Virtual Standalone Sentry requirements

If you are installing Standalone Sentry on a virtual machine (VM), ensure that the minimum requirements are met.

Standalone Sentry tunes its settings based on the available resources.

The following describe the minimum requirements for setting up Standalone Sentry on a VM:

Hard drive

Periodic backups for VMware

VMware requirements (Core and Ivanti Neurons for MDM)

Hyper-V requirements (Core and Ivanti Neurons for MDM)

Minimum memory and CPU requirements for email (VMware and Hyper-V)

Minimum requirements for tunneling (VMware and Hyper-V)

Hard drive

Ivanti, Inc recommends the following:

Configuring only one hard drive on the virtual machine.

Since system performance is directly related to hard disk drive performance, use only high-performance tier 1 storage products.

Periodic backups for VMware

Ivanti, Inc recommends the following:

Take periodic .vmdk backups of your Virtual Appliance as part of your system maintenance.

Use VMware VCB or another VMware-supported backup system.

A backup of the full virtual disk is recommended; VMware snapshots are not sufficient.

VMware requirements (Core and Ivanti Neurons for MDM)

Confirm the following requirements before setting up Standalone Sentry on VMware:

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  • VMware

    • ESXi 7.0

    • ESXi 6.5

    • ESXi 6

    • ESXi 5.1/5.5

  • 64-bit VM

  • Network adapter:

    • E1000

    • VMXNET3

  • VM OS Type:

    • CentOS (64-bit)

    • Other Linux (64-bit)

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (64-bit)
      This setting is intended to ensure successful installation; it does not imply that Ivanti distributes Red Hat.

  • CPU Settings:

    • Shares: Normal

    • Reservation: 900MHz

    • Limit: Unlimited (maximum assigned)

Ivanti supports LSI logic SAS or Parallel SCSI controllers; para-virtualized controllers are not supported at this time. Only E1000 and VMXNET3 network adapters are supported.

Hyper-V requirements (Core and Ivanti Neurons for MDM)

Confirm the following requirements before setting up Standalone Sentry on Hyper-V:

Hyper-V version

- Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
- Microsoft Hyper-V 2016
- Microsoft Hyper-V 2019

64-bit VM

Network adapter

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 requires legacy network adapter.

Minimum memory and CPU requirements for email (VMware and Hyper-V)

The following table shows VM memory and CPU requirements depending on the number of devices your Standalone Sentry supports for email:

Table 2.   Minimum memory and CPU requirements for email (VMware and Hyper-V)

 

Small configuration

Medium configuration

Large configuration

Maximum devices

< 2000 devices

< 8000 devices

< 20,000 devices

Memory

4 GB

6 GB

8 GB

Virtual CPUs **

1

2

4

Memory reservations

Reservations: 4 GB

Reservations: 6 GB

Reservations: 8 GB

Disk

20 GB

30 GB

40 GB

Minimum requirements for tunneling (VMware and Hyper-V)

To calculate the requirements for AppTunnel, see Sizing Calculator for the Access and AppTunnel Sentry.