Recommendations below refer to the product deployment in a in a regular environment, that is, with not more than 1 million of activity records generated per day:
- Prepare a physical or a virtual machine meeting the following requirements:
Hardware component Requirement
RAM 16 GB recommended Disk space
100 GB on system drive
1.5 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 on the same VM. 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.