWinds Patch Manager server. See Manage WSUS using Patch Manager for setup details.

Operating System Supported Versions
Windows Server 2012

WSUS 3.0 SP2 with Microsoft KB2734608

WSUS 6.0

WSUS 6.2

Windows Server 2012 R2 WSUS 6.3
Windows Server 2016

WSUS 10

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) requirements

Optionally, you can configure Patch Manager with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)—a systems management application sold separately that manages computers in a corporate enterprise.

See Set up Patch Manager with SCCM for setup details.

Software Requirements
SCCM
  • SCCM 2007 SP2 or later
  • SCCM 2012
  • SCCM 2012 R2
  • SCCM 1511
  • SCCM 1602
  • SCCM 1606
  • SCCM 1610

Install SCCM on the server before you install SolarWinds Patch Manager.

SQL database server requirements

If you are using a remote SQL database server for the SolarWinds Patch Manager database, ensure that the server meets the following requirements. Your product and your SolarWinds Orion database should use separate servers.

Hardware or Software Requirements
Database

SQL Server 2008

SQL Server 2008 R2

SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1

SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3

SQL Server 2008 SP1

SQL Server 2008 SP2

SQL Server 2008 SP3

SQL Server 2008 SP4

SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012 SP1

SQL Server 2012 SP2

SQL Server 2012 SP3

SQL Server 2014

SQL Server 2014 SP1

SQL Server 2016

Managed systems requirements

Ensure that all 32- and 64-bit client systems managed by Patch Manager meets the following minimum requirements.

Hardware or Software Requirements
Operating system

Windows XP Professional SP3 or later

Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, or Ultimate SP2 or later

Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate

Windows 8

Windows 8.1

Windows 10

Windows Server 2003 SP2 or later

Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 or later

Windows Server 2008 SP2 or later

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2016

Web browser

The following supported Web browsers are used to access the Web Console on the Orion Platform.

Type Supported Versions

Apple® Safari®

Latest version

Google Chrome™

Two most recent versions at the time of shipping

Microsoft Edge Latest version
Microsoft Internet Explorer

IE6, IE7, IE8, IE9, IE10

These browsers are not supported, but are not blocked.

Mozilla® Firefox® Two most recent versions at the time of shipping

Port requirements

The following table lists the port requirements for the SolarWinds Patch Manager server.

Port Type Description
135 TCP (RPC Endpoint Mapper) The SolarWinds Patch Manager server uses this port to establish WMI connections to remote computers. It also uses this port to connect to the Service Control Manager (SCM) when it provisions the WMI providers dynamically on the remote computer.
445 TCP (SMB over TCP) The SolarWinds Patch Manager server uses this port when it provisions the WMI providers to a remote computer.
4092 TCP (Console-to-Server Communication) The SolarWinds Patch Manager Admin Console uses this port to communicate to an independent Application Server role. This is a one-way communication channel that only requires inbound TCP traffic on the application server. In a distributed environment, SolarWinds Patch Manager servers use this port in the same manner for "downstream" communication. For example, the SolarWinds Patch Manager Primary Application Server (PAS) uses port 4092 to communicate with remote SolarWinds Patch Manager servers in secondary server roles.
8787 TCP (Web Console Connections) By default, users connect to the SolarWinds Patch Manager web console server on port 8787.
17777 TCP (SolarWinds Information Service) The SolarWinds Information Service (SWIS) facilities data exchange for the SolarWinds Patch Manager Web Console, along with the web console API. Ensure this port is not blocked on servers running the SolarWinds Patch Manager Web Console server.
1024-65536 Dynamic Ports (DCOM or RPC) WMI technology is based on Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM)/RPC communication. DCOM/RPC allocates the ports used by the server within a dynamic port range. This range is typically between 1024 and 65536. To configure these ports using Windows Firewall on your managed computers, enable the Inbound Rules in the WMI group.