Recommendations below refer to the product deployment in a in a regular environment (500 — 1000 users, approximately up to 1 million of activity records generated per day):
- Prepare a physical or a virtual machine meeting the following requirements:
Hardware component Requirement
16 - 32 GB
200 GB on system drive
0.5 - 1 TB or more on data drive (capacity required for SQL Server and Long-Term Archive)
Recommended 1920x1080 or higher
- Download and install Netwrix Auditor on that machine. Deploy the required number of Netwrix Auditor clients on the remote Windows machines.
NOTE: Client-server connection requires user sign-in. You can automate this process, as described in the Automate Sign-in to Netwrix Auditor Client section.
- When prompted to configure the Audit database settings, proceed with installing SQL Server Express Edition with Advanced Services. As an option, you can install SQL Server on a dedicated machine. See SQL Server and Audit Database for more information.
Alternatively, you can install Netwrix Auditor as a virtual appliance on your VMware vSphere or Hyper-V virtualization server. For more information on this deployment option, refer to the Virtual Appliance page.