Appliance specification summary

Default specifications of the virtual appliances supplied

  • CPU: 1
  • RAM: 2048MB
  • Hard Disk: 1 x SCSI 55 GB (set to grow as necessary in 2 GB file increments)
  • CD/DVD Drive: 1 (auto detect)
  • Network Interface Cards: 1 (eth0) bridged, configured to use DHCP to obtain an IP address.

The Network Interface Card (eth0) is configured to use DHCP. However, this can be changed to use a static IP.
During the install process, the following network configuration is required:

  • DHCP or static IP for eth0 interface
    If Static IP then provide the following:
    • Appliance IP Address
    • Gateway
    • Subnet Mask
    • DNS for address lookup


For initial testing at a small scale, the default configuration is sufficient. For production use, or use at scale you must increase the RAM, CPU and disk configuration in accordance with the Hardware requirements. One size Virtual Appliance is supplied, because a single size simplifies delivery and does not require you to download various sized VMs for various applications such as scanning and consolidation appliances.

2GB RAM is insufficient to activate a TKU in an acceptable time. To use a TKU in testing, you must increase the amount of RAM in the system to 4GB or more.

BMC Atrium Discovery is no longer supplied on physical platforms, it is supplied as a virtual appliance which is described in the Virtual Appliance section, or as a kickstart DVD which can be installed onto your own hardware.

The BMC Atrium Discovery appliance platforms are x86-64 based hardware that is supported by Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (64-bit only). Only servers can be used in a production environment. Workstations and laptops are not up to production specification.

See Hardware requirements for more information.

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