Upgrade guidelines

To take advantage of the full power of ViconNet video management software (VMS), the hardware must have significant computing power. If you are planning on upgrading to the latest version of ViconNet VMS, remember to check if the recommended hardware requirements have changed, to ensure you gain access to all the newest features.

Listed below are the minimum hardware requirements for ViconNet version 8. System A represents the minimum requirements from systems running old hardware with limited computing power. Using this hardware will only give access to some of ViconNet’s functionality. System B represents the minimum requirements from systems running old hardware with more comprehensive computing power and will give access to the majority of ViconNet’s functionality.

Download a PDF version of ViconNet version 8 upgrade guidelines.


Hardware requirements

Recommended hardware for ViconNet 8 VMS

PC requirementsIntel Core i5 processor; 4 GB of RAM and 5 GB of disk space minimum; On board 256 MB RAM Display Adapter
Supported operating systemsMicrosoft Windows 7 Professional 32 or 64-bit; Windows 8; Windows 2003, 2008 or 2012 Server 64-bit.

Hardware for previous ViconNet VMS versions

System A: Old hardware with limited computing power3 GHz Pentium processor; 1 GB of RAM, display card with 128 MB and 5 GB of disk space minimum. Supports open-standard IP camera recording (DVR/NVR); Archive Wizard and Player Integrated web page content, and enhanced macro functionality (DVR/NVR/WS); and web browser interface, enhanced security settings and diagnostics tools (Nucleus).
System B: Old hardware with comprehensive computing power2.66 GHz dual-core processor, 2 GB of RAM and 5 GB of disk space minimum. Supports all System A features as well as H.264 compression recording and video vault (DVR/NVR); H.264 compression multi-video stream display (DVR/NVR/WS); and Events Management System (Nucleus).
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows XP Professional 32 or 64-bit; Microsoft Vista; Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 or 64-bit; Windows 2003 or 2008 Server.


Upgrading to version 8 from prior versions

ViconNet Version 8 is backwards compatible with ViconNet versions V4.X, V5.X, V6.X and V8.X. The machine hosting the ViconNet Nucleus must be upgraded to version 8 before upgrading any system DVRs, NVRs or Workstations.

The following upgrade packages are available, however please contact your local Vicon Sales Representative for pricing.

Software Upgrade

A Software Upgrade is a one-time purchase and does not entitle the user to additional product upgrades.

Model numberDescription
VPK-UPGRADE-SWV8ViconNet V8 NVR PEAK Software Single Server License Upgrade
VDVR-UPGRADE-SWV8ViconNet V8 Kollector Software Single DVR License Upgrade
VWS-UPGRADE-SWV8ViconNet V8 Workstation Software Single Workstation License Upgrade
VMDC-UPGRADE-SWV8VMDC V8 Single Workstation Software Upgrade
VN-RMT-UPGRADE-SWV8ViconNet V8 Web/Mobile Software Single Server License Upgrade
VZN-UPGRADE-SWV8-16-24ViconNet V8 ZONE NVR (16-24) Software Single Server License Upgrade
VZN-UPGRADE-SWV8-16-VPKViconNet V8 ZONE NVR (16-PEAK) Software Single Server License Upgrade
VZN-UPGRADE-SWV8-24-VPKViconNet V8 ZONE NVR (24-PEAK) Software Single Server License Upgrade

Software Maintenance Packages

A Software Maintenance Packages entitles the user to free access to product upgrades. The contract runs one or more years and may be purchased along with the product or if a Product Upgrade is purchased.

The Software Maintenance Packages are designed to support the original hardware for a period of three years. Afterwards, hardware upgrades may be necessary to support future versions of ViconNet software.

Model numberDescription
VPK-MAINT-SWV8ViconNet V8 NVR Software Annual Maintenance Package
VN-DVR-SWV8-MAINTViconNet V8 Kollector Software Annual Maintenance Package
VWS-MAINT-SWV8ViconNet V8 Workstation Software Annual Maintenance Package
VNUC-MAINT-SWV8ViconNet V8 Nucleus Software Annual Maintenance Package
VMDC-MAINT-SWV8VMDC V8 Single Workstation Annual Maintenance Agreement Package
 VN-RMT-MAINT-SWV8 Web Service/Mobile V8 Software Annual Maintneance Agreement Package
 VZN-MAINT-SWV8-16 ViconNet ZONE V8 16-Channel Software Annual Maintenance Agreement Package
 VZN-MAINT-SWV8-24 ViconNet ZONE V8 24-Channel Software Annual Maintenance Agreement Package