Data Warehouse server requirements

The Data Warehouse server must run on a computer that is compatible with established hardware and software requirements. You must ensure that Apache web server or reporting software is not already installed on this machine.

Important: Sizing for OnCommand Insight has multiple dependencies, such as number of assets in your environment, amount of historical data retained, and more. The following data warehouse sizing examples are guidelines only; they represent some of the environments in which Insight has been tested. Changing any of these or other factors in the environment can change the sizing requirements for Insight.

It is recommended to contact your Sales Engineer for detailed sizing guidance before installing or upgrading Insight.

Environment factors: Disk space, CPUs, and Memory tested:
18 storage arrays

3,400 VMs

4,500 switch ports

200 GB hard disk

8 cores


110 storage arrays

11,500 VMs

14,500 switch ports

300 GB hard disk

8 cores



Component Required
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, or 8.1
  • CentOS 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, or 8.1
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, or 8.1
Virtual machine (VM) This component can run in a virtual environment, provided that the CPU and memory resources for your instance are reserved.
CPU 8 - 40 CPU cores
Memory 32 GB - 2 TB RAM
Available Disk Space 200 GB - 512 GB disk space

There should be at least 50 GB of free disk space in the /var/lib partition and 25 GB of free disk space in the /opt and /var/log partitions.

  • 100 Mbps or 1 Gbps Ethernet connection
  • Static IP address
  • For the OnCommand Insight DWH server process, ports 80, 443, 1098, 1099, 3873, 8083, and 4444 through 4446
  • For MySQL, port 3306