The purpose of this article is to provide hardware performance guidelines for a console system of Shavlik Protect.
Note: It's useful to remember that basically the more machines you are managing with Protect, the higher the console system's performance specs should be. These are just basic guidelines.
2 processor cores @ 2GHz or faster
Minimum disk space: 100MB for application, 2GB or more for patch repository, and allow 1.5GB or more for SQL server if using a local database.
Video requirement: 1024 x 768 screen resolution or higher (1280 x 1024 is recommended)
Recommended (250-1000 seat license):
4 processor cores @ 2GHz or faster
High Performance (1000+ seat license):
8 processor cores @ 2GHz or faster
Recommended to use a full version of SQL.
Note: Ideally your Protect console system has enough performance to run both Protect and SQL on the same system. This is recommended to avoid performance degradation due to a poor connection to a remote SQL server. If you use a remote SQL server it's recommended to verify you have a good connection and that your SQL server is not being overloaded.
If Protect is installed within a virtual machine on a hypervisor of any sort, ensure that there is no resource contention limiting its performance.
A full listing of requirements for Protect can be found here: http://community.shavlik.com/docs/DOC-23167
Shavlik Protect 9.x