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USM Appliance Deployment Requirements

Applies to Product: USM Appliance™ AlienVault OSSIM®

USM Appliance has the following general deployment requirements.

Minimum Hardware Requirements for Virtual Machines

All AlienVault USM Appliance hardware meets the requirement listed in the table below. To achieve sufficient performance, you need to use similar or better hardware to host every AlienVault USM Appliance virtual machine. Hosting USM Appliance virtual machines on inadequate system resources may affect their ability to perform necessary tasks, and also may affect the stated throughput. In addition, if you satisfy the hardware specification but try to run multiple USM Appliance virtual machines on it, the performance degrades.

Warning: In USM Appliance version 5.4, AlienVault updated its Network IDS to include the Hyperscan library, which requires the CPU to support SSSE3 (Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3) instruction set. To check if your CPU contains SSSE3, see our knowledge base article.

USM Appliance Minimum Required Hardware Specifications
Name Value
CPU Type Intel® Xeon E5620
RAM Type DDR3 1333 MHz
Disk Type SAS 10000 RPM (204 MB/s)
Memory Performance (MEMCPY) 3310.32 MiB/s
Disk Performance (random read/write)

15.97 MB/s (120 Mb/s)

Virtual Machine Requirements

The following table lists the system requirements for different AlienVaultUSM Appliance virtual machines. For a more complete list, see the USM Appliance data sheet on the AlienVault website.

Important: The virtual machines must operate in Hardware Virtualization Mode (HVM). Paravirtualization is not supported at this time as the device requires SCSI device Bus (SDx) connectors.

USM Appliance Virtual Machine Requirements
 

USM Appliance All-in-One

Remote Sensor

USM Appliance Standard

1TB

500GB

1TB

250GB

Server

Logger

Sensor

Total Cores1Total Cores are available physical cores without hyperthreading enabled.

8

4

8

RAM (GB)

16

8

24

Storage (TB)

1.0

0.5

1.0

0.25

1.2

1.8

1.2

Virtualization Environment

VMware ESXi 4.x, 5.x, 6.0, and 6.52ESXi 6.5 is only available for USM Appliance version 5.6 and later.

Hyper-V v3.0+ (Windows Server 2008 SP2 and later)

Supported Browsers

AlienVault supports the following browsers. All USM Appliance releases are tested on the most recent version of the browsers and one version prior to the most recent.

Supported Browsers

Browser/Platform

Windows

Mac OS X Linux
Chrome Yes Yes Yes
Edge Yes N/A N/A
Firefox Yes Yes Yes
Internet Explorer 11 Yes N/A N/A
Safari N/A Yes N/A