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Hardware Requirements

Review the hardware requirements for Netwrix Auditor installation.

Full Installation

The full installation includes both Netwrix Auditor Server and Netwrix Auditor client. This is the initial product installation.

The metrics provided in this section are valid for clean installation on a server without any additional roles or third part applications installed on it. The configuration with SQL Server implies that the instance will be used exclusively by Netwrix Auditor. The use of virtual machine is recommended.

The hardware configuration depends on the size of your monitored environment and the number of activity records processed by the product per day. Use the numbers below only for initial estimations and be sure to correct them based on your data collection and monitoring workflow.

Hardware component Starter, evaluation, or small environment

Regular environment (1m ARs/day or less)

Large environment (1-10m ARs/day)

XLarge environment (10m ARs/day or more)

Only Netwrix Auditor Server

(SQL Server instance will be deployed on another server)

Processor

2 cores

4 cores

 

8 cores

16 cores

RAM

4 GB

8 GB

16 GB

64 GB

Disk space

100 GB—System drive

100 GB—Data drive (Long-Term Archive and SQL Server)

100 GB—System drive

400 GB—Data drive

500 GB—System drive*

1.5 TB—Data drive

Up to 1 TB—System drive*

Up to several TB per year—Data drive

Screen resolution

Minimum 1280 x 1024

Recommended 1920 x 1080 or higher

Minimum 1280 x 1024

Recommended 1920 x 1080 or higher

Minimum 1280 x 1024

Recommended 1920 x 1080 or higher

Minimum 1280 x 1024

Recommended 1920 x 1080 or higher

Others Network capacity 1 Gbit Network capacity 1 Gbit

Netwrix Auditor Server with SQL Server

(SQL Server instance will be deployed on the same server)

Processor

2 cores

4 cores

 

NOTE: In large and xlarge environments, installation of Netwrix Auditor and SQL Server on the same server is not recommended. To ensure Netwrix Auditor operability, deploy a SQL Server instance on a separate server or cluster. Refer to Microsoft guidelines for SQL Server deployment requirements.

RAM

4 GB

16 GB

Disk space

100 GB—System drive

100 GB—Data drive (Long-Term Archive and SQL Server)

100 GB—System drive

1.5 TB—Data drive (Long-Term Archive and SQL Server)

Screen resolution

Minimum 1280 x 1024

Recommended 1920 x 1080 or higher

Minimum 1280 x 1024

Recommended 1920 x 1080 or higher

         

*To ensure audit trail continuity, the product caches some data locally in the Short-Term Archive prior to storing it to the Long-Term Archive. In busy environments and during activity peaks, the cache size may grow significantly and require up to 1 TB. By default, the Long-Term Archive and Short-Term Archive are stored on a system drive. To reduce the impact on the system drive in large and xlarge environments, Netwrix recommends moving your Short-Term Archive and Long-Term Archive to another disk.

Netwrix Auditor informs you if you are running out of space on a system disk where the Long-Term Archive is stored by default. You will see events in the Health log once the free disk space starts approaching the minimum level. When the free disk space is less than 3 GB, all Netwrix services will be stopped.

Review recommendations on how to effectively deploy Netwrix Auditor and its components. See Deployment Options for more information about deploying Netwrix Auditor components (Long-Term Archive and Audit Database) in a separate location.

Client Installation

The client installation includes only Netwrix Auditor client console enables you to connect to the Netwrix Auditor Server installed remotely.

Hardware component Minimum requirements Recommended requirements

Processor

Intel or AMD 32 bit, 2 GHz or any similar

Intel Core 2 Duo 2x or 4x 64 bit, 3 GHz or any similar, preferably a virtual machine

RAM

2 GB

8 GB

Disk space

200 MB

Screen resolution

1280 x 1024

1920 x 1080 and higher

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