Hardware Recommendations

for Ocularis Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate

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

  • CPU:
    Intel Core i3 or better
    RAM:
    4 GB (8 GB if using 64-bit OS)
    Hard Drive:
    Minimum 250 GB (dependent of recording/archiving needs)
    Operating System:
    • Microsoft Windows® 7 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise (32 & 64-bit)
    • Microsoft Windows® 8 / 8.1 (Standard, Professional, Enterprise) (32 or 64 bit)
    • Microsoft Windows 10 (Professional, Enterprise)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 (Standard, Enterprise) (32 or 64 bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 (Standard, Enterprise) (32 or 64 bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 (Standard, Datacenter) (32 or 64 bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 R2 (Standard, Datacenter) (32 or 64 bit)
    Software:
    Microsoft .NET 4.5 Framework; IIS 6.0 or newer
  • CPU:
    Intel Core i3 or better
    RAM:
    Minimum 4 GB
    Operating System:
    • Microsoft Windows® 7 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise (32 or 64 bit)
    • Microsoft Windows® 8 / 8.1 (Standard, Professional, Enterprise) (32 or 64 bit)
    • Microsoft Windows 10 (Professional, Enterprise)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 (Standard, Enterprise) (32 or 64 bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 (Standard, Enterprise) (32 or 64 bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 (Standard, Datacenter) (32 or 64 bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 R2 (Standard, Datacenter) (32 or 64 bit)
  • Core Server:

    Recommended:
    CPU : Intel Core i7-4930K @ 3.40GHz or Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 @ 2.60GHz
    RAM : 16 GB (< 1000 video channels) , 24 GB (> 1000 video channels)
    HDD : 500 GB free disk space @ 7200 RPM for OS and Applications
    Additional storage as required for video storage
    Network : Ethernet with 1000 MBit/s
    Minimum:
    CPU : Intel Core i3 M 370 @ 2.40GHz
    RAM : 8 GB
    HDD : 100 GB free disk space for OS and Applications
    Additional storage as required for video storage
    Network : Ethernet with 1000 MBit/s
    Operating System:
    • Microsoft Windows® 7 (Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise) 64-bit
    • Microsoft Windows® 8 / 8.1 (Standard, Professional, Enterprise) 64-bit
    • Microsoft Windows 10 (Professional, Enterprise)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 (Standard, Enterprise) 64-bit
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 (Standard, Enterprise) 64-bit Recommended
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 (Standard, Datacenter) 64-bit
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 R2 (Standard, Datacenter) 64-bit

    Core Service + Device Management (DM) (Installed on the same server)

    Recommended:
    CPU : Intel Core i7-4930K @ 3.40GHz or Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 @ 2.60GHz
    RAM : 16 GB (< 250 video channels), 24 GB (> 250 vc), 32 GB (> 1000 vc)
    HDD : 500 GB free disk space @ 7200 RPM for OS and Applications
    Additional storage as required for video storage
    Network : Ethernet with 1000 MBit/s
    Minimum:
    CPU : Intel Core i3 M 370 @ 2.40GHz
    RAM : 8 GB
    HDD : 100 GB free disk space for OS and Applications
    Additional storage as required for video storage
    Network : Ethernet with 1000 MBit/s
    Operating System:
    • Microsoft Windows® 7 (Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise) 64-bit
    • Microsoft Windows® 8 / 8.1 (Standard, Professional, Enterprise) 64-bit
    • Microsoft Windows 10 (Professional, Enterprise)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 (Standard, Enterprise) 64-bit
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 (Standard, Enterprise) 64-bit Recommended
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 (Standard, Datacenter) 64-bit
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 R2 (Standard, Datacenter) 64-bit

    Device Manager:

    Recommended:
    CPU : Intel Core i7-4930K @ 3.40GHz or Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 @ 2.60GHz
    RAM : 16 GB
    HDD : 500 GB free disk space @ 7200 RPM for OS and Applications
    Additional storage as required for video storage
    Network : Ethernet with 1000 MBit/s
    Minimum:
    CPU : Intel Core i3 M 370 @ 2.40GHz
    RAM : 8 GB
    HDD : 100 GB free disk space for OS and Applications
    Additional storage as required for video storage
    Network : Ethernet with 1000 MBit/s
    Operating System:
    • Microsoft Windows® 7 (Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise) 64-bit
    • Microsoft Windows® 8 / 8.1 (Standard, Professional, Enterprise) 64-bit
    • Microsoft Windows 10 (Professional, Enterprise)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 (Standard, Enterprise) 64-bit
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 (Standard, Enterprise) 64-bit Recommended
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 (Standard, Datacenter) 64-bit
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 R2 (Standard, Datacenter) 64-bit
  • CPU:
    Intel Core i5 or better (Intel Core i7 recommended)
    RAM:
    Minimum 4 GB (8 GB if using 64-bit OS)
    Operating System:
    • Microsoft Windows® 7 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise (32 & 64-bit)
    • Microsoft Windows® 8 / 8.1 (Standard, Professional, Enterprise) (32 or 64 bit)
    • Microsoft Windows 10 (Professional, Enterprise)
    Graphics Adapter:
    PCI-Express, minimum 256 MB RAM, Direct 3D supported.
    Guidelines for Video RAM Requirements:
    • 20 simultaneous video streams: 256MB minimum
    • 50 simultaneous video streams: 512MB minimum
  • CPU:
    Intel Core i5 or better (Intel Core i7 recommended)
    RAM:
    Minimum 8 GB (16 GB suggested)
    Operating System:
    • Microsoft Windows® 7 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise (64-bit)
    • Microsoft Windows® 8 / 8.1 (Standard, Professional, Enterprise) (64-bit)
    • Microsoft Windows 10 (Professional, Enterprise) (64-bit)
    Graphics Adapter:
    PCI-Express, 128 MB RAM, Direct 3D supported
    Guidelines for Video RAM Requirements:
    • 20 simultaneous video streams: 256MB minimum
    • 50 simultaneous video streams: 512MB minimum
    Note:
    Ocularis Client (64-bit) may not be installed on a PC also running Ocularis Base, Ocularis Administrator, Ocularis Event Proxy or Ocularis Media Server. Use Ocularis Client (32-bit) if any of these applications are installed on the same PC.
  • CPU:
    Intel Core i7, 3rd or 4th generation, 3.0 GHz or faster
    RAM:
    8GB (64-bit systems)
    Operating System:
    • Microsoft Windows® 7 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise (32 & 64-bit)
    • Microsoft Windows® 8 / 8.1 (Standard, Professional, Enterprise) (32 or 64 bit)
    • Microsoft Windows 10 (Professional, Enterprise)
    Note:
    Ocularis Media Server with transcoding (OMS 1) is not recommended with for use in virtualized environments.