This page provides detailed information for content creators, artists, and developers to get started using Nucleus Workstation on Windows or Linux.

System Requirements

We recommend the following hardware minimums for installing and running Nucleus:

  • CPU: 6 core processor

  • RAM: 16GB

  • Drive: Solid-state drive (SSD) for better load times

  • Resource capacity: Unsure how much disk space you need? Start with 50GB and monitor system resource utilization; allocate more disk space if required

Workstation versus Docker Distributions

This is covered in more detail on the Nucleus Distributions page. There are two important differences between the distributions:

  • Omniverse Nucleus Navigator Workstation uses port 34080 and includes a System Monitor utility

  • Docker distribution uses port 80 and has no System Monitor

Further information on Omniverse ports is shown under Port Configuration on the Usage page.

Install Using Omniverse Launcher

Nucleus Workstation can be downloaded through Omniverse Launcher.

To begin installation, open Omniverse Launcher and click the ‘Nucleus’ tab, then click ‘Add Local Nucleus Service’.


Set your preferred data path and click ‘Next’. Enter your desired credentials for the Administrator Account and then click ‘Complete Setup’.

Nucleus Workstation will now download and install. There are several ways to verify the installation:

  • Click the menu icon next to ‘Local Nucleus Service’ and click ‘Settings’ to bring up System Monitor. Check that all services are listed as ‘Running’

  • Click the folder icon next to ‘Local Nucleus Service’ to bring up Omniverse Nucleus Navigator. Log in using the Administrator account

  • Connect to System Monitor by navigating to http://localhost:3080 in a browser. Check that all apps are listed as ‘Running’

  • Connect to Navigator by navigating to http://localhost:34080 in a browser. Log in using ‘admin’ or ‘omniverse’ for both the username and password