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Hardware requirements must be considered when determining the size of your environment.

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Hardware requirements for BMC ProactiveNet Server

When determining the size of your environment for data management, event management, hybrid management (data collection and event management), and impact management, consider the following hardware requirements for BMC ProactiveNet Server.

Note

The recommended hardware requirements are valid, whether you use physical or virtual machines.

Hardware requirements for BMC ProactiveNet Server environments

EnvironmentConfiguration itemData-event managementImpact-event managementData-impact and event management
Small

Platform

  • Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit), Intel Core i7, 
    CPU: 2 Cores, of 3.067 GHz, 2400 MHz, and 16 threads or equivalent
  • SPARC Enterprise T-Series or M-Series Servers, 
    CPU: 2 Cores, of 3 GHz, UltraSPARC T2, and 32 threads or more
  • Linux 2.6.32-71.29.1.el6.x86_64, Intel Xeon CPU E5645 @ 2.40 GHz, 
    CPU: 2 Cores

RAM

8 GB

8 GB

8 GB

Storage configuration

220 GB (20 GB for the server + 200 GB for the database)

10 K SAS disk or SAN storage

Medium

Platform

  • Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit), Intel Core i7, 
    CPU: 4 Cores, of 3.067 GHz, 2400 MHz, and 16 threads or equivalent

  • SPARC Enterprise T-Series or M-Series Servers, 
    CPU: 4 Cores, of 3 GHz, UltraSPARC T2, and 32 threads or more
  • Linux 2.6.32-71.29.1.el6.x86_64, Intel Xeon CPU E5645 @ 2.40GHz, 
    CPU: 4 Cores

RAM

16 GB

16 GB

16 GB

Storage configuration

220 GB (20 GB for the server + 200 GB for the database)

10 K SAS disk or SAN storage

Large

Platform

  • Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit), Intel Core i7, 
    CPU: 8 Cores, of 3.067 GHz, 2400 MHz, and 16 threads or equivalent

  • SPARC Enterprise T-Series or M-Series Servers, 2 CPUs and a total of 8 Cores, 3 GHz, UltraSPARC T2, and 32 threads or more
  • Linux 2.6.32-71.29.1.el6.x86_64, Intel Xeon CPU E5645 @ 2.40 GHz, 2 CPUs and a total of 8 Cores

RAM

32 GB

32 GB

32 GB

Storage configuration

220 GB (20 GB for the server + 200 GB for the database)

Tier 1 SAN storage (2-4 GBps SAN dedicated channel)

Disk subsystems and database recommendations

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

  • Use RAID 10 or 01 on larger BMC ProactiveNet installations to better satisfy the higher demands on write I/O operations. BMC does not recommend using RAID 5.
  • Use SAN on medium and large deployments.
  • BMC performance testing for sizing was performed on UNIX and NTFS file system. Performance problems were observed using Veritas file systems, and those file systems are not recommended for large deployments.
  • Use a larger number of physical disk drives (spindle count) instead of larger capacity disks. Because disk drive throughput performance has not increased at the same rate as disk capacity, you can achieve better performance with smaller disks.
  • For large environments, run a defragmentation process on the database file every six months.

CPU guidelines

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

Hardware requirements for BMC ProactiveNet Integration Service

When determining the size of your environment for data, impact, and event management, consider the following hardware requirements for the BMC ProactiveNet Integration Service.

Note

The BMC ProactiveNet Integration Service on Solaris, whether 32-bit or 64-bit computer, cannot monitor more than 125,000 attributes.

Environment

Configuration item

Data-event management

Impact-event management

Data-impact and event management

Small

Platform

Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit), Intel Core i7, 
CPU: 2 Cores, of 3.067 GHz, 2400 MHz, and 16 threads or equivalent

RAM

4 GB

4 GB

4 GB

Storage configuration

10 K SAS disk or SAN storage

Medium

Platform

Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit), Intel Core i7, 
CPU: 4 Cores, of 3.067 GHz, 2400 MHz, and 16 threads or equivalent

RAM

6 GB

6 GB

6 GB

Storage configuration

10 K SAS disk or SAN storage

Large

Platform

Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit), Intel Core i7, 
CPU: 4 Cores, of 3.067 GHz, 2400 MHz, and 16 threads or equivalent

RAM

8 GB

8 GB

8 GB

Storage configuration

10 K SAS disk or SAN storage

 

For information about the sizing guidlines for BMC ProactiveNet integration Service, see Guidelines for the BMC ProactiveNet Integration Service.

 Hardware requirements for BusinessObjects and BMC ProactiveNet Reporting Engine

Consider the following hardware requirements for SAP Business Objects reporting when determining the size of your environment for event reporting and impact reporting. For more information about reporting, see BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management Reporting 9.0.

Hardware requirements for Business Objects and the Report Engine 

Environment

Configuration item

Business Objects

Report Engine

Small (50K Attributes)

Platform

  • Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit), Intel Core i7, 
    CPU: 2 Cores, of 3.067 GHz, 2400 MHz, and 16 threads or equivalent

  • SPARC Enterprise T-Series or M-Series Servers, 2 CPUs and a total of 2 Cores, 3 GHz, UltraSPARC T2, and 32 threads or more

RAM

4 GB

4 GB

Storage configuration

40 GB

20 GB

Medium (250K Attributes)

Platform

  • Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit), Intel Core i7, 
    CPU: 4 Cores, of 3.067 GHz, 2400 MHz, and 16 threads or equivalent

  • SPARC Enterprise T-Series or M-Series Servers, 2 CPUs and a total of 4 Cores, 3 GHz, UltraSPARC T2, and 32 threads or more

RAM

8 GB

4 GB

Storage configuration

80 GB

40 GB

Large (500K Attributes)

Platform

  • Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit), Intel Core i7, 
    CPU: 8 Cores, of 3.067 GHz, 2400 MHz, and 16 threads or equivalent

  • SPARC Enterprise T-Series or M-Series Servers, 2 CPUs and a total of 8 Cores, 3 GHz, UltraSPARC T2, and 32 threads or more

RAM

8 GB

8 GB

Storage configuration

80 GB

80 GB

Hardware requirements for an Oracle Database in BMC ProactiveNet

Consider the following hardware requirements for an Oracle Database server when you are planning the size of your environment for data-event management, impact-event management, data-impact-event management, and Business Objects reporting.

Note

The following recommendations are based on a test environment where the Oracle Database server was installed on Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems.

Testing was not performed on UNIX-based platforms; however, all UNIX platforms supported by the Oracle Database server are supported by BMC ProactiveNet. If you are using a UNIX-based platform supported by the Oracle Database server, follow the hardware recommendations for Linux.

Hardware requirements for the Oracle Database server



Environment

Configuration item

Value

Small

Platform

  • Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit), Intel Core i7, 
    CPU: 2 Cores, of 3.067 GHz, 2400 MHz, and 16 threads or equivalent

  • Linux 2.6.32-71.29.1.el6.x86_64, Intel Xeon CPU E5645 @ 2.40 GHz, 2 CPUs and a total of 2 Cores

RAM

4 GB

Storage configuration

200 GB, 10 K SAS disk or SAN storage

Oracle Databse

Oracle Database 11g r2 (11.2.0.2) or higher Standard Edition, 64-bit production.
If you have an Oracle RAC environment, Oracle Database Enterprise Edition is recommended.

Medium

Platform

  • Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit), Intel Core i7, 
    CPU: 4 Cores, of 3.067 GHz, 2400 MHz, and 16 threads or equivalent

  • Linux 2.6.32-71.29.1.el6.x86_64, Intel Xeon CPU E5645 @ 2.40GHz, 2 CPUs and a total of 4 Cores

RAM

8 GB

Storage configuration

500 GB, 10 K SAS disk or SAN storage

Oracle Databse

Oracle Database 11g r2 (11.2.0.2) or higher Standard Edition, 64-bit production.
If you have an Oracle RAC environment, Oracle Database Enterprise Edition is recommended.

Large

Platform

  • Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit), Intel Core i7, 
    CPU: 8 Cores, of 3.067 GHz, 2400 MHz, and 16 threads or equivalent

  • Linux 2.6.32-71.29.1.el6.x86_64, Intel Xeon CPU E5645 @ 2.40 GHz, 2 CPUs and a total of 8 Cores

RAM

16 GB

Storage configuration

1 TB, 10 K SAS disk or SAN storage

Oracle Databse

Oracle Database 11g r2 (11.2.0.2) or higher Standard Edition, 64-bit production.
If you have an Oracle RAC environment, Oracle Database Enterprise Edition is recommended.

Recommendations

Database considerations
BMC ProactiveNet can use the embedded Sybase ASA Database or an Oracle Database in any deployment:

  • An embedded Sybase Database must run on the same system as the core server components. The embedded database is optimized for BMC ProactiveNet.
  • An Oracle Database must run on a different system within the same subnet network.

Antivirus configuration
Before installing BMC ProactiveNet, disable the on-demand scan of the antivirus.

Hardware requirements for servers in BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management

The following table provides a summary of the server hardware requirements for integration into a BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management typical environment. For information about hardware requirements for different environments, see Sizing charts for BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management integration.

ComponentBMC ProactiveNet Central ServerBMC ProactiveNet Child ServerBMC ProactiveNet Data Collection HostBMC Server Automation Servers

Platform

Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit), Intel Core i7, 
CPU: 8 Cores, of 3.067 GHz, 2400 MHz, and 16 threads or equivalent

RAM

8 GB

12 GB

12 GB

4 GB

CPUs

2

4

2

2

Storage configuration

10 K SAS disk or SAN storage

Note

  • Open the BMC ProactiveNet Administration Console or Operations Console on a computer other than the computer on which the BMC ProactiveNet Server is running.
  • To avoid a performance issue on the BMC ProactiveNet Server, do not open the Administration or Operations Consoles from a BMC ProactiveNet Server computer.
  • Administration or Operations Consoles and BMC ProactiveNet Server computers must be running on the same network.
  • BMC recommends that you do not install any browser on the BMC ProactiveNet Server.

Related Topics

Data collection and event management deployment

Event and impact management deployment

Data, event and impact management deployment


 

2 Comments

  1. "Hardware requirements for BMC ProactiveNet Integration Service" section states that for only "event and impact management" in a large environment 2x4 cores are proposed.

    IMHO this type of ISN will only run a cell which is single threaded with a statebuilder on top. So probably 2 Cores (maybe one more for the OS) should fit. The cell memory size typically does not exceed hundreds of MBs. So 8GB will be oversized.

    Opinions?

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