exacqVision for Virtualization

Powerful VMS for Virtual Environments

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For customers that have embraced virtualization to increase utilization of hardware resources and availability of applications, the exacqVision Enterprise Edition VMS can be deployed in virtual environments.

exacqVision has been tested to run in VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V environments and likely runs in any virtualization environment that presents virtual NIC MAC addresses through the virtualized operating system.

exacqVision Core Service

There are no special requirements for running exacqVision in virtual environments. The disk throughput estimates generated from the online Exacq Configuration Calculator can be used to guide storage layer choices in the virtualization platform to achieve recommended disk I/O throughput. Specifications of the A-Series and Z-Series NVRs can be used to guide virtual machine configuration of virtual CPU, RAM and NIC resources to support a desired number of connected cameras, up to 128 per NVR.

exacqVision Enterprise Manager

There are no special requirements for running the exacqVision Enterprise Manager service on a virtual machine. Hardware specs of the EM-Series Server can be used to guide virtual machine configuration to monitor and manage a given number of NVRs.

exacqVision Client

The exacqVision Client utilizes GPU resources often found on workstations to display video. If running the exacqVision Client on a virtual machine without access to GPU acceleration, high CPU utilization and decreased performance can be expected.

VMware Partner Ready

exacqVision has been tested according to VMware's Partner Ready program to work with VMware vSphere.

Recorder Hardware Requirements

Up to 16 cameras*
1-2 simultaneous remote clients
Up to 64 cameras*
4 simultaneous remote clients
High Performance
Up to 128 cameras*
5+ simultaneous remote clients
Intel Celeron Intel Core i3 Intel Core i7
4 GB 4 GB 8 GB
Operating System Drive
HDD (1TB) SSD (128 GB) SSD (128 GB)
Video Storage Drive
120 Mbps (non-sequental write)* 240 Mbps (non-sequental write)* 480 Mbps (non-sequental write)*
2x1 Gbps 2x1 Gbps 2x1 Gbps

* Assuming each camera with a primary stream at 1080p@15fps@5Mbps and secondary stream at 1080p@15fps@2.5Mbps

Client Hardware Requirements

One monitor, up to 16 streams @ 1080p
Two monitors, up to 32 streams @ 1080p
High Performance
Four monitors, up to 64 streams @ 1080p
Intel Celeron Intel Core i3 Dual Xeon processors
4 GB 8 GB 16 GB
Hard Drive
128 GB SSD 128 GB SSD 128 GB SSD
Intel HD Graphics Intel HD Graphics NVIDIA or similar discrete graphics card
1x1 Gbps 1x1 Gbps 1x1 Gbps

Supported Operating Systems

Server, Client, Web Service
Server, Client, Web Service
Client Only
Ubuntu 20.04
Windows Server 2019 Ubuntu 18.04
(High Sierra)
Windows Server 2016 Ubuntu 16.04
Windows 7 Ubuntu 14.04
(64-bit or 32-bit with PAE)
(El Capitan)
Windows Server 2012 R2 Ubuntu 12.04
(32-bit with PAE)
Windows Server 2012 Ubuntu 10.04
(32-bit with PAE)

Supported Web Browsers

NOTE: The web service is typically installed on the exacqVision video server. It has the same CPU and RAM requirements as a client workstation, which vary based on resolution and quantity of simultaneous camera streams.

Mobile Device Access

NOTE: Mobile device access requires the web service to be activated on the NVR or another server.