OpManager MSP - System Requirements

The system requirements mentioned below are the minimum requirements for the specified number of devices. The sizing requirements may vary based on the load.

Hardware requirements

Central Server



 Hard Disk

Intel Xeon 3.5 GHz 4 cores/ 8 threads or higher.
CPUs with a total combined PassMark score of 7,000 or higher

 16 GB or higher

 100 GB minimum

Probe Server



 Hard Disk

Intel Xeon 3.5 GHz 4 cores/ 8 threads or higher

 16 GB

 40 GB minimum

Note : 

  • CPU recommendation for deployments use the ®PassMark score. To learn more, click here.
  • We strongly recommend assigning a dedicated machine for OpManager MSP.
  • For 1000 devices, 5000 monitors and 5000 interfaces with default monitoring interval and default database retention, OpManager MSP utilizes about 1 GB/day of disk space. The number may vary based on the entities monitored in your environment & other factors like events generated, Syslogs, Traps etc.

Software Requirements

The following table lists the recommended software requirements for both OpManager MSP central and probe server installation.


Minimum versions required for Evaluation 

Version requirements for Production 

 Windows OS

Windows 10 (or) Windows Server 2012 

Windows Server 2022/ 2019/ 2016/ 2012 R2/ 2012

 Linux OS

Ubuntu 14 to 20.04/ CentOS 7/ Fedora 31/ Red Hat 7 to 9.1/ Opensuse 15​

​Ubuntu 14 to 20.04/ Red Hat version 7 to 9.1/ CentOS Stream 8/ CentOS 7


Chrome/ Firefox/ Edge

Chrome (preferred)/ Firefox/ Edge

User Privilege: Local administrator privileges required for OpManager MSP installation.

Port Requirements

The following table summarizes the ports and protocols that OpManager MSP uses for communication.

Ports used by Central
Ports used by Probe

Note : 

  • Outbound websocket protocol should be enabled in the Probe Server and inbound websocket protocol should be enabled in the Central Server.
  • Ports to be opened in Firewall for installations with public access: Open only the 8061 Secure Port for the Central Server.

Database Requirements

The following table lists the basic requirements for your OpManager MSP database server.


  • Comes bundled with the product
  • In case of failover, please use MS SQL.

Microsoft SQL

1. Supported versions:

SQL 2017 | SQL 2016 | SQL 2014 | SQL 2012 | SQL 2008

2. Important Notices:

1. For production use 64 bit versions of SQL
2. Recovery mode should be set to SIMPLE.
3. SQL and OpManager MSP should be in the same LAN. Currently WAN based SQL installations are not supported.

3. Collation:

  • English with collation setting (SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS)
  • Norwegian with collation setting (Danish_Norwegian_CI_AS)
  • Simplified Chinese with collation setting (Chinese_PRC_CI_AS)
  • Japanese with collation setting (Japanese_CI_AS)
  • German with collation setting (German_PhoneBook_CI_AS)

4. Authentication:

Mixed mode (MSSQL and Windows Authentication).

5. BCP:

The "bcp.exe" and "bcp.rll" must be available in the OpManager MSP bin directory.

The BCP utility provided with Microsoft SQL Server is a command line utility that allows you to import and export large amounts of data in and out of SQL server databases quickly. The bcp.exe and bcp.rll will be available in the MSSQL installation directory. If MSSQL is in a remote machine, copy bcp.exe and bcp.rll files and paste them in the <\OpManager MSP\bin> directory.

The SQL server version compliant with the SQL Native Client must be installed in the same Server.

List of Ports to be opened in Firewall for Probe Server:

For device discovery

  • If your device only supports WMI, you will need to keep the ports 135 and 445 open.
  • If TCP is supported by your device, open the ports 5000 - 6000.

For data collection and monitoring of devices

Open the below ports in the firewall to ensure uninterrupted monitoring of your devices.

  • SNMP-161(UDP) - Bidirectional
  • SNMP Traps- 162(UDP)- Unidirectional (From monitored device to OpManager MSP server)
  • Telnet- 23(TCP)- Bidirectional
  • SSH- 22(TCP)- Bidirectional
  • ICMP- Used to check the availability status and to add a device. - Bidirectional
  • Default syslog port 514(UDP)- Unidirectional (From monitored device to OpManager MSP server)

Note: OpManager MSP uses ICMP for its initial discovery of devices. If your device does not support ICMP, discovering it via 'Discovery Profile' is not possible. You will only be able to discover the device through 'Add Device' or 'CSV file' options.