Virtual infrastructure or hardware system requirements

Depending on whether you are installing Unified Manager on virtual infrastructure or on a physical system, it must meet minimum requirements for memory, CPU, and disk space.

The following table displays the values that are recommended for memory, CPU, and disk space resources. These values have been qualified so that the Unified Manager server will meet acceptable performance levels.

Hardware configuration Recommended settings
RAM 12 GB
Processors 4 CPUs
CPU cycle capacity 9572 MHz total
Free disk space
VMware:
  • 5 GB (thin provisioned)
  • 152 GB (thick provisioned)

Red Hat: 150 GB, where the capacity is allocated as follows:

  • 50 GB allotted to the root partition
  • 100 GB of free disk space allotted to the /opt/netapp/data directory, which is mounted on an LVM drive or on a separate local disk attached to the target system
Important: Mounting /opt/netapp/data on an NFS or CIFS share is not supported.

Windows: 150 GB, where the capacity is allocated as follows:

  • 100 GB of disk space for the Unified Manager installation directory
  • 50 GB of disk space for the MySQL data directory

Unified Manager can be installed on systems with a small amount of memory, but the recommended 12 GB of RAM ensures that enough memory is available for optimal performance, and so that the system can accommodate additional clusters and storage objects as your configuration grows.

Memory-page swapping negatively impacts the performance of the system and the management application. Competing for CPU resources that are unavailable because of overall host utilization can degrade performance.

Dedicated use requirement

The physical or virtual system on which you install Unified Manager must be used exclusively for Unified Manager and not shared with other applications. Other applications will consume system resources and can drastically reduce the performance of Unified Manager.

Space requirements for Unified Manager backups

If you plan to use the Unified Manager backup and restore feature, you must allocate additional capacity so that the "data" directory, or disk, has 150 GB of space. A backup can be written to a local destination or to a remote destination. It is highly recommended that you identify a remote location that is external to the Unified Manager host system that has a minimum of 150 GB of space.

Host connectivity requirements

The physical or virtual system on which you install Unified Manager must be configured in such a way that you can successfully ping the host name from the host itself. In case of IPv6 configuration, you should verify that ping6 to the host name is successful to ensure that the Unified Manager installation succeeds.

You can use the host name (or the host IP address) to access the product web UI. If you configured a static IP address for your network during deployment, then you designated a name for the network host. If you configured the network using DHCP, the host name should be taken from the DNS.

If you plan to allow users to access Unified Manager using the short name instead of using the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or IP address, then your network configuration has to resolve this short name to a valid FQDN.

License requirements

No special licenses are required to install Unified Manager.