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, or relays, see their documentation.

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

Deep Security Manager requirements

For a list of agent versions that are compatible with this version of the manager, see Deep Security Agent platforms.

If you'd prefer, you can watch Deep Security 12 - DSM System Requirements and Sizing on YouTube.

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)
Database
  • PostgreSQL 10.x (only Core, Amazon RDS, or Amazon Aurora distributions)
  • PostgreSQL 9.6.x (only Core, Amazon RDS, or Amazon Aurora distributions)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL RDS
  • Azure SQL Database (SaaS) (multi-tenancy is not supported)
  • Oracle 11g, 12c, 18c, 19c, all supported when deployed as software or when used with Amazon RDS

See also Sizing.

  • Deep Security Manager support for PostgreSQL includes any minor versions of compatible PostgreSQL releases.
  • If you are upgrading your Deep Security Manager and are using Microsoft SQL Server 2008, we recommend that you upgrade your database to a supported version before you upgrade your Deep Security Manager.
  • 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.
  • Microsoft SQL Server is only supported when database containment is set to NONE. For details, see this Microsoft webpage on contained databases.
  • Oracle Database Express (XE) is not supported.
  • Oracle container database (CDB) configuration is not supported with Deep Security Manager multi-tenancy.

Deep Security Agent requirements

If you'd prefer, you can watch Deep Security 12 - Agent System Requirements and Sizing on YouTube.

The agent installer permits installation on any supported operating system. RAM and disk space requirements are not checked.

On supported versions of Microsoft Windows, Powershell 4.0 or newer is required to run the agent deployment script.