System Requirements with WhatsUp Gold

System Requirements

These are the latest system requirements for WhatsUp Gold.

Operating System:

Microsoft Windows Server 2016, 2019, or 2022

Processor:

Quad-Core

Memory:

8 GB

Storage (installation):

25 GB

Database:

SQL Server 2022 Express Edition included by default

Recommended Browsers:

Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox

Hardware Requirement Guidelines

Hardware requirements vary depending on the WhatsUp Gold configuration. Increasing the number of monitored devices, the number of monitors, types of monitors, polling intervals, and other configuration options can result in additional load on the server and database. Hardware configuration adjustments may be required to optimize performance for your environment.

Minimum server recommendations

100 Devices /500 Metrics*minimum required 2,500 Devices /12,500 Metrics*minimum required 20,000 Devices / 100,000 Metrics*minimum required
Processor(s)Quad-coreQuad-coreQuad-core
Processor speed2.6 GHz or more2.6 GHz or more2.6 GHz or more
RAM8 GB16 GBWhatsUp Gold Server: 16 GB Dedicated SQL Server: 32 GB (64 GB recommended)
Database typeSQL Server 2022 Express EditionDedicated SQL Server 2017/2019/2022Dedicated SQL Server 2017/2019/2022
Hard drive25 GB or more free space

OS/Application - 15 GB or more free space in RAID 1

Database files - 4 x 100 GB in RAID 10

OS/Application - 15 GB or more free space in RAID 1

Database files - 8 x 250 GB in RAID 10

Log files - 2 x 100 GB in RAID 0

Temp database files - 2 x 250GB in RAID 0

Network interface cardMinimum 100 Mbps (1 Gbps preferred)100 Mbps (1 Gbps preferred)1 Gbps
Sound cardSAPI-capable sound card required for Text-to-Speech actionsSAPI-capable sound card required for Text-to-Speech actionsSAPI-capable sound card required for Text-to-Speech actions

*Each data point stored in the database counts as a metric and WhatsUp Gold may collect more than one metric per monitor.

Additional Technical References

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Additional Technical References with WhatsUp Gold

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