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    This topic lists hardware and software requirements that must be met for virtual machine-based components and for other components before installing and using the Transaction Execution Adapter  Agent (TEA Agent). The following topics are presented:

    TrueSight App Visibility server

    To run synthetic monitoring, you must have a functioning App Visibility server. The App Visibility server and the TEA Agents must be the same version.

    See System requirements for App Visibility Manager and Installing App Visibility Manager components for more details.

    Scripting requirements and Silk Performer

    Silk Performer for TrueSight Operations Management is the utility that enables an application specialist to record or author .ltz scripts that simulate user transactions. BMC provides some basic scripts and you can create your own realistic and customizable scripts with Silk Performer. Synthetic monitoring supports script protocols created with Silk Performer, such as HTTP, SAP, and Citrix.

    Each computer with the TEA Agent requires an execution module to run the scripts. On each TEA Agent computer, install the full Silk Performer installation, or a smaller agent installation.

    To take advantage of support for the latest Silk Performer features, ensure that your system has the latest version of Silk Performer or the agent.

    System requirements for the TEA Agent

    Before installing a Synthetic Transaction Execution Adapter (TEA) Agent to monitor synthetic transactions, ensure that the host computer complies with the requirements described in the following sections.

    Hardware requirements for the TEA Agent

    The TEA Agent computer requires the following minimum resource requirements:

    • 50 GB of free disk space
    • 4 GB of RAM
    • 2 CPUs

    If you run more than one TEA Agent on the same computer, multiply the resources depending on the number of TEA agents that you have.  For example, If you have 3 TEA Agents on a system, you need 150 GB of space (3 * 50 GB), 6 CPUs (3* 2 CPUs) and 12 GB of RAM (3* 4 GB).  You may need even more resources depending on the complexity and resource use of your scripts.

    Software requirements for the TEA Agent

    Before installing the TEA Agent, verify that the Agent computer meets the following software requirements:

    • Microsoft Windows operating system:
      • Microsoft Windows 2008 R2
      • Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit
      • Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
      • Microsoft Windows 8.1 32-bit
      • Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit
      • Microsoft Windows 10
      • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
      • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
      • Microsoft Windows 2016

    Note

     To run multiple Silk Test scripts in parallel, a Windows Server edition platform is required.

    • Silk Performer agent: On the TEA Agent computer, install a Silk Performer agent to run the scripts. You can install the full TrueSight Synthetic Monitor with Silk Performer scripting utility, or the smaller Silk Performer agent.

      Run the Silk Performer installation utility as an administrator on the TEA Agent computer.

    Where to go from here

    Preparing for installation of the TEA Agent

    Related topics

    Installing a Transaction Execution Adapter Agent

    Installing App Visibility Manager components

    TrueSight Operations Management architecture

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