Requirements

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Requirements

Hardware Requirements

All EventSentry components, including the agents, require a Pentium IV or higher processor with SSE3 support.

 

Operating System Platforms

EventSentry runs on the following platforms:

 

Operating System Version

Windows Editions

Run Installer

Monitor with Agent

Windows® NT 4 SP6


up to EventSentry v2.90

up to EventSentry v2.90

Windows® 2000

(all versions and service packs)

up to EventSentry v2.92

up to EventSentry v3.0.1

Windows® XP SP3

(Home, Professional), including x64 editions

up to EventSentry v3.3.1

all versions

Windows® Small Business Server 2003 SP2

(all service packs)

up to EventSentry v3.3.1

all versions

Windows® Server 2003 SP2

(all service packs), including x64 editions

up to EventSentry v3.3.1

all versions

Windows® Vista

(all editions), including x64 editions

up to EventSentry v4.0.3

all versions

Windows® Server 2008 (R2)

(all editions), including x64 editions

all versions

all versions

Windows® 7

(all editions), including x64 editions

all versions

all versions

Windows® 8 & 8.1

(all editions), including x64 editions

v2.93 and later

all versions

Windows® Server 2012 (R2)

(all editions), including x64 editions

v2.93 and later

all versions

Windows® 10

(all editions), including x64 editions

v3.2 and later

all versions

Windows® Server 2016

(all editions), including x64 editions

v3.3 and later

all versions

Windows® Server 2019

(all editions), including x64 editions

v3.5 and later

EventSentry v3.5 and later

 

See below for requirements of specific components.

 

Permissions

The following permissions are required to install EventSentry with the setup application:

 

Administrative permissions

 

or

 

Permission to create and control services

Permission to write files to %SYSTEMROOT%\SYSTEM32

Permission to write \Program Files directory

Permission to write to the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software

 

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Running the EventSentry installer on a Workstation-OS like Windows 10 is possible but not recommended and not supported for production use.

 

ADMonitor

The following are required for ADMonitor to work

 

The host where ADMonitor is installed must be a member of the domain it monitors

The ADMonitor service account (EventSentryADMonitor) must be a local administrator and member of the Domain Admins group

The ADMonitor service account (EventSentryADMonitor) must be a member of the Enterprise Admins group if a child domain is being monitored

The Group Policy Management feature must be installed in order to monitor group policy changes

Limited auditing for "Account Management", "Directory Service Access" and "Active Directory Diagnostic Event Logging" is required to determine the user who performed a change (can be configured with administrator utility)

 

Collector

The following requirements are recommended for hosts running the collector service:

 

Operating System: Server OS, Windows 2012 R2 or higher

CPU: 4 or more cores

Memory (RAM): At least 512Mb available for the collector, 1 Gb or more recommended

 

Network Services

The Network services service (which includes the Syslog, Snmp, ARP and NetFlow daemon) requires at least a 5-host network device license, the NetFlow component requires at least one NetFlow license.

 

There is no license requirement for the "Network Services" component included with EventSentry Light edition which only supports 2 remote hosts and does not support logging incoming Syslog and/or SNMP traps to a database.

 

Agent Management (Manual or MSI)

Agents can either be installed with the management console or with MSI files. The following requirements need to be met in order to deploy and manage EventSentry agents with the management console:

 

The ADMIN$ share needs to be present in order for the agent to be pushed.

The ADMIN$ share needs to be present for configuration updates to be pushed to the agents. If the ADMIN$ share does or cannot exist, then you can setup the ES$ share instead.

The Client for Microsoft® Networks needs to be installed

 

Agent-only installers can be generated by the management console (requires free WiX software) and installed or deployed to the target computers.

 

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The collector (installed by default) can be utilized to keep the configuration as well as remote agents up to date. When using the collector, only the initial installation of the agents needs be performed (either with remote update or a MSI file).

 

Web Reporting

The EventSentry web reports support the following web browsers:

 

Mozilla Firefox 65 or higher

Microsoft® Internet Explorer 11 or higher

Microsoft® Edge (latest version)

Google Chrome 72.0.3626 or higher

Opera 58.0.3135.47 or higher

Apple® Safari® 12.0.2 or higher

 

Older versions of the above listed browsers and browsers not listed may work with the EventSentry web reports but have not been verified.

 

The EventSentry web reporting requires a supported database server (see "Database" below) with an EventSentry database.

 

Database Requirements

See Database Requirements for more information on ODBC drivers and supported databases

 

Hardware (optional)

All sensors, except for the USB-only temperature/humidity sensor, require:

 

One available serial port (used for data collection)

One available USB port (used for power)

 

The USB-only sensor requires one available USB port as well as a USB to COM port driver from FTDI Chip. This driver is included with EventSentry and located in the "resources" sub directory of the main installation directory.