Documentation forEngineer's Toolset

Requirements for installing Engineer's Toolset for Desktop 2022.3

Release date: September 28, 2022

Engineer's Toolset for Desktop has some base requirements that need to be met for full working operation.

System requirements for Engineer's Toolset for Desktop

The following table lists the hardware and software system requirements for your SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset for Desktop installation.

To see system requirements for Engineer's Toolset for the Web, click here.

Hardware/Software Requirements
Operating System
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
CPU 500 MHz
Hard drive space 3 GB
Memory 128 MB
.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and 4.0
Web browser
  • Internet Explorer versions 8 and later
  • Firefox version 40.0
  • Chrome version 44.0

Port requirements for Engineer's Toolset for Desktop

Review and open ports for Engineer's Toolset for Desktop to support communication for various tools in the set.

Port Protocol Service/

Direction Description
7 TCP WAN Killer

Inbound / Outbound

Use port 7 to generate traffic going both ways. When data is sent to port 7 (echo), all traffic that is received by the target device will be sent back to WAN Killer. This will generate a load in both directions.


WAN Killer

Outbound Use port 9 (discard) to generate one-way traffic. Port 9 discards all data when received.
25 TCP

Sending emails

69 UDP

TFTP Server

514 UDP Syslog Server Inbound Allows you to listen for incoming Syslog messages.


  Netflow Realtime Inbound  
17779 HTTP SolarWinds Toolset Integration Inbound to the Orion server SolarWinds Toolset Integration over HTTP.


HTTPS SolarWinds Toolset Integration Inbound to the Orion server SolarWinds Toolset Integration over HTTPS.