Virtualization Manager 2020.2.6 System Requirements
Release date: July 15, 2021
These system requirements define the minimum requirements for VMAN 2020.2.6 and its integration with the Orion Platform as a single installed product. For further deployment and scaling information, see the SolarWinds Virtualization Manager Deployment Guide.
If you are adding VMAN to an existing Orion Platform with multiple Orion Platform products, see the Multi-module system guidelines.
VMAN and the Orion Platform system requirements
Before you install or upgrade VMAN with the Orion Installer, make sure the Orion Platform server meets the following requirements.
See Orion Platform requirements for a more detailed look at the basic requirements needed for Orion Platform products, including detailed database server requirements.
Do not install Orion Platform products on the same server as SolarWinds Access Rights Manager (ARM).
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Recommendations also requires an additional 8 GB.
20 GB (up to 3000 virtual machines)
30 GB (up to 6000 virtual machines)
40 GB (up to 10 000 virtual machines)
If you have more than 10000 virtual machines, SolarWinds recommends adding an APE with the same specifications as the Main Polling Engine for each 10000 VMs.
VMAN downloads and installs the latest required version of the .NET Framework, if it is missing. Save time during the VMAN installation by installing .NET Framework beforehand.
SQL Server 2019
SQL Server 2017
SQL Server 2016 SP1
SQL Server 2016
SQL Server 2014 SP1
SQL Server 2014
SQL Server 2012
SQL Server Express
SolarWinds recommends using SQL Server Express only in evaluations. However, if used in a production environment, consider the following:
Azure SQL Database - see here for detailed Azure SQL Database requirements.
If you're also installing the Orion Log Viewer to enable VMware Events Monitoring functionality, your database must be upgraded to SQL Server 2016 SP1 or newer with full text search configured.
If you need to update your Orion server's version of Windows Server or SQL Server, see the migration guide for Orion Platform products.
See Orion Platform database requirements for more detailed database requirements.
Mozilla Firefox two latest versions
Google Chrome two latest versions
In VMAN 2020.2 and later, some pages are not compatible with IE11. If you are using IE11, you will see a warning message on incompatible pages. SolarWinds recommends using a different browser (such as Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge) for the best user experience with VMAN.
VMAN Orion port requirements
VMAN requires the basic server port requirements needed for the Orion server. See Orion Platform server port requirements for more details.
In addition, VMAN requires port 17799 (Inbound and outbound) to support Container service monitoring in order to communicate with container orchestrators.
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 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:
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Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows 8.1 (except Standard edition)
Windows 8.1 Update 1 (except Standard edition)