CCS VM Hardware Requirements
I've been going through the various official documents...
According to the CCS VM install guide, requirements are thus:
server dedicated server with no IPS, IDS, or virus protection
processor 2 GHz
RAM 2 GB (32-bit), 8 GB (64-bit)
disk space 80 GB + for a console/scan engine combination;
10 GB + for a scan engine only
network interface card (NIC) 100 Mbps
NOTE: The 64-bit configuration is recommended for enterprise-scale deployments. For smaller deployments, the 32-bit configuration may be sufficient.
That said, according to the admin guide for the same product...
• processor: 2x Intel quad-core Xeon 55xx "Nehalem" CPUs (2 sockets, 8 cores, and 16 threads total)
• RAM: 48-96 GB with error-correction code (ECC) memory; some 2-socket LGA1366 motherboards can support up to 144GB, with 8GB DDR3 modules
• storage: 8-12 x 7200RPM SATA/SAS hard drives, either 3.5" or 2.5" (if the chassis can only support that many drives in this form factor); total capacity should be 1+TB
• network interface card (NIC): 2 x 1GbE (one for scans, and one for redundancy or for a privatemanagement subnet)
96GB of ram for a vulnerability scanner sounds quite excessive... which of these figures are accurate? (I've attached both guides)