System requirements for Symantec AntiVirus 10.1

Article:TECH101699  |  Created: 2006-01-15  |  Updated: 2009-01-10  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH101699
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You need detailed system requirements for Symantec AntiVirus 10.1.


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Symantec AntiVirus requires specific protocols, operating systems and service packs, software, and hardware. All of the requirements that are listed for Symantec AntiVirus components are designed to work with the hardware and software recommendations for the supported Windows and NetWare computers. All computers to which you install Symantec AntiVirus should meet or exceed the recommended system requirements for the operating system that is used.

Review the following requirements before you install Symantec AntiVirus:
  • Required communications ports and protocols
  • Operating system requirements
  • RAM, storage, and application requirements

Required communications ports and protocols
The following table describes the network protocols and ports that must be available to perform the various functions of the product:

FunctionLocationProtocolPort range
General communicationSystem Center, management serversTCP1024–4999
General communicationSystem Center, management servers, clientsTCP2967
General communicationNetWare serversTCP2968
General communicationClientsTCP1024–5000
Client deploymentSystem CenterTCP1024–4999
Client deploymentTarget clients or serversTCP1024–5000
Client deploymentManagement server, target clients or serversTCP139
DiscoveryServersUDP38293
DiscoverySystem CenterUDP1024–4999
ReportingServers and agents

If you set up a database on a remote machine, you must create an alias and ensure that port number is open. The default for SQL Server is TCP 1433.
TCP80
QuarantineCentral Quarantine Server TCP2847, 2848
AMS AlertsServersUDP38037
AMS AlertsServersTCP38293
Legacy managementLegacy servers and clientsUDP2967 and 2968


To install Symantec AntiVirus servers and clients, simple host name resolution must be configured in your environment.


Operating system requirements
The following table describes the operating systems on which each of the components of Symantec AntiVirus 10.1 is supported:

ComponentSupported operating systems
Symantec System Center
  • Windows 2000 Professional/Server/Advanced Server
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows Server 2003 Web/Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter/Storage
Symantec AntiVirus server
  • Windows 2000 Professional/Server/Advanced Server
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows Server 2003 Web/Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter/Storage
  • NetWare 5.1 with Support Pack 8 or higher
  • NetWare 6.0 with Support Pack 5 or higher
  • NetWare 6.5 with Support Pack 2 or higher
Reporting Server
  • Windows 2000 Server/Advanced Server
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard/Enterprise with Support Pack 1 or higher
    You must enable active scripting on your Web browser before using the reporting server from the Symantec System Center or your Web browser.
Reporting Agent
  • Windows 2000 Professional/Server/Advanced Server
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows Server 2003 Web/Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter/Storage
Quarantine Console
  • Windows 2000 Professional/Server/Advanced Server
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows Server 2003 Web/Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter/Storage
Central Quarantine server
  • Windows 2000 Professional/Server/Advanced Server
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows Server 2003 Web/Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter/Storage
Symantec AntiVirus client 32-bit
  • Windows 2000 Professional/Server/Advanced Server
  • Windows XP Home/Professional/Tablet PC
    Windows XP Home is supported only as an unmanaged client
  • Windows Server 2003 Web/Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter/Storage
Symantec AntiVirus client 64-bit
  • Windows XP 64-bit Edition Version 2003
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter/Storage


Note: If Symantec AntiVirus is to be installed on Novell NetWare, the computer from which it is rolled out must run the Novell client for NetWare, rather than the Microsoft client for NetWare.



RAM, storage, and application requirements
In the following table, the requirements describe the amount of RAM and disk storage space that each program uses. These requirements do not take into account the resources that other programs or the operating system use.

Symantec recommends Pentium II or higher processors for all 32-bit components.

ComponentRAMOther requirements
Symantec System Center64 MB
  • 36 MB disk space without snap-ins
  • 337 MB disk space for Reporting snap-in
  • 518 MB disk space for Symantec Endpoint Compliance snap-in
  • 24 MB disk space for AMS snap-in
  • 6 MB disk space for Symantec AntiVirus snap-in
  • 1 MB disk space for Symantec Client Firewall snap-in
  • 130 MB disk space for AntiVirus Server Rollout tool
  • 2 MB disk space for ClientRemote Install snap-in
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 with Service Pack 2 or later
  • Microsoft Management Console version 1.2 or later
    If MMC is not already installed, 3 MB additional disk space (10 MB during installation)

If Microsoft Management Console version 1.2 or later is not on the computer to which you are installing, the installation program will install it.
Windows Symantec AntiVirus server64 MB
  • 140 MB disk space (500 MB temporary disk space during installation)
  • 15 MB disk space for reporting agent files (if you choose to install the reporting agent)
  • Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2
  • Static IP address (recommended)

Symantec AntiVirus does not support the scanning of Macintosh volumes on Windows servers for Macintosh viruses.
NetWare Symantec AntiVirus server15 MB
  • 116 MB disk space (70 MB disk space for server files and 46 MB disk space for the client disk image)
  • 20 MB disk space for AMS2 server files (if you choose to install the AMS2 server)
  • Static IP address (recommended)
AMS2 server10 MB
  • 15 MB disk space for AMS2 server files for Windows
  • 20 MB disk space for AMS2 server files for NetWare
Reporting Server256 MB for 100 clients

512 MB for 1,000 clients

1 GB for
50,000 clients
  • 1.5 GB disk space for 100 clients, or 2 GB disk space for 1,000 clients, or 40 GB disk space for 50,000 clients
  • MSDE 2000 with Service Pack 4 (installable), or Microsoft SQL Server 2000 with Service Pack 1 or later (existing), or Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or later (existing)
  • Internet Information Services 4.0 or later
  • Internet Explorer 5.5 with Service Pack 2 or later
Reporting Agent11 MB15 MB disk space
Quarantine Console64 MB
  • 35 MB disk space
  • Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2 or later
  • Microsoft Management Console version 1.2 or later
    If MMC is not already installed, 3 MB additional disk space (10 MB during installation)

If Microsoft Management Console version 1.2 is not on the computer to which you are installing, the installation program will install it.
Central Quarantine
server
128 MB
  • 40 MB disk space for Quarantine Server
  • 500 MB to 4 GB disk space recommended for quarantined items
  • Internet Explorer 5.5 with Service Pack 2 or later
  • Minimum swap file size of 250 MB

If you are running Windows XP, system disk space usage is increased if the System Restore functionality is enabled.
Symantec AntiVirus client 32-bit64 MB
  • 55 MB disk space
  • Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2 or later

Terminal Server clients that connect to a computer with antivirus protection have the following additional requirements:
  • Microsoft Terminal Server RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) client
  • Citrix Metaframe (ICA) client 1.8 or later if using Citrix
Symantec AntiVirus antivirus client 64-bit80 MB
  • 70 MB disk space
  • Internet Explorer 5.5 with Service Pack 2 or later
  • Intel processors that support Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel EM64T)
  • AMD 64-bit Opteron and Athlon processors


Note: In Symantec AntiVirus 10.1, silent installations do not check whether Internet Explorer 5.5 with Service Pack 2 or later is installed on computers when it is required. If the target computers do not have the correct version of Internet Explorer, the installation fails without informing you.





References
For information about Symantec AntiVirus for Linux 1.0, read System requirements for Symantec AntiVirus for Linux 1.0.





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