The EKM Insight Monitoring Server can be installed on most typical Windows PC/Server/VM platforms. 

However for live service operation with more than 250 devices we would recommend a server operating system as this will provide a more reliable service. As the system does continuous quality of service monitoring, we further recommend that the server is operating continuously and is not switched off.

It is not recommended to use laptops if at all possible due to the transient nature of these devices. 

The minimum hardware specification for the EKM Insight Monitoring application is as follows:

Fleet SizeHardware / OS / DB
<500 devices or PoC/Trial
Dual Core ‘Desktop’ CPU
100 GB 7200 RPM SATA
Gigabit Ethernet
Windows 10 / Windows Server 2008/2016 (or above)
<5000 devices
Dual Core ‘Server’ 2GHz CPU
250 GB 10000 RPM SATA
Gigabit Ethernet
Windows Server 2008/2016 (or above)
Customer specific evaluation recommended 

Virtual Machines

Deploying on virtual machines is fully supported. EKM Insight is a real-time monitoring application however and this must be taken into account. 

The EKM Insight Monitoring Server use very little system resources but do require constant access to the LAN card to perform monitoring of the fleet, VMs needs to be configured to support this method of operation in order to optimize performance.