Ethernet Monitoring Unit requirements

The Ethernet Monitoring Unit is a hardware server dedicated to monitoring NFS traffic in an OnCommand Insight environment. The minimum system requirements for Ethernet Monitoring Units and the supported NICs are listed below.

Note: Ethernet Monitoring Unit (EMU) is not supported in OnCommand Insight version 7.3.12 and later.

Server requirements

Component Required
Hardware Rack-mounted chassis with redundant power supplies
Operating system A computer running a licensed version of one of the following, that is running no other application-level software:
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 7.9, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3
  • CentOS 7.2, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 7.9, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 7.9, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3
CPU Two 2.2 GHz 8-core hyper-threading CPUs
Memory 32 GB huge pages memory (set at boot time)
Available disk space 240 GB hard drive
Network 2 - 10GbE NICs for monitoring NFS traffic (from supported list)
2 - Short Range 10GbE Gigabit Interface Converter (GBIC)
1 - 1GbE interface for management with the OnCommand Insight server
Permissions Sudo permissions on the Server.

Supported network interface cards

The Network Interface Cards (NICs) that are supported for monitoring NFS traffic are listed in the table below.

Manufacturer Common Linux ethernet driver Model designation
Cisco Enic UCS Virtual Interface Card
Intel e1000 82540, 82545, 82546
Intel e1000e 82571,82572, 82573,82574, 82583, ICH8, ICH9, ICH10, PCH1, PCH2, I217, I218
Intel igb 82575, 82576, 82580, I210, I211, I350, I354, DH89xx
Intel ixgbe 82598,82599, X540, X550
Intel i40e X710, XL710, X722
Intel fm10k FM10420
Qlogic bnx2x 578xx