Hardware requirements for Client Management on site

The following sections provide a quick overview of the minimum hardware requirements for the different components of Client Management . For more detailed information and specific database recommendations refer to Database best practices .

Hardware requirements for the master, database and relays

This table lists the recommended hardware per node count. It is important to understand that this document generalizes the hardware recommendations and the hardware requirements can be more or less for any given environment.

When running in virtual environments, CPU, RAM, and NIC utilization on the host system can impact performance. Dedicated physical CPU, RAM, and NIC cards can improve performance.

Evaluation or <500 nodes

Master server

Each relay 2,3Dedicated database 4

CPU

1

Dedicated relay should not be required 1

Dedicated database should not be required.

Core

2

Speed

2 GHz

Cache

2 MB

RAM

4 GB

Estimated size

50 GB

<20,000 nodes

Master server

Each relay 2,3

Dedicated database 4

CPU

1

1

2

Core

4

4

4

Speed

2 GHz

2 GHz

2 GHz

Cache

8 MB

8 MB

8 MB

RAM

8 GB

8 GB

16 GB

Disk size for Client Management data storage

65GB free space, 15k RPM or faster drives 5

60GB 5

20GB 6

<50,000 nodes

Master server

Each relay 2,3

Dedicated database 4

CPU

1

1

2

Core

4

4

4

Speed

2 GHz

2 GHz

3 GHz

Cache

8 MB

8 MB

12 MB

RAM

16 GB

8 GB

24 GB

Disk size for Client Management data storage

73GB free space, 15k RPM or faster drives 5

60GB 5

50GB 6

<100,000 nodes

Master server

Each relay 2,3

Dedicated database 4

CPU

1

1

2

Core

4

4

8

Speed

2 GHz

2 GHz

3 GHz

Cache

8 MB

8 MB

20 MB

RAM

16 GB

8 GB

48 GB

Disk size for Client Management data storage

85 GB free space, 15k RPM or faster drives 5

60 GB 5

100 GB 6

<150,000 nodes

Master server

Each relay 2,3

Dedicated database 4

CPU

1

1

2

Core

4

4

8

Speed

2 GHz

2 GHz

3 GHz

Cache

8 MB

8 MB

20 MB

RAM

16 GB

8 GB

72 GB

Disk size for Client Management data storage

98 GB free space, 15k RPM or faster drives 5

60 GB 5

150 GB 6,7

<200,000 nodes

Master server

Each relay 2,3

Dedicated database 4

CPU

1

1

2

Core

4

4

8

Speed

2 GHz

2 GHz

3 GHz

Cache

8 MB

8 MB

20 MB

RAM

16 GB

8 GB

96 GB

Disk size for Client Management data storage

110 GB free space, 15k RPM or faster drives 5

60 GB 5

200 GB 6,7

  1. Required disk space varies based on size of deployed packages, patches and service packs.
  2. Number of relays required varies based upon network topology and other environmental factors.
  3. These estimations are for infrastructures in which a Windows relay has a maximum of 2000 child nodes or a Linux relay has 5000 child nodes. If your infrastructure requires more nodes per relay contact BMC support for specific sizing.
  4. Check with the database vendor to identify any hardware limitations based upon the version in use. Your licensed database version cannot utilize all hardware resources, for example, Microsoft SQL Express, Microsoft SQL Workgroup, Oracle Express.
  5. The amount of required disk space is estimated for usage over 3 years if all space consuming functionalities are used. Individual estimations are as follows: patch management 18 GB, software distribution 30 GB, operating system distribution 5 GB per image, other (temporary files, reports, and so on) 10 GB.
  6. This is the estimated disk size for storing only Client Management generated data. For detailed information on the required database size and best practices see Database best practices .
  7. BMC recommends and Oracle or PostgreSQL database on Linux for better performance, but an SQL Server database is also possible to use SQL Server.

Hardware requirements for the console

Computers on which the console is to be launched require at least 2 GB RAM.

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  1. Nelson Pita

    Can I install the console in one MACOS system? What kind of MACOS version?

    May 20, 2015 08:31
    1. Susanne Ertle

      The  console can be installed on any supported MAC OS version, as long as the required Java version is installed on it as well.

      May 20, 2015 09:08