After you determine the size of your environment, consult the following topics for hardware requirements.


Notes

  • The recommended hardware requirements are valid, whether you use physical or virtual machines.
  • If you are installing the Infrastructure Management server in a virtual environment, ensure to reserve CPU and memory resources.
  • BMC recommends a tier 1 SAN storage (2-4 GBps SAN dedicated channel) for the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server.

Hardware requirements for the Infrastructure Management Server with the embedded SAP SQL Anywhere database

Consider the following hardware requirements for a SAP SQL Anywhere database server when you are planning the size of your environment for data event management, and impact event management.

Infrastructure Management Server hardware requirements when using an embedded SAP SQL Anywhere database

EnvironmentConfiguration ItemData event management and impact event management
Small

Platform

  • Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit), Intel Core i7
    CPU: 4 vCPU, Frequency: 2.2 GHz
  • SPARC Enterprise T-Series or M-Series Servers
    CPU: 4 CPUs, of 3 GHz, UltraSPARC T2
  • Linux 2.6.32-358.18.1.el6.x86_64
    CPU: 4 vCPU, Frequency: 2.2GHz

RAM

8 GB

Storage configuration

200 GB (30 GB for the server + 170 GB for the database)

15000 RPM drive or a tier 1 SAN storage (2-4 GBps SAN dedicated channel)

Medium

Platform

  • Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit), Intel Core i7
    CPU: 4 vCPU, Frequency: 2.2 GHz

  • SPARC Enterprise T-Series or M-Series Servers
    CPU: 4 CPUs, 3 GHz, UltraSPARC T2
  • Linux 2.6.32-358.18.1.el6.x86_64
    CPU: 4 vCPU, Frequency: 2.2GHz

RAM

16 GB

An additional 4 GB of RAM is required if you are using the BMC-supplied SAP SQL Anywhere database.

Storage configuration

300 GB (50 GB for the server + 250 GB for the database) 
15000 RPM drive or a tier 1 SAN storage (2-4 GBps SAN dedicated channel)

Large

Platform

  • Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit), Intel Core i7
    CPU: 8 vCPU, Frequency: 2.2GHz

  • SPARC Enterprise T-Series or M-Series Servers
    CPU: 8 CPUs, 3 GHz, UltraSPARC T2
  • Linux 2.6.32-358.18.1.el6.x86_64
    CPU: 8 vCPU, Frequency: 2.2GHz

RAM

32 GB

An additional 8 GB of RAM is required if you are using the BMC-supplied SAP SQL Anywhere database.

Storage configuration

600 GB (100 GB for the server + 500 GB for the database) 

15000 RPM drive or a tier 1 SAN storage (2-4 GBps SAN dedicated channel)

Hardware requirements for an Oracle database server

Consider the following hardware requirements for an Oracle database server when you are planning the size of your environment for data event management, and impact event management. For information about supported databases, see Supported databases and Web consoles requirements for Infrastructure Management.

Infrastructure Management Oracle database server hardware requirements

EnvironmentConfiguration ItemRequirement
Small

Platform

  • Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit), Intel Core i7
    CPU: 4 vCPU, Frequency: 2.2GHz

  • SPARC Enterprise T-Series or M-Series Servers
    CPU: 4 CPUs, of 3 GHz, UltraSPARC T2
  • Linux 2.6.32-358.18.1.el6.x86_64
    CPU: 4 vCPU, Frequency: 2.2GHz

RAM

16 GB

Storage configuration

170 GB for the database
15000 RPM drive or a tier 1 SAN storage (2-4 GBps SAN dedicated channel)

Medium

Platform

  • Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit), Intel Core i7
    CPU: 4 vCPU, Frequency: 2.2GHz

  • SPARC Enterprise T-Series or M-Series Servers
    CPU: 4 CPUs, 3 GHz, UltraSPARC T2
  • Linux 2.6.32-358.18.1.el6.x86_64
    CPU: 4 vCPU, Frequency: 2.2GHz

RAM

32 GB

Storage configuration

250 GB for the database
15000 RPM drive or a tier 1 SAN storage (2-4 GBps SAN dedicated channel)

Large

Platform

  • Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit), Intel Core i7
    CPU: 4 vCPU, Frequency: 2.2GHz

  • SPARC Enterprise T-Series or M-Series Servers
    CPU: 8 CPUs, 3 GHz, UltraSPARC T2
  • Linux 2.6.32-358.18.1.el6.x86_64
    CPU: 8 vCPU, Frequency: 2.2GHz

RAM

32 GB

Storage configuration

500 GB for the database
15000 RPM drive or a tier 1 SAN storage (2-4 GBps SAN dedicated channel)

Hardware requirements for an Infrastructure Management Server with an Oracle database

Consider the following hardware requirements for the computer on which the Infrastructure Management Server is installed when it is configured with an Oracle database.

Infrastructure Management Server hardware requirements when using an Oracle database

EnvironmentConfiguration ItemData event management and impact event management
Small

Platform

  • Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit), Intel Core i7
    CPU: 4 vCPU, Frequency: 2.2 GHz
  • SPARC Enterprise T-Series or M-Series Servers
    CPU: 4 CPUs, of 3 GHz, UltraSPARC T2
  • Linux 2.6.32-358.18.1.el6.x86_64
    CPU: 4 vCPU, Frequency: 2.2GHz

RAM

8 GB

Storage configuration

30 GB

15000 RPM drive or a tier 1 SAN storage (2-4 GBps SAN dedicated channel)

Medium

Platform

  • Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit), Intel Core i7
    CPU: 4 vCPU, Frequency: 2.2 GHz

  • SPARC Enterprise T-Series or M-Series Servers
    CPU: 4 CPUs, 3 GHz, UltraSPARC T2
  • Linux 2.6.32-358.18.1.el6.x86_64
    CPU: 4 vCPU, Frequency: 2.2GHz

RAM

16 GB

Storage configuration

50 GB
15000 RPM drive or a tier 1 SAN storage (2-4 GBps SAN dedicated channel)

Large

Platform

  • Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit), Intel Core i7
    CPU: 8 vCPU, Frequency: 2.2GHz

  • SPARC Enterprise T-Series or M-Series Servers
    CPU: 8 CPUs, 3 GHz, UltraSPARC T2
  • Linux 2.6.32-358.18.1.el6.x86_64
    CPU: 8 vCPU, Frequency: 2.2GHz

RAM

32 GB

Storage configuration

100 GB for the server

15000 RPM drive or a tier 1 SAN storage (2-4 GBps SAN dedicated channel)

Database considerations

Infrastructure Management can use the embedded SAP SQL Anywhere ASA database or an Oracle database in any deployment:

  • An embedded SAP SQL Anywhere database must run on the same system as the core server components. The embedded database is optimized for Infrastructure Management.
  • An Oracle database must run on a different system within the same subnet network.

Disk subsystems and database performance best practices

The performance of the disk subsystem used for the database can significantly affect the scalability of your system. To optimize performance, BMC recommends the following guidelines:

CPU guidelines

Parallel CPUs usually improve user response time better than a single CPU with a higher clock speed.

Guidelines and limitations for deployment

Follow these guidelines when planning the hardware deployment:

  • You can run multiple Integration Service processes on the same computer. Each Integration Service process on a computer requires 3 GB to 4 GB of memory.
  • The computers on which the Administration Console or the Operations Console are installed and the computer in which the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server is installed should be running on the same network. To avoid a performance issue on the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server, do not open the Administration Console or the Operations Console on the the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server. Open these consoles on a computer other than the computer on which the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server is running.
  • BMC recommends that the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management server be a dedicated server with no other products installed on it.
  • BMC recommends a maximum of three Integration Service instances running on a single Integration Service host computer. For more information, see Sizing chart for multiple Integration Services running on the same Integration Service host.



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