This article provides the most up-to-date Symantec Encryption Management Server (formerly PGP Universal Server) Certified Hardware List (CHL).
Symantec Encryption Management Server is a customized Linux operating system installation and cannot be installed on a Windows server. Every Symantec Encryption Management Server requires a dedicated system that meets the system requirements listed below. The installation process deletes all data on the system.
Symantec Encryption Management Server Certified Hardware List - Valid January 25, 2014 through July 1, 2016
Platform \ Functionality Added
Added in Release
Date Support Added
VMware ESXi 5.5 and VMware ESXi 6.0
October 29, 2015
You must obtain the latest version of this list for hardware purchasing decisions after July 1, 2016.
The following systems are certified as the hardware for Symantec Encryption Management Server:
Dell PowerEdge R320 - Intel XEON E5-2430 @ 2.2 GHz - 12 GB RAM Two 500 GB 7200 RPM SATA - PERC H310 Internal HD controller Broadcom BCM5720 network controller Small/medium environment production unit
Dell PowerEdge R720 - Two Intel XEON E5-2640 @ 2.5 GHz – 16 GB RAM Two 300 GB 10K RPM SAS - PERC H310 RAID Broadcom BCM5720 network controller Medium/large environment production unit, cluster member
IBM BladeCenter HS22 - Two Intel XEON E5607 @ 2.4 GHz - 16 GB RAM Two 300 GB 10K 6 Gbps SAS - ServeRAID MR10ie RAID Intel 10-Gigabit 82599EB chipset network controller Medium/large environment production unit, cluster member
IBM System x3250 M4 - Intel XEON E3-1230v2 @ 3.3 GHz - 16 GB RAM Four 300 GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" - IBM ServeRAID H1110 Broadcom NetXtreme i Quad Port GbE with BCM5719 chipset network controller Medium/large environment production unit, cluster member
IBM System x3650 M4 - Two Intel XEON E5-2630 @ 2.3 GHz - 16 GB RAM Four 300 GB SAS 10K RPM - IBM ServeRAID-M5110e RAID Intel I350 network controller Medium/large environment production unit, cluster member
HP Proliant DL160 G8 - Intel XEON E5-2620 @ 2.0 GHz - 16 GB RAM Two 500 GB 7200 RPM SATA Intel I350 network controller Small/medium environment production unit
HP Proliant DL385 G8 - Two AMD Opteron 6376 @ 2.3 GHz - 16 GB RAM Two 300 GB 15K RPM SAS HDD - HP Smart Array P420i RAID Broadcom BCM5719 network controller Medium/large environment production unit, cluster member
VMWare vSphere 5.1 - Supported platform, non-hardware. Sufficient processing power equivalent to a 3 GHz Intel Xeon must be dedicated to the Symantec Encryption Management Server virtual machine.
VMware Tools must be installed and configured in the Symantec Encryption Management Server operating system. Disk space requirements:
Small/medium environment - 50 GB minimum allocated to the VMware instance; 4 GB RAM dedicated to the VMware instance.
Medium/large environment - 100 GB minimum allocated to the VMware instance; 8 GB RAM dedicated to the VMware instance.
VMWare vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 5.1 with VMotion Support - Supported platform, non-hardware
VMware HA Configuration: Host Monitoring - Enabled; VM Monitoring - Disabled; Application Monitoring - Disabled
Although a broad array of other hardware may work well with Symantec Encryption Management Server, Symantec Encryption Management Server has been tested with, and is compatible with, the systems in this list.
Note: Symantec Encryption Management Server supports additional memory beyond the minimum requirement but not exceeding 16 gigabytes.
To qualify as Symantec Encryption Management Server Certified Hardware, the server must be one of the versions listed and all components must be configured as specified. For Support purposes, if you change the sizes of hard disks in the same type of drive (for example, 36 GB SCSI to 73 GB SCSI), increasing memory configurations and processor speeds in the same type and family qualifies as the same system.
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