Use the table to determine the sizing recommendations for a deployment of up to 25,000 devices. Each column represents the recommended specs for a deployment up to that number of devices. The columns are not cumulative – each column contains the recommended specs for the listed number of devices.

Consider the following figures as starting points. You may need to adjust them as you implement different features of the AirWatch solution. Transaction frequency, number of concurrent connections, and other metrics affect performance, and you may need to tweak the numbers to accommodate your specific deployment. Contact AirWatch if you require extra assistance.

Additional notes to consider:

  • Certain SQL versions have a maximum supported RAM limit, so review your SQL version's RAM limitation to ensure that all hardware functions as intended.
  • Load balancing for application servers is provided by the customer.
  • The file storage requirement for reports may affect the amount of hard disk space needed on the Console and Device Services servers, depending on whether you enable caching. See Reports Storage Requirements for more information.
  Up to 5,000 Devices Up to 25,000 Devices
Database Server CPU Cores 4 8
RAM (GB)* 16 32
DB Size (GB) 100 250

Trans Log Size (GB)

(Log backups every 15 minutes)

40 100
Temp DB (GB) 40 100


(DB & Temp DB)

150 750


(DB & Temp DB)

300 1500
Admin Console (includes API component)

Refer to AirWatch API Endpoint Installation .

1 application server with 4 CPU cores, 8 GB RAM, and 50 GB storage 1 application server with 4 CPU cores, 8 GB RAM, and 50 GB storage
Device Services with AWCM (includes API component)

Refer to AirWatch API Endpoint Installation .

1 application server with 4 CPU cores, 8 GB RAM, and 50 GB storage 2 load-balanced application servers, each with: 4 CPU cores, 8 GB RAM, and 50 GB storage
Reporting Server (SSRS)

1 reporting server with 1 CPU core, 4 GB RAM, and 50 GB storage

VMware Identity Manager Service See VMware Identity Manager Service Hardware Sizing
VMware Enterprise Systems Connector See VMware Enterprise Systems Connector Server Hardware Sizing
SEG Proxy Server See Secure Email Gateway Server Hardware Sizing
VMware Tunnel See VMware Tunnel Server Hardware Sizing
Email Notification Service See Email Notification Service Hardware Sizing
Content Gateway See Content Gateway Hardware Sizing

 For application servers, a 64-bit dual core Intel processor is required.

Server Sizing Topology (Up to 5,000 Devices)

Hardware Sizing Topologies-5k]

Hardware Sizing Topologies-5k-vIDM

Server Sizing Topology (Up to 25,000 Devices)

Hardware Sizing Topologies-25k

Hardware Sizing Topologies-25k-vIDM