VMS Gateway System Requirements
Updated over a week ago

Installation Requirements

VMS Gateway only runs on Linux - there is no Windows version.

Our recommended machine specs are:

  • Ubuntu 20.04 or 22.04 (22.04 is the current LTS release and recommended).

  • At least 8GB RAM (16GB recommended)

  • At least 5GB of free disk space

VMS Gateway will only connect to EdgeVis Server v8.0 and above. Older versions of EdgeVis Server are not supported.

CPU requirement

We've written an article to help you size the CPU for the number of streams you require.

As general guidance, using a desktop 11th, 12th or 13th gen i7 with 8 performance cores (or equivalent) we would expect to achieve around 16 output streams at 1080p / 30fps (very high quality) or 74 output streams at 576p / 5fps (lower quality).

The system is designed to detect when the CPU is overloaded and will provide a warning message in the web interface.

Installing VMS Gateway in a virtual machine?

We support running VMS Gateway on VMware and Hyper-V virtualisation tools.

Transcoding performance in a virtual machine will be lower than running natively on a machine and may be variable depending on the load of the underlying host machine.

Due to the nature of VMS Gateway, you may have to set some additional networking settings to allow your virtual machines to operate virtual ONVIF devices correctly - these each have their own IP address and use more specialist networking features.

You can follow the following tutorials for setting up 'single PC' versions of these virtualisation tools:

However for the more complex enterprise tools you should refer to their own documentation on how to create and install Ubuntu onto a virtual machine.

For these enterprise versions you must ensure that the following are configured within the network settings:

  • You must setup your virtual machine to use bridged networking - the virtual machine must have an address that is reachable from other PCs on your LAN.

  • You must only bridge the main LAN interface on your host PC to your virtual machine.

  • (VMWare) If available these features must be enabled within the Security settings of your networking properties:

    • Promiscuous mode

    • Forged transmits

  • (Hyper-V) Mac Address Spoofing


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