Plan Your Deployment

This article details the deployment guidelines and hardware requirements for CA UIM.
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This article details the deployment guidelines and hardware requirements for CA UIM.
Contents
Hardware Overview
For the best CA UIM performance, the physical or virtual servers that host your primary components must have:
  • Processing power and memory that are sufficient for the size of your deployment
  • Supported software that is installed and configured
Assessing the hardware requirements for any large and complex software system is a challenge. Over-sizing seems wasteful, but underestimating can create performance problems. Because each environment is unique, no fixed rules or formulas can ensure a minimum optimal configuration. Consider the following items:
  • Keep in mind that a hardware configuration that works today can require growth in the future. Take forecast growth into consideration when planning your hardware requirements.
  • Use the information in this article to begin planning your deployment. However, your situation can impose greater or lesser demands on the system.
  • If possible, obtain hardware of the most current generation to anticipate the longest useful life.
  • Consult your presales consultant if you have any doubts or concerns about your hardware needs.
  • All your servers do not need to run the same operating system.
  • For evaluations, you can install the database, CA UIM Server, and UMP on a single system. For production environments, distribute them across multiple virtual or physical servers. A distributed deployment gives each component sufficient computing power and memory to perform optimally.
The size of your deployment determines your hardware requirement. Deployment size is based on the number of hubs and robots you expect to install.
 
Hubs
Robots
Small
1
100
Medium
5
250
Large
20
500
Major
50
1000
Plan to deploy more than 50 hubs and 1000 robots?
Use the specifications for a major deployment as a starting point and consult with professional services or a certified partner for guidance.
Consult your sales representative if you have questions about your hardware needs.
Database Server System
Minimum processor:
64-bit XEON-class, 2.0 GHz
Deployment size
Processor
Memory
Small
One dual-core
8 GB
Medium
One or two quad-cores
12 GB
Large
Two quad-cores
12 GB to 18 GB
Major
Two quad-cores or eight-cores
18 GB to 24 GB
Storage recommendations:
  • Obtain at least 1-TB storage for the database.
  • Use RAID 10 (for speed and reliability).
  • Spread database files across multiple disks to improve I/O.
  • Choose drive subsystems with low latency/seek times, high spindle speeds, high interconnect bandwidth.
  • Consider data redundancy, synchronization, and database growth.
Disk I/O performance and server bus bandwidth impact relational database server performance. Crowded VM hosts, clusters, or heavily shared storage in VM environments are not recommended for hosting the database. Selecting the right database storage solution is beyond the scope of this article. Consult your storage vendor if you need further assistance.
Primary Hub System
Minimum processor:
64-bit XEON-class, 2.0 GHz
Deployment size
Processor
Memory
Small
One dual-core
4 GB to 8 GB
Medium
One or two quad-cores
12 GB
Large
Two quad-cores
12 GB
Major
 Two quad-cores or eight-cores
16 GB to 24 GB
On all systems:
  • 15-GB available disk space is recommended.
  • The installer requires 2.1 GB of temporary space to unpack the files.
On Linux and Solaris, the installer unpacks to /tmp/install.dir.
x
, where
x
is a random number. If /tmp does not have 2.1 GB available, the installer uses the home directory of the user running the installer (root).
Secondary Hub Systems
The requirements for a secondary hub vary, depending on the load the hub carries. Consider the following items:
  • A secondary hub requires hardware equal to that of your primary hub if: 
    • It manages a large number of robots
    • It is configured for high availability and must take over the role of the primary hub.
  • If the secondary hub manages a small number of robots (for example, for a remote subnet with limited components to monitor), less powerful hardware can be used.
UMP Server System
Minimum processor:
64-bit XEON-class, 2.0 GHz
Deployment
Processor
Memory
Small
Not required. Install UMP on the primary hub server.
Medium
One quad-core
4 GB to 8 GB
Large
Two quad-cores
8 GB to 12 GB
Major
Two quad-cores
16 GB
VMware Virtual Machine Installation Requirements
Review the Enterprise Java Applications on VMware -- Best Practices Guide for general guidelines regarding installation on VMware virtual machines.
You can install CA UIM components on a VMware virtual machine. The requirements for virtual machine installation are as follows:
  • VMware ESXi 5.5 or later is required.
  • The guest OS on the virtual machine must run a CA UIM-supported operating system. For more information about supported operating systems, refer to the Compatibility Support Matrix.
  • The virtual machine must meet the hardware requirements that are described in this article.