System Requirements for Installing CA Spectrum

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  • CA Spectrum 10.0 and higher versions only support 64-bit Operating Systems and does not support 32-bit Operating Systems.
  • While CA Spectrum 10.0 is a 64-bit application, 32-bit Linux Packages are required.
Windows System Requirements
Windows Support
The following table summarizes 
CA Spectrum
 support for Microsoft Windows operating systems:
Operating System
SpectroSERVER
OneClick Server
OneClick Client
CABI Version*
Windows Server 2008 SP2
(64-bit)
Yes
Yes
Yes
(64-bit JRE)
r4.1 SP3
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
(64-bit)
Yes
Yes
Yes
(64-bit JRE)
r4.1 SP3
Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
Yes
Yes
Yes
(64-bit JRE)
r4.1 SP3
Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
Yes
Yes
Yes
(64-bit JRE)
r4.1 SP3
Windows Vista  (64-bit)
No
No
Yes
(64-bit JRE)
r4.1 SP3
Windows 7 (64-bit)
No
No
Yes
(64-bit JRE)
r4.1 SP3
Windows 8 (64-bit)
No
No
Yes
(64-bit JRE)
r4.1 SP3
* Report Manager uses CABI r4.1 SP3 as the report delivery engine. 
For information about the platforms that CABI r4.1 SP3 supports, see Supported Platforms document that is delivered with the CABI r4.1 SP3 installation media.
SpectroSERVER
 Server Requirements for Windows
The following table lists the system requirements for
SpectroSERVER
 on Windows platforms:
Component
Requirement
Operating System
Windows Server 2008 SP2 (64-bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit)
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Memory (RAM)
RAM: 16 GB (Minimum 8 GB).
Processor
Quad core processor (Minimum Single Core)
Disk Space
HDD: 100 GB (Minimum 50 GB).
Video System
Video card that supports 32-bit color at 1024x768 pixel resolution
20" monitor or larger
PDF Document Viewer
Acrobat Reader X or later.
 
OneClick Server Requirements for Windows
The following table lists the system requirements for OneClick server on Windows platforms:
Component
Requirement
Operating System
Windows Server 2008 SP2 (64-bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit)
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Memory (RAM)
RAM: 8 GB
Processor
Dual core processor
Disk Space
Hard Disk Drive: 50 GB
Video System
Video card that supports 32-bit color at 1024x768 pixel resolution
20" monitor or larger
PDF Document Viewer
Acrobat Reader X or later.
OneClick Client Requirements for Windows
Do not set your foreground font color to white. If this font color is set to white, you cannot read the text on your screen during the installation.
The following table lists the OneClick client requirements on Windows platforms for CA Spectrum 10.0.x:
Component
Requirement
Operating System
Windows Server 2008 SP2
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Memory (RAM)
RAM: 8 GB (Minimum 4 GB)
Processor
Dependent on the configuration and number of managed devices
Disk Space
Dependent on the configuration and number of managed devices
Java Components
Important!
Java 8 with x64 JRE is mandatory for OneClick Client.
Java 2 Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.8.0_31 (64-bit), and JCEUnlimited Strength Files. You can download these components from the OneClick home page.
JCEUnlimited Strength Files available with CA Spectrum 10.0 are compatible with JRE 8 only. If you are already on JRE 8, place the JCEUnlimited Strength Files in the JRE version 8. If you are not on JRE 8, install JRE 8 first and then place JCEUnlimited Strength Files in JRE 8. For more information, see Install JRE and JCEUnlimited Strength Files.
Web Browser
Firefox 10.0 or later (the latest version verified is Firefox 39.0)
Internet Explorer 8.0 or later (the latest version verified is IE 11.0)
Note
: Internet Explorer 10 and later versions entails some special requirements. For more information, see OneClick Considerations.
Linux System Requirements
Linux Support
The following table summarizes 
CA Spectrum
 support for Linux operating systems:
Operating System
SpectroSERVER
OneClick Server
OneClick Client
CABI Version*
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5.x
(64-bit)
Yes
Yes
Yes
(64-bit JRE)
r4.1 SP3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x
(64-bit)
Yes
Yes
Yes
(64-bit JRE)
r4.1 SP3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x
(64-bit)
Yes
Yes
Yes
(64-bit JRE)
r4.1 SP3
* Report Manager uses CABI r4.1 SP3 as the report delivery engine. 
SpectroSERVER
and OneClick Server Requirements for Linux
The following table lists the system requirements for 
SpectroSERVER
 and OneClick server on Linux platforms:
Component
Requirement
Operating System
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x (64-bit)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x (64-bit)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x (64-bit)
 X-based desktop environment (such as KDE or GNOME)
Memory (RAM)
Dependent on the configuration and number of managed devices
Processor
Dependent on the configuration and number of managed devices
Disk Space
Dependent on the configuration and number of managed devices
Graphical User Interface
Motif (32-bit).
Note:
Motif is not required for a distributed installation.
Video System
Video card that supports 32-bit color at 1024x768 pixel resolution
20" monitor or larger
PDF Document Viewer
Acrobat Reader X or later
Packages
See "Required Packages," below.
Do not set your foreground font color to white. If this font color is set to white, you cannot read the text on your screen during the installation.
Required Packages
: For purposes of identification, 32-bit RPMs for Red Hat Enterprise Linux contain "i386" or "i686". The 64-bit RPMs contain "x86_64".
Install the following 64-bit RPMs and its dependencies, for the respective RHEL version:
  • elfutils-libelf
  • libaio (required for MySQL v5.5, the MySQL version for the database)
  • ncurses
  • ncurses-libs (RHEL 6.x or 7.x)
  • xterm
  • ksh
  • xorg-x11-fonts-misc
Install the following 32-bit and 64-bit RPMs and its dependencies, for the respective RHEL version:
  • openmotif (RHEL 5.x, 6.x) or motif (RHEL 7.x)
  • glibc
  • nss-softokn-freebl
  • libICE
  • libSM
  • libX11
  • libXext
  • libXft
  • libXmu
  • libXp
  • libXrender
  • libXt
  • fontconfig
  • freetype
  • libjpeg (RHEL 5.x) or libjpeg-turbo ( RHEL 6.x,7.x)
  • libpng
  • libuuid
  • libxcb
  • libXau
  • expat
  • zlib
  • libstdc++
  • libgcc
  • libXi
  • libXtst
OneClick Client Requirements for Linux
The following table lists the OneClick client requirements for Linux platforms for CA Spectrum 10.0.x:
Component
Requirement
Operating System
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x (64-bit)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x (64-bit)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x (64-bit)
X-based desktop environment (such as KDE or GNOME)
Memory (RAM)
Dependent on the configuration and number of managed devices
Processor
Dependent on the configuration and number of managed devices
Disk Space
Dependent on the configuration and number of managed devices
Graphical User Interface
X11 system that the JRE supports
Java Components
Important!
Java 8 with x64 JRE is mandatory for OneClick Client.
Java 2 Run-time Environment (JRE) version 1.8.0_31 (64-bit), and JCEUnlimited Strength Files. These components are available for download from OneClick home page.
JCEUnlimited Strength Files available with CA Spectrum 10.0 are compatible with JRE 8 only. If you are already on JRE 8, place the JCEUnlimited Strength Files in the JRE version 8. If you are not on JRE 8, install JRE 8 first and then place JCEUnlimited Strength Files in JRE 8. For more information, see Install JRE and JCEUnlimited Strength Files.
Web Browser
Firefox 10.0 or later.
CA Spectrum 10.0 does not officially support 32-bit Java clients as it has not been tested.
If a 64-bit client is being used, then OneClick users should NOT download the 64-bit Java version offered on the Spectrum Oneclick Administration page.
Use a suitable 64-bit version of the jre-8u31-windows-x64 file instead. Similarly, do not use JCEUnlimited Strength Files with 64-bit clients as 10.00.00.PTF_10.0.001 will need to be installed to client to open with the JCEUnlimited Strength Files.
Please contact CA Support to get this file.
If you observe performance issue on 10.x using 64-bit java clients, CA reserves the right to request that the same problem be reproduced on 64-bit before being investigated.
64-bit clients are required to take advantage of the increased capacity of 64-bit Spectrum 10, but if the additional scale of 64-bit is not needed, and if required, the 64-bit Java client should perform adequately.
As a general rule, the maximum heap size of 32-bit clients on Windows systems will range from 1.4 to 1.6G of memory, while on 32-bit Solaris the address space is limited to 2G.
If this is exceeded the client will no longer launch until a 64-bit client is utilized.
Solaris System Requirements
Solaris Support
The following table summarizes 
CA Spectrum
 support for Oracle Solaris operating systems:
Operating System
SpectroSERVER
OneClick Server
OneClick Client
CABI Version*
Solaris 10 SPARC
Yes
Yes
Not supported
r4.1 SP3
Solaris 11 SPARC
Yes
Yes
Not supported
r4.1 SP3
* Report Manager uses CABI r4.1 SP3 as the report delivery engine from
CA Spectrum
 10.0 onwards.
For information about the platforms that CABI r4.1 SP3 supports, see the Supported Platforms document that is delivered with the CABI r4.1 SP3 installation media.
SpectroSERVER
and OneClick Server Requirements for Solaris
The following table lists the system requirements for 
SpectroSERVER
 and OneClick server on Solaris platforms:
We no longer provide support for OneClick Client on Windows XP and Solaris.
Component
Requirement
Operating System
Solaris 10 with CDE
Solaris 11
X-based desktop environment (such as GNOME)
Memory (RAM)
Dependent on the configuration and number of managed devices
Processor
Dependent on the configuration and number of managed devices
Disk Space
Dependent on the configuration and number of managed devices
Graphical User Interface
Motif (32-bit).
Note:
Motif is not required for a distributed installation.
Video System
24-bit color graphics system that supports 65000 colors at 1024x768 pixel resolution
20" monitor or larger
PDF Document Viewer
Adobe Reader X or later
Packages
See "Required Packages" and "Required Packages for 
Spectrum Report Manager
," below.
Patches (minimum version specified)
Solaris 10:
119963-04 SunOS 5.10: Shared library patch for C++
118833-36 SunOS 5.10: Kernel patch
119578-30 SunOS 5.10: FMA patch (required by 118833-36)
119042-09 SunOS 5.10: usr/sbin/svccfg patch (required by 118833-36)
Do not set your foreground font color to white. If this font color is set to white, you cannot read the text on your screen during the installation.
Required Packages
Solaris 10
Install the following packages on the 
SpectroSERVER
 and OneClick servers:
  • SUNWdtwm
  • SUNWdtbas
  • SUNWzlib
Update a Solaris 10 Sparc server with the latest patch set. Use the following links for downloading the patch sets and viewing their Readme
  • Log in to MOS to download the patch sets:
  • You need not log in to download the Readme files:
Solaris 11
Install the following packages on the 
SpectroSERVER
 and OneClick servers:
  • SUNWxorg-client-programs
  • SUNWarc
  • SUNWhea
  • SUNWsprot
  • SUNWmfrun
Run the following packages on your Solaris 11 console or terminal:
  • pkg install SUNWxorg-clientlibs
  • pkg install SUNWmfrun
Required Packages for
Spectrum Report Manager
Solaris 10
Install the following packages on the Report Manager server:
  • SUNWgzip
  • SUNWscpu
  • SUNWbash
  • SUNWbcp
  • SUNWxcu4
  • SUNWxwfnt
  • SUNWxwplt
  • SUNWlibC
  • SUNWeu8os
  • SUNWeuluf
  • SUNWuiu8
  • SUNWulcf
  • SUNWmfrun
  • SUNWxwice
Solaris 11
Install the following packages on the Report Manager server:
  • SUNWgzip
  • SUNWbash
  • SUNWxwplt
  • SUNWlibC
  • SUNWuiu8
  • SUNWmfrun
  • SUNWxwice
System Configurations
The configuration tables in this section provide guidelines for running 
CA Spectrum
 at peak efficiency. You can achieve optimal system performance when all system resources are robust enough that a single resource does not limit the other resources. System resources include memory, processor speeds, and disk space.
Note:
Consult your support or sales representative for more help in determining the best configuration for your network.
You cannot define all configurations and system requirements for all users because of the following complexities and variables:
  • Polling frequency
  • Device types
  • Number of devices in a network
Installing OneClick on a single-CPU 
SpectroSERVER
 host system can degrade the performance of both 
SpectroSERVER
 and OneClick. To maximize the performance of both, we recommend that you install OneClick on a separate, dedicated computer. If you upgrade 
SpectroSERVER
 components, you might also need to upgrade OneClick.
SpectroSERVER
and OneClick
The following table lists the system configurations necessary for 
SpectroSERVER
 and OneClick.
The following table assumes that each
SpectroSERVER
manages fewer than 4000 devices with an average of 100 ports on each device.
Component
Platform
SpectroSERVER
Only
OneClick Server Only
SpectroSERVER
and OneClick Server
Memory (RAM)
Windows, Solaris, and Linux
8 GB Minimum
16 GB Recommended
8 GB Recommended
16 GB Minimum
32 GB Recommended
Processor
Windows and Linux
Quad core processor (Minimum Single Core)
2+ GHz dual processor
2.5+ GHz dual processor
Disk^°
Windows, Solaris, and Linux
Serial Attached SCSI disks @ 10,000 RPM or greater
Serial Attached SCSI disks @ 10,000 RPM or greater
Serial Attached SCSI disks @ 10,000 RPM or greater
^ Disk Drives: For optimum performance, run 
CA Spectrum
 on systems with at least Serial Attached SCSI disks @ 10,000 RPM or greater. 
Swap Space Recommendations
Windows 
                          
Amount of Installed RAM 
Recommended swap space
    
16- 32 GB        
      16 GB
Solaris
System Type
Swap Volume Size
Dump Volume Size
Mid-range server with about 8 GB of physical memory
2 GB
4 GB
High-end server with about 16 to 128 GB of physical memory
4 GB
8-64 GB
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Amount of installed RAM
Recommended swap space
4GB - 16GB
4GB swap space
16GB - 64GB
8GB swap space
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Amount of installed RAM
Recommended swap space
Recommended swap space if allowing for hibernation
> 2GB - 8GB
The same amount of RAM
2 times the amount of RAM
> 8GB - 64GB
At least 4GB
1.5 times the amount of RAM
^ Disk Drives: For optimum performance, run 
CA Spectrum
 on systems with Multi-disk RAID configurations @ 10,000 RPM or greater.
OneClick with Report Manager
The following table lists the system configuration for OneClick with Report Manager running in the environment.
Component
Platform
OneClick with Report Manager
Memory (RAM)
Windows, Solaris, and Linux
8 GB Minimum
16 GB Recommended
Processor
Windows and Linux
2.5+ GHz dual processor
Disk°†
Windows, Solaris, and Linux
Serial Attached SCSI disks @ 10,000 RPM or greater
* We highly recommend a separate, dedicated system for Report Manager. So, install OneClick with Report Manager and use this OneClick instance only for SRM activities.
ª Assumes that Report Manager is monitoring the 
SpectroSERVER
 (polling for event data and asset change data). Otherwise, 1536 MB is acceptable.
^ Or any comparable Intel x86 1.5 GHz or better processor.
° Disk Drives: For optimum performance, run 
CA Spectrum
 on systems with at least Serial Attached SCSI disks @ 10,000 RPM or greater. 
System Support and Setup Considerations
Virtualization Environments
CA Spectrum
supports the following virtualization environments:
  • Solaris Zones
  • VMware for Windows and Linux
    For information about CA VMware guidelines, see Virtualization.
Rule of Localization Homogeneity
The
Rule of Localization Homogeneity
states that all components in a distributed 
CA Spectrum
 installation must run on servers that use the same operating system Locale. Think of 
CA Spectrum
 as one application running with one language, rather than as a set of distributed services potentially running different languages.
By following the
Rule of Localization Homogeneity
, you ensure that all access and modification of data through different communication paths use one consistent language. Otherwise, myriad languages can be stored in the 
CA Spectrum
 database. The multiple languages cause problems with such data issues as display, fonts, searching, and sorting.
We recommend that you set the Locale on the servers that run 
CA Spectrum
 processes before you install 
CA Spectrum
. Such servers include the Location server, Processd,
SpectroSERVER
s, OneClick servers, clients, and the Secure Domain Manager.
Disk Striping and RAID
For optimum performance, you can run 
CA Spectrum
 on systems with multiple, ultra-wide, 10,000 RPM, SCSI disk drives that use disk striping or RAID (redundant array of independent disks) technologies.
Disk striping is a technique of spreading data over multiple disk drives. RAID is a disk drive system that uses two or more drives in combination for fault tolerance and performance improvement.
Symantec pcAnywhere
Symantec pcAnywhere™ can cause Java to lock and prevent Java applications from launching. Java applications include OneClick Console, 
CA Spectrum
 Control Panel, Model Type Editor, and Performance View. The processes start, but the GUIs do not launch. If you stop pcAnywhere, the Java-based applications launch and the GUIs display correctly.
To resolve this issue, install or upgrade to DirectX version 9.0 B, which is available at http://support.microsoft.com.
Alternatively, you can stop the pcAnywhere Host Service before installation. After you install 
CA Spectrum
 and OneClick, you can enable the pcAnywhere Host Service again.
Antivirus Software and Data Backup
CA Spectrum
does not include antivirus software. We recommend installing your preferred antivirus software to protect your networking environment.
To avoid database corruption, exclude 
CA Spectrum
 installation areas and 
CA Spectrum
 files from scans by any local or remote instances of antivirus software.
CA Spectrum
installation areas include OneClick and Report Manager installation areas.
Exclude all 
CA Spectrum
 installation areas, including OneClick and Report Manager installation areas, from scans by data backup programs.
OneClick Considerations
OneClick consists of a web server-based component and a client-based component, each of which requires different software. The OneClick web server includes the following items:
  • Apache Tomcat servlet engine
  • MySQL database management system
  • Java 2 Software Development Kit (SDK)
    CA Spectrum
    supports only the version of the JDK that ships with OneClick.
The OneClick client includes the following items:
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) with Java Web Start and JCEUnlimited Strength Files
If Microsoft Internet Explorer version 10 is installed on the OneClick clients, set the browser security level to medium-low to avoid security-related issues. Or, if the Internet Explorer 10 security level is high, be sure to add the OneClick website to the list of Trusted Sites.
By default, the OneClick website is automatically run in Compatibility Mode if the OneClick web server is installed within an intranet. In Internet Explorer 10, intranet sites run in Compatibility Mode by default. Run Internet Explorer 10 in Compatibility Mode to support the 
CA Spectrum
 - CA Service Desk Manager integration and 
Spectrum Report Manager
. For more information, consult the Microsoft website.
OneClick and Report Manager Considerations
If you are installing OneClick with Report Manager, see the Install Report Manager
 
for installation information.
OneClick and Service Manager Considerations
If you are installing OneClick with Service Manager, the following recommendations should be considered:
  • Service Manager must be installed on the computer where the 
    SpectroSERVER
     is installed
    and
    on the computer where OneClick is installed. The modeling catalog and all modeling intelligence exist within the 
    SpectroSERVER
     database. The historical database and event handling code exist on the OneClick web server, which is installed with OneClick.
  • We recommend that you also install Service Manager when you install Report Manager with OneClick. Installing these components together ensures that the Service and SLA Reporting tables are populated.
For more information about Service Manager, see .