Ensure that your system meets certain requirements before you install VMware App Volumes.

Table 1. Database, Browser, and Infrastructure Requirements
Component Details
Database App Volumes Manager supports the following Microsoft SQL databases:
  • SQL Server 2019
  • SQL Server 2017
  • SQL Server 2016 SP2
  • SQL Server 2014 SP1 and SP2
  • SQL server 2014 Enterprise SP3 64-bit
  • Azure SQL Database

For High Availability, App Volumes supports the following database features:

  • SQL Server Clustered Instances
  • SQL Server Mirroring

Use App Volumes Manager on one of the following supported browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 9 or later
  • Mozilla Firefox 28 or later
  • Safari 7 or later
  • Google Chrome 21 or later
App Volumes Manager
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2022
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • 4 vCPU required
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 1 GB disk space
App Volumes Agent (client OS)
  • Microsoft Windows 11, version 22H2
  • Microsoft Windows 11, version 21H2
  • Microsoft Windows 10, version 22H2 Enterprise and Pro
  • Microsoft Windows 10, version 21H2 Enterprise and Pro
  • Microsoft Windows 10, version 21H1 Enterprise and Pro
  • Microsoft Windows 10, version 20H2 Enterprise and Pro
  • Microsoft Windows 10, version 1909 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019 (version 1809)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Datacenter and Standard
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Datacenter and Standard
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Datacenter and Standard
  • 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows only
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1 vCPU
  • 16 GB disk space
App Volumes Application Capture Command-Line Program System requirements for the command-line capture program is the same as that of the App Volumes agent.
Note: .NET Framework 3.5 is required for using PowerShell.
Hypervisor (if using VMDK) VMware ESXi and vCenter Server 6.5 or later
File share (if using VHD) SMB version 3
Directory Microsoft Active Directory domain, 2003 functional level or later. Read-only account access.
Storage Virtual Adapters and Devices

Virtual SCSI Targets Per Virtual Machine (PVSCSI only)

256 disks
Note: This value is supported in ESXi 6.7 and later. If you are using ESXi versions earlier than 6.7, then the number of disks supported is 64.
Table 2. Networking Requirements
Component Purpose Port number
App Volumes Manager Agent and Manager communications
  • TCP 80 (HTTP)
  • TCP 443 (HTTPS)
App Volumes Manager Manager and Manager communications
Note: Multiple App Volumes Manager components can communicate with each other in scenarios such as Scaling App Volumes Manager or in application synchronization.

For more information about application synchronization, see the Configure Multiple App Volumes Instances for Application Synchronization section in the VMware App Volumes Administration Guide 4, version 2111 and later at VMware Docs.

App Volumes SQL Database Database communication TCP 1433 (SQL)
App Volumes Manager ESXi TCP 443 (HTTPS)
vCenter Server
Note: For more information about the App Volumes ports, see the VMware Ports and Protocol information.