Virtual Enterprise Connector requirements

If you are installing a virtual Enterprise Connector, ensure that the minimum requirements described in this section are met.

Storage devices

The table below lists the requirements for storage devices.

Table 24.   Storage device requirements




90% Operations < xxx mS

Random Read


3 MBps

10 mS

Random Write


15 MBps

4 mS

* RAID controller may have to be specifically configured in order to achieve high Random Write IOPS - (e.g. Disk Cache: Enabled, Default Write: Write Back with BBU)

Ivanti recommends configuring only one hard drive per virtual machine.

System performance is directly related to storage device performance. We recommend using only high-performance tier 1 storage products.

Enterprise Connector components

The following table lists the requirements for the following Enterprise Connector components.

Table 25.   Enterprise Connector component requirements



Hard drive

We recommend configuring only one hard drive on the virtual machine. System performance is directly related to hard disk drive performance. We recommend using only high-performance tier I storage products.

Backup VMware

Ivanti recommends taking 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.


Confirm the following requirements before beginning setup of the Virtual Enterprise Connector:

  • VMware ESXi versions 6.5, 6.7, 7.0 with data stores created
  • 64-bit VM
  • 2 GB Memory
  • 40 GB Disk
  • Two CPU cores with min clock rate of 2 GHz
  • Boot from BIOS firmware
  • Network adapter
    • E1000
    • VMXNET 3
  • VM OS Type: CentOS 7.4 (64-bit)

    This setting is intended to ensure successful installation; it does not imply that Ivanti distributes Red Hat.

  • CPU Settings:

    • Shares: Normal
    • Reservation: 900 MHz
    • Limit: Unlimited (maximum assigned)
  • Memory Settings:

    • Shares: Normal
    • Reservation: 1.5 GB
    • Limit: Unlimited (maximum assigned)


  • Download link or package (ISO) from Ivanti EPMM Support
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
    Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
    Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016
  • 64-bit Generation 1 VM
  • 2 GB Memory
  • 20 GB Disk
  • Two CPU cores with min clock rate of 2 GHz
  • Boot from BIOS firmware
  • Minimum 4 GB RAM
  • Network adapter
    * Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 requires legacy network adapter


Connector can run on a Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) as follows:

  • Download link or package (ISO) from Ivanti EPMM Support at
  • Minimum configuration of host machine:

    • Quad Ivanti EPMM CPU with min clock rate of 2 GHz
    • 16 GB RAM
    • 8 GB guest memory:

    Performance data for different CPU, RAM, and memory configurations is not available.

  • Supported KVM version: QEMU emulator version 2.0.0 (Debian 2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.22)
    Ivanti EPMM supports only this KVM version, but later versions are compatible.

  • Supported Virtual Machine Manager version: 0.9.5
    Ivanti EPMM supports only this Virtual Machine Manager version, but later versions are compatible.*

  • Supported Linux distribution: Ubuntu Server version 14.04
    Ivanti EPMM supports only this Linux distribution, but other Linux distributions are compatible.

  • In the Virtual Machine Manager, when creating a new virtual machine, select Generic for the OS type and the Version.
  • Boot from BIOS firmware

For more information about setting up KVM, see

* For definitions of supported and compatible versions, refer to the latest Ivanti EPMM release notes.

Gather required Enterprise Connector information

Enterprise Connector is an optional alternative for integrating with your network. Use the following table to gather and record Enterprise Connector information before installation.

Table 26.   Enterprise Connector Information




Licensing agreement information

The company name, contact person name, and contact person email address for the end-user licensing agreement.


IP Address

IP address defined for the Connector and the corresponding netmask.



Fully-qualified domain name for the Connector.


“enable secret” password

The Ivanti EPMM password to be defined for enabling access to Privileged and Configuration modes.


Administrator User Name

The user name to define for the Ivanti EPMM administrator.


Administrator Password

The Ivanti EPMM Administrator password must contain the following elements:

  • At least 8 characters.
  • At least 1 alphabetic character.
  • At least 1 numeric character.
  • Cannot have 4 or more repeating characters.
  • Cannot be the same as the user ID.
  • May contain Unicode characters, except for CLI access.

Users cannot change a password more than once during a 24 hour period.


Physical Interface

The physical interface to use. Enter a or b.


Default Gateway

The IP address of the router used to forward traffic to destinations outside of the local network or subnet.


Name Server 1, 2, 3

The IP address of a network name server (a DNS server, for example). You must specify at least one name server.


Remote Shell via SSH?

Specifies whether you want to configure remote shell access via SSH.


NTP Server 1, 2, 3

Specifies the IP address of an optional reliable time source. We recommend specifying an NTP server. If you do not, you will have the opportunity to set the system clock and date.