Documentation forLog Analyzer

LA 1.1.1 System Requirements

The following are the system requirements for Log Analyzer (LA) 1.1.1. This version of LA uses Orion Platform version 2018.4. For more information on Orion Platform system requirements, For more information on Orion Platform system requirements, For more information on Orion Platform system requirements, see Orion Platform requirements.

In addition to the below requirements, most LA monitoring requires the monitored server be polled by an Orion Agent for Windows.

Type Requirements
Operating System
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1

End-of-support notice: Orion Platform 2018.4 products are no longer compatible with Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2. To use the new features introduced in Orion Platform 2018.4, upgrade your environment at your earliest convenience.

For evaluation purposes only:

  • Microsoft Windows 10. 64 bit

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 bit (except Win 8.1 Standard edition)
  • MS Azure
Operating System language
  • English (UK or US)
LA database

Physical server or virtual machine

  • Quad core processor or better
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 100 GB - 1 TB of storage capacity on local NTFS disk
  • 1 x 1 Gb dedicated NIC
  • Windows Server 2016 or 2019, Standard or Datacenter Edition
  • Disk requirements: 100 GB/day (1000 EPS)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 SP1 or later
  • Supported collations:
    • English with collation setting SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS
    • English with collation setting SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CS_AS
Authentication Either mixed-mode or Windows authentication. If you require SQL authentication, you must enable mixed mode on your SQL server.
LA/Orion server:

Quad core processor or better

  • Required: 4 cores
  • Recommended: 8 cores

Do not enable Physical Address Extension (PAE).

Hard drive space

15 GB minimum 40 GB recommended

Two 146 GB 15K (RAID 1/Mirrored Settings) hard drives are recommended with a dedicated drive for the server operating system and SolarWinds installation.

During upgrades, the installer needs 2 GB of free space.

Some common files may need to be installed on the same drive as your server operating system. You may want to move or expand the Windows temporary directories.

  • 8 GB minimum
  • 16 GB recommended