VMware system requirements to deploy Symantec Brightmail Gateway 9.0

Article:TECH131270  |  Created: 2010-01-25  |  Updated: 2012-02-06  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH131270
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



What are the minimum hardware and software requirements to deploy Symantec Brightmail Gateway 9.0 on VMware ESX/ESXi?


Solution



Supported Configurations for Symantec Brightmail Gateway Virtual Edition:

Description
Recommended
Minimum
Notes
VMware ESX Server
Version 4.0
Version 3.5 update 4
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VMware ESXi Server
Version 4.0
Version 3.5 update 4
-
Disk Space
The disk space requirement will rely on how much data will need to be stored (logs, reporting, message audit logs, spam quarantine, content incident quarantine).  The suggested 90 GB should cover most of the deployments.
90 GB - For Scanner-only virtual machines.
90 GB - For Control Center-only virtual machines.
90 GB - For combined Scanner and Control Center machines.
Memory
4 GB
2 GB
A minimum of 2GB is necessary to run Symantec Brightmail Gateway and the virtual machine.
CPUS
4
2
ESX Server 3.5 and ESXi Server 3.5 are limited to two virtual CPUs per virtual machine. Symantec recommends allocating up to four, based on workload demands and hardware configuration.
Network Interface Cards
1
1
Only 1 network interface card is required per virtual machine.


References
Please see the Getting Started Guide for more information. This is available from the documentation website.



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