Hardware Recommendations - OnSSI

Hardware Recommendations

for Ocularis 5 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 Calculator to estimate requirements, but camera and server manufacturers will be able to provide the most accurate estimations of their hardware’s performance.

PRODUCT

Ocularis Base Server

  • CPU:
    Intel Core i3 or better
    RAM:
    8 GB
    Hard Drive:
    Minimum 250 GB (dependent of recording/archiving needs)
    Operating System:
    • Microsoft Windows® 7 SP1 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows® 8.1 (Standard, Professional, Enterprise)  (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows 10 (Updates: Anniversary, Creators, Fall Creators) (Professional, Enterprise)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 SP1 (Standard, Enterprise) (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 (Standard, Datacenter) (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 R2 (Standard, Datacenter) (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2016 (Standard, Datacenter) (64‑bit)
    Software:
    Microsoft .NET 4.6.2 Framework; IIS 6.0 or newer
  • CPU:
    Intel Core i3 or better
    RAM:
    Minimum 4 GB
    Operating System:
    • Microsoft Windows® 7 SP1 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows® 8.1 (Standard, Professional, Enterprise)  (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows 10 (Updates: Anniversary, Creators, Fall Creators) (Professional, Enterprise)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 SP1 (Standard, Enterprise) (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 (Standard, Datacenter) (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 R2 (Standard, Datacenter) (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2016 (Standard, Datacenter) (64‑bit)
    Software:
    Microsoft .NET 4.6.2 Framework
  • 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 SP1 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows® 8.1 (Standard, Professional, Enterprise)  (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows 10 (Updates: Anniversary, Creators, Fall Creators) (Professional, Enterprise)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 SP1 (Standard, Enterprise) (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 (Standard, Datacenter) (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 R2 (Standard, Datacenter) (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2016 (Standard, Datacenter) (64‑bit)
    Software:
    Microsoft .NET 4.6.2 Framework

    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. Do not team NIC's except for fault tolerance (Bandwidth aggregation not supported)
    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. Do not team NIC's except for fault tolerance (Bandwidth aggregation not supported)
    Operating System:
    • Microsoft Windows® 7 SP1 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows® 8.1 (Standard, Professional, Enterprise)  (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows 10 (Updates: Anniversary, Creators, Fall Creators) (Professional, Enterprise)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 SP1 (Standard, Enterprise) (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 (Standard, Datacenter) (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 R2 (Standard, Datacenter) (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2016 (Standard, Datacenter) (64‑bit)
    Software:
    Microsoft .NET 4.6.2 Framework

    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. Do not team NIC's except for fault tolerance (Bandwidth aggregation not supported)
    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. Do not team NIC's except for fault tolerance (Bandwidth aggregation not supported)
    Operating System:
    • Microsoft Windows® 7 SP1 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows® 8.1 (Standard, Professional, Enterprise)  (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows 10 (Updates: Anniversary, Creators, Fall Creators) (Professional, Enterprise)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 SP1 (Standard, Enterprise) (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 (Standard, Datacenter) (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 R2 (Standard, Datacenter) (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2016 (Standard, Datacenter) (64‑bit)
    Software:
    Microsoft .NET 4.6.2 Framework
  • CPU:
    Intel Core i5 or better (Intel Core i7 recommended)
    RAM:
    Minimum 8 GB (16 GB suggested)
    Operating System:
    • Microsoft Windows® 7 SP1 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows® 8.1 (Standard, Professional, Enterprise) (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows 10 (Updates: Anniversary, Creators, Fall Creators) (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
    Software:
    Microsoft .NET 4.6.2 Framework
  • CPU:
    Intel® Xeon® E3 Series or Intel® Core™ i5 or better recommended
    RAM:
    Minimum 8 GB (reserve 4GB for Ocularis Media Server if installing with other Ocularis applications)
    Hard Drive:
    50GB or more
    Operating System:
    • Microsoft Windows® 7 SP1 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows® 8.1 (Standard, Professional, Enterprise)  (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows 10 (Updates: Anniversary, Creators, Fall Creators) (Professional, Enterprise)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 SP1 (Standard, Enterprise) (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 (Standard, Datacenter) (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 R2 (Standard, Datacenter) (64‑bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Server® 2016 (Standard, Datacenter) (64‑bit)
    Software:
    Microsoft .NET 4.6.2 Framework, and Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 or newer
    The Xvid video codec is required on the Ocularis Media Server in order to export to .avi format.
    Supported in virtual environments
    Ocularis 5 Mobile:
        • Apple® iPad® (iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation), iPad (4th generation), and iPad mini)
        • Apple® iPhone®
        • Android™ devices
    For Apple devices, download the app from the App Store. Requires iOS 9 or later.
        Note: iOS v11 is supported with Ocularis Media Server v5.3 or later. If you use OMS v5.2 and wish to continue to do so, do not upgrade your iOS operating system.
    For Android devices, download the app from the Google Play store. Requires Android 4.4 or later.
    In the current version, the following compressions are supported with Ocularis 5 Mobile: MJPEG, MxPEG, MPEG4, H.264 and H.265
    Ocularis 5 Web:
    Ocularis 5 Web client uses a web browser to display live and recorded video. The following web browsers are supported:
        • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 8 and higher
        • Mozilla Firefox version 14.0 and higher
        • Google Chrome version 21.0 and higher
        • Apple Safari version 5.1.7 and higher
    Adobe Flash is required as a separate installation in some browsers.
    In the current version, only cameras with H.264 streams are supported with Ocularis 5 Web when viewing Live video.