Identity Router Virtual Appliance Hardware and Software Requirements

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You deploy the identity router as a virtual appliance in your environment, which must meet the minimum software and hardware requirements for successful deployment.


Virtual Appliance Hardware Requirements

Hardware requirements vary for each deployment. Consult with RSA to determine which hardware profile to use. The identity router image provided by RSA specifies the standard profile by default.

Hardware ComponentStandard Profile (Image Default)High Capacity Profile (if recommended by RSA)
Disk space14 GB14 GB
Memory8 GB16 GB
Virtual CPUs44
Network interface for VMware

Two E1000 virtual network adapters

Two E1000 virtual network adapters
Network interface for Microsoft Hyper-VTwo synthetic network adaptersTwo synthetic network adapters

Note:  For VMware, the identity router supports only the two E1000 virtual network adapters defined in the image. Do not change the default network adapter or add a new virtual network adapter to the virtual appliance.


VMware Software Requirements

You can install the virtual appliance using a VMware administration client such as vSphere, by either connecting to the VMware vCenter Server, or connecting directly to the VMware ESXi host. VMware vCenter Server is not required to deploy the identity router. For VMware host hardware requirements, see the VMware documentation.

Software ComponentSupported Versions
VMware Platform 

VMware ESXi 5.5 to the latest (currently 6.x series)

VMware vSphere ClientAny version that works with the supported ESXi deployments

See VMware Product Interoperability Matrices for a list of supported vCenter versions.





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