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Industrial Security Hardware Requirements

Enterprise networks can vary in performance, capacity, protocols, and overall activity. Resource requirements to consider for Industrial Security deployments include raw network speed, the size of the network being monitored, and the configuration of Industrial Security.

The following chart outlines some basic hardware requirements for operating Industrial Security:

Version Installation scenario RAM Processor Hard Disk
All Versions Industrial Security managing up to 50,000 hosts * (**) 2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM recommended) 1 dual-core 2GHz CPU 20 GB HDD minimum.
Industrial Security managing more than 50,000 hosts ** Memory: 4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM recommended) 1 dual-core 2 GHz CPU (2 dual-core recommended) 20 GB HDD minimum

*The ability to monitor a given number of hosts depends on the bandwidth, memory, and processing power available to the system running NNM.

**For optimal data collection, NNM must be connected to the network segment via a hub, spanned port, or network tap to have a full, continuous view of the network traffic.

Note: Please research your VM software vendor for comparative recommendations, as VMs typically see up to a 30% loss in efficiency compared to dedicated servers.

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