Is the DS NVs software supported in a Virtual Environment?


Does DS NVs support Virtual Machines?

Product Line

Pelco Video Management


  • DS NVs - All Versions
  • Virtual Machine


Would like to install DS NVs on a Server that is already running another Windows application.


DS NVs is not supported in a Virtual Environment and Pelco recommends that a dedicated server run the DS NVs software.

The Pelco Digital Sentry DS-NVs recording software is designed, optimized and tested for servers running on a dedicated hardware platform consisting of the following;


  • Operating System:
    • Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Windows Server 2008 SP2
    • Microsoft®Windows®7 Ultimate32 or 64bit
    • Windows 7 Professional 32 or 64 bit
    • Windows Vista® SP2
  • Processor:
    • 2nd Generation Intel® Core i7™ Sandy Bridge technology 3.4 GHz or higher
  • Memory:
    • 4 GB DDR3 or greater
  • Graphics Card:
    • 512 MB or more dedicated video memory
  • Optical Drive:
    • DVD (Optional)
  • Hard Drive:
    • 7200 RPM
  • Dedicated Server:
    • Required


For the latest DS NVs specification sheet please refer to - DS NVs Specification Sheet

In order to ensure optimal performance of the recording system, Pelco requires that a dedicated server be used. The use of a Virtual Machine as the platform for DS-NVs is not supported or recommended as it could induce licensing errors in addition to other potential system performance degradation.