System and Network Requirements

You'll need the following to install and use the Insight Orchestrator. The Insight Orchestrator will run as either a virtualized CentOS machine or on a physical CentOS 7 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 or 8 box.

Operating Environment

The Insight Orchestrator runs as a virtualized CentOS machine on the following virtualization platforms:

  • VirtualBox
  • VMWare
  • AWS (conversion to AMI needed)

VMWare Version Requirements

The orchestrator .ova requires SHA256 support. If you are a VMWare user, make sure you have a VMWare ESXi Server version number above 6.5.0.

If you need to convert the OVA for compatibility, visit the resource here: https://www.sonicwall.com/en-us/support/knowledge-base/180411180839044.

Required Production Hardware

The orchestrator requires the following resources:

  • 4-core CPU
  • 8GB+ available RAM
  • 64-128GB available storage

Disk Space Requirements

You should provision at minimum 64GB of disk space for the orchestrator. The more workflows you intend to use, you should allocate more disk space in advance.

Network Connectivity Requirements

Ensure that the following domains and ports are accessible to the orchestrator:

  • {region}.api.connect.insight.rapid7.com
    • Replace the {region} section with the code for your area: us, eu, ap, ca, or au
  • Port 443 / TCP for HTTPS egress
  • mirrors.fedoraproject.org (EPEL packages)
  • download.docker.com(Docker packages)
  • packagecloud.io (For nightly updates to the orchestrator)

If XFS is your current filesystem, the ftype setting must be correct for Docker. To check that you have this setting, run xfs_info / | grep ftype=1 | wc -l in a terminal window. The command should return 1. If it doesn't, your XFS filesystem is not compatible with our Docker installation.

When using the script installer with a RHEL 7 or 8 image, ensure SELinux is disabled or set to permissive mode.