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Burp Suite Enterprise Edition system requirements

The system requirements for machines running Burp Suite Enterprise Edition are highly dependent on a variety of factors. These factors include:

As a result, the system requirements listed in this section are general recommendations that should provide satisfactory performance for most use cases. When provisioning machines, please be aware that you might need to upgrade them later depending on your actual usage.

General requirements

The following requirements apply regardless of your preferred deployment method:

Be aware that to get the most out of Burp Suite Enterprise Edition, you will need to assign multiple agents to a machine. In many cases, this will require you to use a dedicated server or server-class virtual machine in order to meet the system requirements.

Bundled deployment

If you decide to use the bundled deployment option, assigning agents to your Enterprise server machine rather than to dedicated external machines, the following system requirements apply.

Note: Browser-powered scanning (BPS) requires a machine with more RAM but achieves greater coverage during scans.

  • .
  • Base installation
  • Per agent
  • Total with 2 agents
  • Total with 5 agents
  • Total with 10 agents
  • .
  • Base installation
  • Per agent
  • Total with 2 agents
  • Total with 5 agents
  • Total with 10 agents
  • Free disk space
  • 10 GB
  • + 20 GB
  • 50 GB
  • 110 GB
  • 210 GB
  • .
  • Base installation
  • Per agent
  • Total with 2 agents
  • Total with 5 agents
  • Total with 10 agents
  • RAM (BPS enabled)
  • 16 GB
  • + 8 GB
  • 32 GB
  • 56 GB
  • 96 GB
  • .
  • Base installation
  • Per agent
  • Total with 2 agents
  • Total with 5 agents
  • Total with 10 agents
  • RAM (BPS disabled)
  • 16 GB
  • + 4 GB
  • 24 GB
  • 36 GB
  • 56 GB
  • .
  • Base installation
  • Per agent
  • Total with 2 agents
  • Total with 5 agents
  • Total with 10 agents
  • CPU cores
  • 4
  • + 4
  • 12
  • 24
  • 44

What is an agent?

Each agent allows you to run a concurrent scan. For example, in order to run 10 scans simultaneously, you would need a total of 10 agents assigned to your machine(s). For more information, please see What is an agent?

If you also want to use the embedded database, you need to allow space for the data that it accumulates. For more information about how much space is required, please refer to the database and storage space requirements.

External agent machines

Instead of assigning agents to your Enterprise server machine, you can deploy dedicated external machines on which your agents will run when performing scans. For each external agent machine, the following system requirements apply:

Note: Browser-powered scanning (BPS) requires a machine with more RAM but achieves greater coverage during scans.

  • .
  • Base installation
  • Per agent
  • Total with 2 agents
  • Total with 5 agents
  • Total with 10 agents
  • .
  • Base installation
  • Per agent
  • Total with 2 agents
  • Total with 5 agents
  • Total with 10 agents
  • Free disk space
  • 10 GB
  • + 20 GB
  • 50 GB
  • 110 GB
  • 210 GB
  • .
  • Base installation
  • Per agent
  • Total with 2 agents
  • Total with 5 agents
  • Total with 10 agents
  • RAM (BPS enabled)
  • 2 GB
  • + 8 GB
  • 18 GB
  • 42 GB
  • 82 GB
  • .
  • Base installation
  • Per agent
  • Total with 2 agents
  • Total with 5 agents
  • Total with 10 agents
  • RAM (BPS disabled)
  • 2 GB
  • + 4 GB
  • 10 GB
  • 22 GB
  • 42 GB
  • .
  • Base installation
  • Per agent
  • Total with 2 agents
  • Total with 5 agents
  • Total with 10 agents
  • CPU cores
  • 2
  • + 4
  • 10
  • 22
  • 42

What is an agent?

Each agent allows you to run a concurrent scan. For example, in order to run 10 scans simultaneously, you would need a total of 10 agents assigned to your machine(s). For more information, please see What is an agent?

Database and storage space

The amount of data that might be accumulated by Burp Suite Enterprise Edition depends on the number of scans that you perform and how many issues they find. The following table provides an approximate indication of the quantity of data that is likely to be accumulated:

Number of scans Data storage
1,000 500Mb
10,000 5Gb
100,000 50Gb

The following types and versions of external databases have been tested and are fully supported:

Type Supported versions
MariaDB 5.6, 5.7, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3
Microsoft SQL server 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017
MySQL 5.7
Oracle 12.2, 18c
PostgreSQL 9.4, 9.5, 9.6, 10