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® Vista Business, Ultimate, Enterprise (32 or 64 bit)
    • Microsoft Windows® 7 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise (32 & 64-bit)
    • Microsoft Windows® 8 / 8.1 (Standard, Professional, Enterprise) (32 or 64 bit)
    • 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 4.0 Framework; IIS 6.0 or newer
  • CPU:
    Intel Core i3 or better
    RAM:
    Minimum 4 GB
    Operating System:
    • Microsoft Windows® Vista Business, Ultimate, Enterprise (32 or 64 bit)
    • Microsoft Windows® 7 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise (32 or 64 bit)
    • Microsoft Windows® 8 / 8.1 (Standard, Professional, Enterprise) (32 or 64 bit)
    Graphics Adapter:
    PCI-Express, 128 MB RAM, Direct 3D supported
    Note:
    The Ocularis Administrator and Recorder Manager clients do not require a dedicated PC.
  • Core Server:

    CPU:
    Intel® Core™ i5 or better or Intel® Xeon®, (Dual Core or better recommended with at least 2 GHz)
    RAM:
    Minimum 8GB. (16GB if more than 250 cameras, 24GB if more than 1000 cameras)
    Hard Disk Space:
    Minimum 50 GB free
    Operating System:
    • Microsoft Windows® 7 (Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise) 64 bit
    • Microsoft Windows® 8 / 8.1 (Standard, Professional, Enterprise) 64 bit
    • 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:

    CPU:
    Intel® Core™ i5 or better or Intel® Xeon®, (Dual Core or better recommended with at least 2 GHz)
    RAM:
    Minimum 8GB (16 GB or more recommended if using more than 80 cameras)
    Hard Disk Space:
    Minimum 100 GB free (depends on number of servers, cameras, rules, and logging settings)
    Refer to the OnSSI Hardware Calculator.
    Operating System:
    • Microsoft Windows® 7 (Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise) 64 bit
    • Microsoft Windows® 8 / 8.1 (Standard, Professional, Enterprise) 64 bit
    • 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 or better for 20+ megapixel streams)
    RAM:
    Minimum 4 GB (8 GB if using 64-bit OS)
    Operating System:
    • Microsoft Windows® Vista Business, Ultimate, Enterprise (32 or 64 bit)
    • Microsoft Windows® 7 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise (32 & 64-bit)
    • Microsoft Windows® 8 / 8.1 (Standard, Professional, Enterprise) (32 or 64 bit)
    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 i7, 3rd or 4th generation, 3.0 GHz or faster
    RAM:
    8GB
    Operating System:
    • Microsoft Windows® Vista Business, Ultimate, Enterprise (32 or 64 bit)
    • Microsoft Windows® 7 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise (32 & 64-bit)
    • Microsoft Windows® 8 / 8.1 (Standard, Professional, Enterprise) (32 or 64 bit)