Before you install the NSX Intelligence appliance, ensure that your environment meets the minimum supported system requirements for both the server and the client systems. The server host is where you install the NSX Intelligence appliance and the client system is where the NSX Intelligence user interface (UI) features are displayed.

NSX Intelligence Appliance Resource Requirements and Limits

The following table lists the available NSX Intelligence appliance sizes, the resources required, and the estimated maximum number of supported hosts, workloads, and traffic flows for each size. The NSX Intelligence Small VM appliance size is suitable for lab and proof-of-concept deployments, or small-scale production environment. The NSX Intelligence Large VM appliance size is suitable for a production environment.

Only one NSX Intelligence appliance is supported per NSX Manager Unified Appliance cluster.
Appliance Size Memory vCPU Disk Space Max. # of Hosts Max. # of VM or Physical Server Workloads Max. # of Flows
NSX Intelligence Small 64 GB 16 2 TB 50 2,000

Up to 500 can be physical servers and the remainder VMs.

250,000 flows per 5 minutes
NSX Intelligence Large 128 GB 32 2 TB 100 5,000

Up to 1,000 can be physical servers and the remainder VMs.

500,000 flows per 5 minutes
Note: If you are installing the latest version of the NSX Intelligence appliance using an earlier compatible version of NSX Manager, the NSX Intelligence installer uses the maximum number of supported compute workloads that are supported on that earlier version of NSX Manager. For example, if you are installing NSX Intelligence 1.2 using NSX Manager 2.5.x or 3.0.x, the installer uses the maximum number of compute workloads that are supported on NSX Manager 2.5.x or 3.0.x, which is less than what is listed in the preceding table.

NSX Intelligence Web Client Memory, CPU, and Browser Requirements

For an optimal performance, your client system must have a minimum of two 1.4 GHz CPU cores and at least 16 GB of RAM.

The following table lists the web browser versions supported for NSX Intelligence. The minimum supported browser resolution is 1280 x 800 pixels.
Browser Windows 10 macOS 10.14, 10.15 Ubuntu 18.4
Google Chrome 80 or later Yes Yes Yes
Mozilla Firefox 72 or later Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Edge 80 or later Yes Yes Yes