System Requirements

This section describes the hardware and virtual computing requirements for GigaVUE‑FM. Before installing GigaVUE‑FM, ensure that a supported version of Windows Server is installed on hardware that meets minimum requirements (see Windows Server Hardware Requirements for hardware requirements).

Ensure that the GigaVUE‑FM time is set correctly to ensure accuracy of the trending data that is captured.

The Hyper-V implementations provided by the following Windows Server versions have been tested and found to operate acceptably with GigaVUE‑FM:

■   Windows Server 2012 R2 and later

Windows Server Hardware Requirements

The following table describes the minimum requirements for the hardware on which Microsoft Hyper-V runs GigaVUE‑FM.


Minimum Hardware Requirements


Microsoft Hyper-V


One or more 64-bit x86 CPUs with virtualization assist (Intel-VT or AMD-V) enabled.

Note: To run GigaVUE‑FM, hardware support for virtualization must be enabled. Make sure that the BIOS option for virtualization support is not disabled. For more information, see your BIOS documentation


At least 16GB

Disk Space

At least 84GB shared (FC, iSCSI, NFS, or FCoE) or locally attached storage (PATA, SATA, SCSI).

Note:  Increase the disk space depending on the configuration load requirements for the given GigaVUE-FM instance.


At least one 1Gb NIC

Note:  Refer to the Microsoft documentation for information on enabling Hyper-V.

The following table lists the virtual computing resources that the Windows Server must provide for each GigaVUE‑FM instance.


Minimum Virtual Computing Requirements


Minimum 8GB memory

Virtual CPU

2 vCPU

Virtual Storage for Guest

84GB Virtual IDE (the Hyper-V default)

System Disk - 40GB
Swap Disk - 4GB
Data Disk - 40GB

Virtual Network Interfaces

1 vNIC using Hyper-V Virtualized NIC (the Hyper-V default)