System requirements for NV Test Manager

The requirements for NV Test Manager are as follows:


Minimum: Quad core 2.5 GHz

Recommended: Intel Core i7 3 GHz or stronger


Minimum: 4 GB RAM

Recommended: 8 GB RAM

Hard Disk (free disk space)

For installation: 300 MB

For test results: 50 GB, depending on the amount and number of tests

Network Adapter
  • Ethernet (recommended)

  • Wireless

For NV Virtual Appliance solution for Linux:

1 Gigabit Ethernet adapter and/or 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter

Supported Browsers
  • Internet Explorer 10 or later

  • Microsoft Edge

  • Firefox

  • Chrome

Operating System (Only 64-bit OS versions are supported)


  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016

Windows software prerequisites:

  • Windows updates:

    • KB2919442 x64 (if applicable)

    • KB2919355 x64

    • KB2999226 x64

(The following are automatically installed during the NV Test Manager installation, if not already installed.)

  • Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015
  • .NET Framework 4+ (4.5.2 will be installed)

Note: If Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable is already installed Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable will not be installed. Resolution: Remove Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable prior to installation. For more details, see the Microsoft documentation.


<Operating System> (<Last tested kernel>)

  • CentOS 6.6+ (2.6.32-696.3.2.el6.x86_64)

  • CentOS 7.0+ (3.10.0-514.el7.x86_64)

  • Red Hat 6.6+ (2.6.32-696.3.2.el6.x86_64)

  • Red Hat 7.0+ (3.10.0-514.el7.x86_64)

  • Suse 12+ (4.4.21-69-default)

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: (3.13.0-123-generic x86_64)

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS: (4.4.0-83-generic x86_64)

Prerequisites for NV Test Manager on Linux

  • Azul Zulu OpenJDK v8 64-bit

  • Oracle Java JRE v8 64-bit

Development tools to build kernel modules:

  • GCC

  • kernel-devel/linux-headers for the running kernel

  • ed editor

See Installation instructions.

Virtual Environments: The architectures provided by virtualization vendors are rapidly evolving. Network Virtualization is expected to function as designed in these changing environments, as long as the third-party vendor guarantees full compatibility of the virtualized environment with the Network Virtualization-approved hardware requirements. If you follow Network Virtualization system requirements to create the virtual machine, Network Virtualization will work correctly.

Working on top of a virtual machine may require access to the virtualization server hardware/monitoring environment, to ensure the virtualization server is not saturated; otherwise, this might obscure the virtual machines' measurements and lead to false results.

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