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    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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    4. Please update the page to reflect the correct platforms for 10.7 release in the sizing table sections

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