Recommended system configurations

Depending on the size of your infrastructure, namely number of client machines that will be managed by ESET PROTECT Virtual Appliance, take into account recommended and minimal virtual machine configuration.

The following sizing applies to ESET PROTECT Server and ESET PROTECT MDM Virtual Appliance:

Number of clients

Number of Cores

RAM size


less than 5,000 clients


4 GB

Thick provisioned disk, manually change configuration to increase memory size for MySQL.

more than 5,000 clients


8 GB

Proportionally increase available resources for your ESET PROTECT VA to prevent performance issues.


If you are planning to have more than 5,000 managed clients, we highly recommend that you install ESET PROTECT Server/MDM on a physical machine running Microsoft Windows Server with Microsoft SQL Server.