System requirements

Each part of a Deep Security deployment has its own system requirements.

Requirements vary by version. For older versions of Deep Security Manager, agents, relays, or virtual appliances, see their documentation:

If you plan to operate Deep Security in FIPS mode, see FIPS 140-2 support for additional requirements.

Deep Security Manager

For a list of agents versions that are compatible with this version of Deep Security Manager, see Deep Security Agent platforms .

System component Requirements
Minimum memory (RAM)

Minimum RAM requirements depend on the number of agents that are being managed. See Deep Security Manager sizing.


On Linux, reserved system memory is separate from process memory. Therefore, although the installer's estimate might be similar, it will detect less RAM than the computer actually has. To verify the computer's actual total RAM, log in with a superuser account and enter:
grep MemTotal /proc/meminfo
Minimum disk space 1.5 GB (200 GB recommended)
Operating system
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (64-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2016 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2 (64-bit)

Deep Security Manager for AWS Marketplace requires AWS Linux (64-bit).

Database
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Oracle Database 12c
  • Oracle Database 11g
  • PostgreSQL 9.6.x (only Core or Amazon RDS distributions)
  • Microsoft SQL RDS or Oracle RDS
  • Azure SQL Database (SaaS) (multi-tenancy is not supported)

Disk space required varies by the size of the deployment, data retention, and frequency of logging. See Sizing.

Minimum free disk space = (2 x database size) + transaction log

For example, if your database plus transaction log is 40 GB, you must have 80 GB (40 x 2) of free disk space for database schema upgrades. To free disk space, delete any unnecessary event log data and transaction logs.

  • Microsoft SQL Server Express is only supported in very limited deployments. See Microsoft SQL Server Express considerations.
  • Microsoft SQL Server service packs for these versions are also supported.
  • Oracle Database Express (XE) is not supported.
  • Oracle container database (CDB) configuration is not supported with Deep Security Manager multi-tenancy.
  • Apache Derby, which provided an embedded database for proof-of-concept and testing in previous versions of Deep Security, is not supported anymore.
Web browser

Cookies must be enabled.

  • Firefox 52.0 or higher
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or higher, or Edge
  • Google Chrome 57 or higher
  • Apple Safari 9 or higher (for Mac)
Monitor 1024 x 768 resolution at 256 colors or higher
Supported Deep Security Agent, Relay, or Virtual Appliance versions
  • Deep Security Agent, Relay, or Virtual Appliance 11.0
  • Deep Security Agent, Relay, or Virtual Appliance 10.3
  • Deep Security Agent, Relay, or Virtual Appliance 10.2
  • Deep Security Agent, Relay, or Virtual Appliance 10.1
  • Deep Security Agent, Relay, or Virtual Appliance 10.0
  • Deep Security Agent, or Relay 9.6
Relays must be 64-bit. 32-bit relays are not supported.

For some platforms, the supported versions of Deep Security Agent listed above do not exist. Deep Security Manager 11.0 supports older agents on some platforms. See Deep Security Agent platforms for a complete list of agents supported with Deep Security 11.0.

When using an older agent, you must go to Administration > System Settings > Update and select Allow supported 8.0 and 9.0 Agents to be updated. Otherwise Deep Security will conserve disk space by not downloading older update formats.

Deep Security Agent 11.0

System component Requirements

Minimum memory (RAM)

Total system memory

Requirements vary by OS version and the features that you enable. See Deep Security Agent and Relay sizing.
Minimum disk space See Deep Security Agent and Relay sizing.
Operating system

For compatible Docker and OS platforms, see Deep Security Agent platforms .

On supported versions of Microsoft Windows, you must have at least Powershell version 4.0 to run the agent deployment script.

Deep Security Virtual Appliance

Because Deep Security Virtual Appliance uses the same protection modules as Deep Security Agents, if you import an update to the 64-bit Deep Security Agent for Red Hat, it may notify you that new software is available for the Virtual Appliance, like it does for Red Hat agents.

VMware does not support running nested ESXi servers in production environments. For more information, see the VMware Knowledge Base article.
System component Requirements
CPU

64-bit, Intel-VT or AMD-V present and enabled in BIOS

2 vCPU

Minimum memory (RAM)

Varies by the number of VMs being protected. See Deep Security Virtual Appliance sizing.

Minimum disk space 40 GB
VMware
  • VMware vCenter 6.7 with ESXi 6.7 (supported by Deep Security Manager 11.0 Update 1 and later)
  • VMware vCenter 6.5 with ESXi 6.0 or 6.5
  • VMware vCenter 6.0 with ESXi 6.0
  • VMware Tools on each ESXi host (including Guest Introspection)
  • VMware NSX Manager 6.3 or later
    VMware vSphere 6.5a is the minimum supported version with NSX for vSphere 6.3.0.

For details, see the VMware compatibility matrix.

For more information about VMware product interoperability, see VMware Interoperability Matrices.

vSwitches vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS)
Guest operating system
Supported Deep Security features vary by platform. See Supported features by platform.

For information on vSphere versions that are compatible with the operating system listed below, see this VMware Compatibility Guide.

Windows

  • Windows Server 2016 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 10 RS2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Linux

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (64-bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • CentOS 7 (64-bit)
  • CentOS 6 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Oracle Linux 7 (64-bit)
  • Oracle Linux 6 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • SUSE 12 (64-bit)
  • SUSE 11 SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (64-bit)
  • Debian 8 (64-bit)

Deep Security Notifier

If installed, Deep Security Notifier appears in the Windows system tray. If anti-malware is licensed and enabled, it indicates the statuses of Deep Security Agent, or the status of a VM protected by a Deep Security Virtual Appliance. Supported platforms include:

  • Windows Server 2016 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit)