System requirements


Microsegmentation is incompatible with the following.


Enforcer hosts must be able to access the and domains, as well as any subdomains. To pull down our container images, the enforcer hosts must be able to access If you have firewalls blocking this traffic, add *,, *, * to their allow lists.


Before you deploy the Enforcer, you must define policies on the Prisma Cloud Microsegmentation console to allow traffic from the host. If the agent is configured for Monitoring, the default allow policies do not disrupt the flow of traffic. If you are configuring the agent for Enforcement, the default is to reject all traffic to and from the host. Therefore, you need to create a network ruleset to allow the following traffic and avoid interruptions to core network services:
  • DNS- udp 53, udp/853
  • DHCPv4- udp/67, udp/68
  • DHCPv6- udp/546, udp/547 (required if you are using IPv6)
  • Multicast DNS/Link-Local Multicast Name Resolution - udp/5353,udp/5355 (required if you are using IPv6)
  • NTP- udp/123
  • SSH/RDP/Windows Remote Management- tcp/22 ,udp/22, udp/3389, udp/5986

Certificate authority

The Microsegmentation Console uses a Digicert certificate authority. Ensure that the enforcer hosts trust the Digicert CA. In most environments, it should be trusted by default.

Windows hosts

The host must have a minimum of 2vCPUs and 2GB RAM to deploy the Enforcer successfully.
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2


| Feature | Requirement | |:--- | :------ | | Orchestrator | Kubernetes 1.16 or later—​deployed on AKS, EKS, or GKE
, and OpenShift Container Platform 4.5 - 4.7 | | Nodes | Linux (Windows hosts not supported) | | Networking | CNI plugin required (kubenet networking not supported) | | Service mesh | Istio 1.8 |
To deploy the enforcer on GKE, you must have
Kubernetes Engine Admin
The enforcer ignores Fargate and other serverless workloads at this time.

Linux hosts

You can deploy the enforcer on the following distributions. The host must have a minimum of 2vCPUs and 2GB RAM to deploy the Enforcer successfully.
Amazon Linux
7.9, 8.0—​8.3
Oracle Enterprise Linux
7.5, 7.6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7.1—​7.9, 8.0—​8.3
SuSE Linux
12.5, 12.3
16.04, 18.04, 20.04

Linux kernel

Kubernetes, OpenShift, and Linux host installations require the following.

Kernel capabilities

Kernel modules

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