Physical Host Installation 11.5: Introduction

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The instructions in this guide apply to physical hosts exclusively. See the Virtual Host Installation Guide for RSA NetWitness Platform 11.5 for instructions on how to set up virtual hosts in 11.5.

Go to the Master Table of Contents to find all RSA NetWitness Platform 11.x documents.

Supported Hardware

Series 4S, Series 5, and Series 6.

Refer to the RSA NetWitness Platform Hardware Setup Guides for detailed information on each series type (

Endpoint Log Hybrid Host Hardware Specifications

Series 5 (Dell R730) hardware or Series 6 (Dell R740 hardware. See "(Optional) Task 2 - Install Endpoint Log Hybrid" in Post Installation Tasks for instructions on how to install the Endpoint Log Hybrid.

If you have RSA NetWitness Endpoint 4.x hardware, you can re-purpose it for NetWitness Endpoint Log Hybrid 11.5.

RSA NetWitness UEBA Host Hardware Specifications

S5 (Dell R630 appliance) or S6 (Dell R640) hardware. See "(Optional) Task 3 - Install NetWitness UEBA" in Post Installation Tasks for instructions on how to install NetWitness UEBA.


ModelDell PowerEdge R630xl
Processor TypeIntel Xeon E5 -2680v3

Processor Speed


Number of Cores

Number of Processors

Number of Threads

2.5 GHz





Total Memory256GB

Internal Disk Controller

Dell PERC H730

External Disk ControllerDell PERC H830

SAN Connectivity (HBA) - Optional


Remote Management CardiDRAC8 Enterprise


Total - 6 Drives

2 x 1TB, 2.5" HDD

4 x 2TB, 2.5" HDD



18.4 kg (40.5 lbs)

NIC Card*

On Board

2 x 10 Gb Copper

2 x 10 Gb & 2 x 1Gb Copper

(Other options are available)


H: 4.28 cm (1.68 in.) x

W: 48.23 cm (18.98 in.)

x D: 75.51 cm (29.72 in.)

Power1100W Redundant


4100 BTU/hr (max)

Amps (Spec)1100W / 220VAC = 5A

Actual Amp Draw (Post Startup)

2.1 Amps

Events Per Second (EPS)100K EPS



Network Interface Controller (NIC) card options are available for swap with on-board daughter cards or add ons.

External Attached Storage

If you have external storage devices (for example, DACs or PowerVaults) attached to physical hosts, refer to the Hardware Setup Guides on RSA Link ( for information on how to configure this storage.

Physical Host Installation Workflow

The following diagram illustrates the RSA NetWitness Platform 11.5 Physical Host Installation workflow.

Self-Help Resources

There are several options that provide you with help as you need it for installing and using NetWitness Platform:

Contact RSA Support

If you contact RSA Support, you should be at your computer. Be prepared to provide the following information:

  • The version number of the RSA NetWitness Platform product or application you are using.
  • The type of hardware you are using.

Use the following contact information if you have any questions or need assistance.

RSA Link

In the main menu, click My Cases.

International Contacts (How to Contact RSA Support)

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