Risk Advisor System Requirements


Technical requirements

The technical requirements for Risk Advisor depend on the potential number of scanned hosts in your environment.

The minimum technical requirements for Risk Advisor are:

  • CPUs/cores: 2 Intel/AMD (4 recommended)
  • RAM: 8 GB (64-bit operating system)
  • Free disk space: 100 GB
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition 64-bit
  • Oracle 11g Standard Edition installed with full database administrator rights

Environments covered by Risk Advisor


  • EMC VPLEX, Symmetrix, Isilon, VNX
  • Hitachi Data Systems
  • HP XP, 3PAR
  • NetApp filers, V-Filer
  • IBM DS 3xxx, DS5xxx, DS6xxx, DS8xxx, XIV, SVC

SAN Switches

  • Brocade
  • Cisco MDS family
  • Cisco UCS SAN switches
  • HP vConnect

SAN Management Systems

  • Brocade Network Advisor
  • NetApp OnCommand
  • Cisco DCNM
  • HDS Command Suite

Operating systems

  • Windows 2000 and above
  • HP-UX 11 and above
  • Solaris 8 and above
  • RedHat Linux AS 3 and above
  • SuSE Linux 8 and above
  • IBM AIX 4 and above


  • Oracle 8.1.7+
  • MS SQL Server 2000 SP3
  • Sybase 12.5+
  • IBM UDB 8.1+

Application Servers

  • IBM WebSphere
  • Oracle WebLogic
  • Apache Tomcat


  • VMware
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • IBM PowerVM
  • Oracle Solaris LDOM


  • Symantec Cluster Server powered by Veritas
  • HP ServiceGuard (MC/SG), PolyServer
  • IBM HA/ CMP (PowerHA)
  • Sun Cluster
  • Microsoft MSCS
  • SUSE Linux Cluster
  • Red Hat Cluster
  • Oracle RAC


  • EMC TimeFinder, SRDF, MirrorView, SnapView, RecoverPoint
  • NetApp SnapMirror, SnapShots, SnapVault
  • Hitachi Data Systems TrueCopy, ShadowImage, UniversalReplicator
  • Oracle DataGuard, Golden Gate
  • IBM FlashCopy, FlashCopy/SE, Metro Mirror, Global Mirror, Global copy
  • Zerto Replication


  • Veritas Dynamic Multi Pathing
  • EMC PowerPath
  • HP PVLinks, HPDM
  • RedHat Linux MPIO
  • Hitachi Data Systems HDLM
  • NetApp DSM

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