Recommended IT Management Suite 7.1 hardware

Article:HOWTO44238  |  Created: 2011-03-10  |  Updated: 2011-06-08  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO44238
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Recommended IT Management Suite 7.1 hardware

To determine your hardware requirements, use the recommendations in this topic. The following are general hardware recommendations for most environments with IT Management Suite 7.1. Depending on your specific circumstances, the appropriate hardware may vary.

Table: IT Management Suite 7.1 hardware recommendations for SQL Server

Component

Evaluation

100 - 1,000 endpoints

1,000 - 10,000 endpoints

10,000 - 20,000 endpoints

Processors

One core

Four cores

Eight cores

Eight cores

Disk Speed

SAS 10k

SAS 10k in high-performance disk array.

SAS 15k in high-performance disk array.

SSD or SAS 15k equivalent in a high-performance disk array.

Disk Capacity

80 GB

80 GB

400 GB

400 GB

RAM

16 GB

16 GB

32 GB

48 GB

Table: IT Management Suite 7.1 physical and virtual hardware recommendations for Notification Server

Component

Evaluation

100 - 1,000 endpoints

1,000 - 10,000 endpoints

10,000 - 20,000 Endpoints

Processors

One core

Eight cores

Eight cores

Eight cores

Disk Speed

SAS 10k

SAS 10k

SAS 15k

SAS 15k

Disk Capacity

80 GB

80 GB

80 GB

80 GB

RAM

12 GB

16 GB

16 GB

16 GB

Table: IT Management Suite 7.1 physical and virtual hardware recommendations for Task Server

Component

10 - 100 endpoints

100 - 1,000 endpoints

1,000 - 5,000 endpoints

5,000 - 7,500 endpoints

Operating system

Desktop operating system

Server operating system

Server operating system

Server operating system

Processors

One core

Two cores

Four cores

Four cores

Disk Capacity

5 GB

5 GB

5 GB

5 GB

RAM

4 GB

4 GB

4 GB

8 GB

Table: IT Management Suite 7.1 physical and virtual hardware recommendations for package server

Component

10 - 100 endpoints

100 - 1,000 endpoints

1,000 - 5,000

5,000 - 7,500

Operating system

Desktop operating system

Server operating system

Server operating system

Server operating system

Processors

One core

Two cores

Four cores

Four cores

Disk Capacity

100 GB - 250 GB

100 GB - 250 GB

100 GB - 250 GB

100 GB - 250 GB

RAM

4 GB

4 GB

4 GB

4 GB

Please take note of the following details:

  • All of the recommendations in this topic assume that you install SQL Server on a dedicated computer.

  • The primary influence on SQL performance is disk throughput.

  • Symantec does not recommend that you install SQL Server on a virtual computer.

  • Your Notification Server disk capacity requirements may increase depending on your specific strategy for storing Deployment Disk Images, Patch Management Bulletins, and your Software Library.

  • When Notification Server is installed on a virtual computer, the data loader show performance degradation (approximately 25%).

  • If you choose to install the task service and the package service on the same computer, increase your hardware to account for the additional load.

  • Site servers may use either a Windows workstation operating system or a Windows server operating system. Distributed and large environments may require numerous site servers to meet configuration management demands. Your primary consideration is the number of concurrent sessions that you need when you choose between a server operating system and a workstation operating system. Windows workstations are limited to 10 concurrent TCP connections sessions but Windows Server OS does not have the same limitation. A site with fewer than 100 endpoints may only require 10 sessions; however; a Windows server may be required for larger remote sites.

  • When a site server supports more than 7,500 managed computers, additional site servers should be used.


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