Hardware Recommendations

for Ocularis 4.2

When assessing the hardware specifications and amount of storage needed, we recommend that you please reach out to one of our partners specializing in servers and storage, as well as the camera manufacturer you will be utilizing.

You may utilize the OnSSI Hardware & Storage Calculator to estimate requirements, but camera and server manufacturers will be able to provide the most accurate estimations of their hardware’s performance.

Ocularis Base Server Software

  • CPU:
    Intel® Core™ i5 or better (if running on a workstation) or Intel® Xeon®, (Dual Core or better recommended)
    RAM:
    Minimum 4 GB (8GB for 64Bit OS)
    Hard Drive:
    500 GB or more for large systems utilizing extensive Video DB Bookmarking. If no bookmarking is being used, then 50 GB is sufficient.
    Operating System:
    • Windows® Server 2012 R2
    • Windows® Server 2008 R2
    • Windows® Server 2012 (64 Bit)
    • Windows® 8.1
    • Windows® 8
    • Windows® 7
    • Windows® Server 2008 (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Windows® 7 Ultimate/ Enterprise/ Professional (32 or 64 bit)
    Note:
    The Ocularis Base can be installed and deployed on any of the RC-E/C/I/P recorder machine(s) and does not require a dedicated server.
    In the specifics case of OC-ES, the Ocularis Base and RC-E Management Server should be on either separate servers or separate Virtual Operating System’s.
    Note:
    Supported in virtual environment.
  • CPU:
    Intel® Core™ i5 or better (if running on a workstation) or Intel® Xeon®, (Dual Core or better recommended)
    RAM:
    Minimum 4 GB (8GB or more recommended when using more than 50 cameras)
    Hard Disk Space:
    Minimum 100 GB free (depends on number of servers, cameras, rules, and logging settings); please refer to the OnSSI Hardware Calculator.
    Operating System:
    • Windows® 7 Ultimate/ Enterprise/ Professional (64 bit)
    • Windows® Server 2008 R2 (64 bit)
    • Windows® 8 Enterprise Pro (64 bit)
    • Windows® Server 2012 (64 bit): Standard and Datacenter
    Software:
    Microsoft® .NET 4.5.1 Framework
    Note:
    Supported in virtual environment
  • RC-E and RC-L Recording Server (or RC-E Failover Recorder)

    CPU:
    Intel® Core™ i5 or better (if running on a workstation) or Intel® Xeon®, (Dual Core or better recommended)
    RAM:
    Minimum 8GB for 64Bit OS
    Hard Disk Space:
    Minimum 100 GB free (depends on number of servers, cameras, rules, and logging settings); please refer to the OnSSI Hardware Calculator.
    Operating System:
    • Windows® 7
    • Windows® 8
    • Windows® Server 2008 64-bit
    • Windows® Server 2012 64 Bit
    • Windows® 7 Ultimate/ Enterprise/ Professional
    Software:
    Microsoft® .NET 4.5.1 Framework
    Note:
    Supported in virtual environment.

    RC-E and RC-L Management Server

    CPU:
    Intel® Xeon®, minimum 2.0 GHz (Dual Core recommended)
    RAM:
    Minimum 4 GB (8 GB recommended)
    Network:
    Ethernet (1 Gbit recommended)
    Graphics Adapter:
    Onboard GFX, AGP or PCI-Express, minimum 1024 x 768, 16-bit color
    Hard Disk Type:
    E-IDE, PATA, SATA, SCSI, SAS (7200 RPM or faster)
    Hard Disk Space:
    Minimum 50 GB free (depends on number of servers, cameras, rules, and logging settings
    Operating System:
    • Windows® 8 Enterprise 64 bit
    • Windows® 8 Pro 64 bit
    • Windows® 7 Ultimate 64 bit
    • Windows® 7 Enterprise 64 bit
    • Windows® 7 Professional 64 bit
    • Windows® Server 2012 64 bit: Standard and Datacenter.
    • Windows® Server 2008 R2 64 bit: Standard, Web, High Performance Computing (HPC), Enterprise, and Datacenter.
    • Windows® Server 2008 64 bit SP2 (Windows® Server 2008 64 bit SP2)

    * To run clustering/failover management servers, you need a Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 Enterprise or Datacenter edition, or a Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012/2012 R2 Standard or Datacenter edition.

    Software:
    Microsoft® .NET 3.5 SP1 and .NET 4.5.1 and Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.1 or newer
    SQL Versions:
    • Microsoft SQL Server® 2008 SP3
    • Microsoft SQL Server® 2008 R2 SP2
    • Microsoft SQL Server® 2012 SP1
    Note:
    • Supported in virtual environment
    • Installation of the RC-E/RC-L Management Server and Ocularis Base components on the same physical/virtual machine is not a supported configuration

    RC-E and RC-L Management Client

    CPU:
    Intel Pentium 4, 2.4 GHz
    RAM:
    Minimum 2GB
    Network:
    Eternet 100Mbit
    Graphics Adapter:
    AGP or PCI-Express, minumum 1024x768 (1280x1024 recommended), 16-bit color
    Hard Disk Space:
    Minimum 1MB free
    Operating System:
    • Microsoft Windows 8 Pro (64-Bit)
    • Microsoft Windows 8.1 pro (64-Bit)
    • Microsoft Windows 8 Enterprise (64-Bit)
    • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise (64-Bit)
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit)
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise (64-Bit)
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64-Bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (64-Bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise (64-Bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Vista Business (64-Bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (64-Bit): Standard and Datacenter
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-Bit): Standard and Datacenter
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (64-Bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-Bit): Standard, Web, High Performance Computing (HPC), Enterprise, and Datacenter
    Software:
    Microsoft .NET 4.5.1 Framework, DirectX 9.0 or newer, and Windows Help (WinHlp32.exe) which you can download from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads
  • CPU:
    Intel® Core™ i5 or better, Intel® Core™ i7 for 20+ Megapixel Streams
    RAM:
    Minimum 4 GB (8GB for 64Bit OS)
    Operating System:
    • Windows® 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Windows® 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Windows® 7 (32 or 64 bit)
    • Windows® Vista
    Graphics Adapter:
    PCI-Express, minimum 256 MB RAM, Direct 3D supported.
    Guidelines for Video RAM:
    20+ simultaneous video channels: 256 MB min
    50+ simultaneous Video Channels: 512MB min
    Note:
    Be conscious of stream type, resolution, and number when designing a client workstation.
    Note:
    Ocularis Client cannot run on a virtual machine. Although, it can connect to any other virtualized components.
  • Hardware Specifications of Ocularis Media Server

    Operating System:
    • Windows® Server 2012
    • Windows® Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
    • Windows® 8 Pro or Enterprise
    • Windows® 7 Ultimate/ Enterprise/ Professional (32 or 64 bit)
    RAM:
    Minimum 4 GB (32-bit systems) or 8 GB (64-bit systems)
    CPU:
    Intel i7 3Ghz or faster required for 2 simultaneous users viewing 18 video streams total (two 3x3 views).
    Note:
    Virtualization is not supported with Ocularis Media Server