System requirements for Engineer's Toolset for the Web

The following sections list the minimum system requirements and recommendations for your base Orion Platform server.

Installing multiple SolarWinds Orion Platform products on the same computer may change the requirements. For details on multi-module requirements, see the Multi-module system guidelines.

Hardware requirements

SolarWinds strongly suggests using the recommended hardware configuration to avoid potential performance issues caused by a heavy load or custom configurations such as increased data retention or more frequent polling intervals.

The minimum hardware configuration is sufficient if you are evaluating the product or do not anticipate heavy usage.

Hardware Requirements

CPU speed

Quad core, 2.5 GHz or better

Do not enable Physical Address Extension (PAE) if running on an x86 processor.

Hard drive space

10 GB minimum

20 GB recommended

Some common files may need to be installed on the same drive as your server's operating system.

Memory

4 GB minimum

8 GB recommended

Software requirements

The following table lists software requirements and recommendations for an Engineer's Toolset for the Web installation.

  • SolarWinds does not support installing Engineer's Toolset for the Web on domain controllers.
  • SolarWinds neither recommends nor supports the installation of any Orion Platform product on the same server, or using the same database server, as a Research in Motion (RIM) Blackberry server.
Software Requirements

Operating system

Production Evaluation Only
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2012, and 2012 R2. IIS must be installed.
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8 (except for Standard Edition)
  • Windows 8.1 (except for Standard Edition)
  • Windows 10
 

End of Support
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 a newer version of Windows Server at your earliest convenience.

Operating system languages

  • English
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Simplified Chinese

IP address version

IPv4

IPv6 implemented as a dual stack. For more information, see RFC 4213 - Basic Transition Mechanisms for IPv6 Hosts and Routers.

CIDR notation is not supported for IPv6 addresses.

Web server

Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS), version 7.5 or later

  • DNS specifications require that host names be composed of alphanumeric characters (A-Z, 0-9), the minus sign (-), and periods (.). Underscore characters (_) are not allowed. For more information, see RFC 952 - DOD Internet Host Table Specification.
  • If it's not already installed, IIS is installed by the SolarWinds installer. You can install IIS manually before installing your SolarWinds product to reduce installation time or save network bandwidth.
  • SolarWinds products are not compatible with IIS version 6.0 installations that use web gardens.

.NET Framework

.NET 4.5.2

Compatible with 4.6.1

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
  • Safari for iPhone
Other

MSMQ, RabbitMQ

User privileges

SolarWinds recommends that administrators have local administrator privileges to ensure full functionality of local SolarWinds tools. Accounts limited to the Orion Web Console do not require administrator privileges.

Orion SQL database requirements

For best performance, you should install your SolarWinds Orion SQL database on a server that is separate from where you are installing Engineer's Toolset for the Web and any other Orion Platform products that you have.

Requirements  

SQL Server

SolarWinds supports Express, Standard, or Enterprise versions of the following:

  • SQL Server 2008, 2008 SP1, 2008 SP2, 2008 SP3, or 2008 SP4

  • SQL Server 2008 R2, 2008 R2 SP1, 2008 R2 SP2, or 2008 R2 SP3

  • SQL Server 2012, 2012 SP1, 2012 SP2, or 2012 SP3 (also with AlwaysOn Availability Groups)
  • SQL Server 2014 (also with AlwaysOn Availability Groups) or 2014 SP1
  • SQL Server 2016

Important End of Support
Microsoft SQL Server: Support for SQL 2008 and 2008 R2 is deprecated as of this release. Future releases of Engineer's Toolset for the Web and other Orion Platform products will no longer support using SQL 2008 or 2008 R2 as your database server. SolarWinds recommends that you upgrade to a newer version of Microsoft SQL Server at your earliest convenience.

  • SolarWinds strongly recommends using the 64-bit version of SQL Server.
  • The SolarWinds-ToolsetOnTheWeb-v11.0-FullWithSQL installer package includes an option to also install SQL Server 2014 Express. This is recommended for evaluations only.
  • Due to latency effects, SolarWinds does not recommend installing your SQL Server and your SolarWinds Orion Server in different locations across a WAN.
  • Either mixed-mode or SQL authentication must be supported.
  • If you are managing your Orion database, SolarWinds recommends you install SQL Server Management Studio.
  • You can set the database recovery model to Full recovery mode only if you use Always On Availability. We strongly recommend using Simple recovery mode to ensure the best performance.

CPU

Quad core processor

Hard drive space

20 GB minimum

40 GB recommended

Per Windows standards, some common files may need to be installed on the same drive as your server operating system.

Memory

4 GB minimum

8 GB recommended

Additional memory improves both performance and reliability.

Authentication

Either mixed-mode or SQL authentication

Other software

If you are managing your Orion SQL database, SolarWinds recommends you install SQL Server Management Studio.

The Installation Wizard installs the following required x86 components if they are not found on your Orion database server:

  • SQL Server System Common Language Runtime (CLR) Types - Orion products use secure SQL CLR stored procedures for selected, non-business data operations to improve overall performance.
  • Microsoft SQL Server Native Client
  • Microsoft SQL Server Management Objects

Port Requirements

Review and open the needed ports for the Orion Platform and Engineer's Toolset for the Web.

 

Ports used by the Orion Server, all Orion Platform products

Port Protocol Service/
Process
Direction Description
22 TCP sshd

Outbound

Used to install an agent on Linux computers through SSH and SFTP or SCP.

17778 TCP

Orion Module Engine

SolarWinds Agent

Inbound Used continuously by agents to communicate back to the Orion server. Also used to deploy an agent.
17790 TCP

Orion Module Engine

SolarWinds Agent

Outbound Used to communicate with the Orion server.
17791 TCP

Orion Module Engine

SolarWinds Agent

Inbound Used continuously by agents to communicate back to the Orion server. Also used to deploy an agent.

 

Additional port used by the Orion Server, Engineer's Toolset for the Web

Port Protocol Service/
Process
Direction Description
443 TCP ssh

Outbound

Used for a secured SSH connection during tool use.