System requirements for the virtual appliance
It's imperative that your virtual computer has the proper resources allocated and reserved
beforeyou power on the VM. Otherwise, you will experience disk space or high-memory usage errors. Also, a lack of CPU cores could also result in failure to raise services during the boot sequence and/or an inability to open the
EDR appliance console. Reserving required resources for the virtual appliance | Extending the virtual hard disk size | Virtual appliance installation workflow
System requirements for a virtual appliance installation lists the system requirements for the virtual appliance. These requirements differ if you use
Symantec EDR's endpoint activity recorder feature. The endpoint activity recorder collects data from your endpoints, which is then stored in
Symantec EDR's database. As such,
Symantec EDRrequires more system resources and storage space when the endpoint activity recorder is enabled.
Minimum per VM for production environment without endpoint activity recorder feature
Minimum per VM for production environment with endpoint activity recorder feature
1.5 TB (1 TB hard disk in addition to the VM's existing 500 GB hard disk)
VMware ESXi version 6.5 U1 or later
OVA template ESX 6.5 or later
Refer to your VMware documentation for VMware system requirements and configuration of virtual machines.
Additional requirements are as follows:
- Use the proper block size, depending upon the VMFS version of your system. If your ESXi server is using VMFS-2, then set block size to 4MB or greater.
- If you are using a file system later than VMFS-2, then set block size to 8MB or greater.