HP Network Node Manager iSPI for IP Multicast Software System and Device Support Matrix

Software Version: 9.20

This document provides an overview of the system requirements and supported devices for HP Network Node Manager iSPI for IP Multicast Software (NNM iSPI for IP Multicast) version 9.20.

This document is intended to augment the Release Notes. You can find both the Support Matrix and the Release Notes at the root directory of the installation media.

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Installation Guide
Hardware and Software Requirements
    Hardware
        CPU, RAM, and Disk Space Requirements / Maximum Supported Managed Environment
         Global Network Management Recommendations
     Operating System
        Windows
        HP-UX
        Linux
        Solaris
     Database
    High Availability
    Web Browser
     Internationalization and Localization Support
Supported Network Devices
Legal Notices

 

Installation Guide

Pre-installation requirements, as well as instructions for installing the NNM iSPI for IP Multicast, are documented in the installation guide provided in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. The document file is included on the product's installation media as: Mcast_install_guide_en.pdf.

Hardware and Software Requirements

Before installing the NNM iSPI for IP Multicast, verify that your system meets the following requirements:

Hardware

CPU, RAM, and Disk Space Requirements / Maximum Supported Managed Environment

Below are the two tiers of managed network environments and the hardware required for the NNM iSPI for IP Multicast. Managed environment with size bigger than the large tier is not supported without additional hardware resources and HP approval.

The NNM iSPI for IP Multicast hardware requirements mentioned in the below table are in addition with NNMi hardware requirements mentioned in the NNMi Support Matrix, 9.20.

Before installing the NNM iSPI for IP Multicast, make sure that the physical RAM must be twice that of the combined Max Java Heap size (Xmx) value for the NNM iSPI for IP Multicast and NNMi.

IP Multicast Managed Environment Size Recommended Hardware System Requirements

Approximate
managed
environment
tier

Number of
discovered
IP Multicast
nodes

Number of
discovered
IP Multicast
interfaces

Number of
active flows1
CPU (64-bit)
IPF
x86-64
AMD64
SPARC2
RAM Recommended Java heap size
(see Tuning the jboss Memory Size)
Disk space for
application installation
(<NnmInstallDir>)
3
Disk space for database and
data during execution
(<NnmDataDir>)4
Disk space for the IP Multicast report data during execution5 (<NnmDataDir>)

Medium

Up to 500

Up to 4K

Up to 100

2 CPU

4 GB

2 GB
(-Xmx2g)

1 GB

10 GB

30 GB

Large

Up to 2000

Up to 16K

Up to 200

4 CPU

8 GB

4 GB
(-Xmx4g)

1 GB

20 GB

200 GB

To tune Java heap size, see the Tuning the jboss Memory.

1Active Flows - Number of unique multicast groups across all the Multicast-enabled nodes in the network.
2Minimum of 2.5GHz for x64 and 1.4GHz for IPF or SPARC.
3<NnmInstallDir> is configured during installation. On Windows it is set to (C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP BTO Software\ by default), and on UNIX it is (/opt/OV/).
4<NnmDataDir> is configured during installation on Windows (C:\ProgramData\HP\HP BTO Software\ by default), or on UNIX /var/opt/OV/.
5This is the additional disk space required for the IP Multicast reports. For more information about NPS and iSPI Performance for Metrics, see NPS and iSPI Performance for Metrics Support Matrix.

If you intend to run any of the other NNM iSPIs, review each iSPI support matrix before determining the hardware you need. Each of the NNMi iSPIs may require additional hardware beyond what NNMi and NNM iSPI for IP Multicast require. If you are running additional applications, increase the resources appropriately.

Tuning the jboss Memory

To change the jboss Maximum Java Heap Size (‑Xmx) or other Java Virtual Machine parameters, follow these steps:

  1. Stop the IP Multicast process by using the command: ovstop –c mcastjboss
  2. Edit the nms-multicast.jvm.properties file:
  3. Update the Maximum Java Heap Size to the required value. For example, a snippet of the nms-multicast.jvm.properties file appears as:
    #
    # JVM Memory parameters
    #   ‑Xms: Initial Java Heap Size
    #   ‑Xmx: Maximum Java Heap Size
    #
    ‑Xms1024m
    ‑Xmx2048m
  4. Start the IP Multicast process by using the command: ovstart –c mcastjboss

Global Network Management Recommendations

The NNM iSPI for IP Multicast hardware requirements mentioned in the below table are in addition with NNMi hardware requirements mentioned in the NNMi Support Matrix, 9.20. Make sure that the physical RAM must be twice that of the combined Max Java Heap size (Xmx) value for the NNM iSPI for IP Multicast and NNMi.

Global Network Management Environment Size

Recommended Hardware System Requirements

Approximate
managed
environment
tier
Number of
managed
nodes
Number of regional managers CPU (64-bit)
IPF
x86-64
AMD64
SPARC1
RAM Recommended Java heap size (see Tuning the jboss Memory Size) Disk space for
application installation
(<NnmInstallDir>)
Disk space for database and data during execution
(<NnmDataDir>)
Disk space for the IP Multicast report data during execution2 (<NnmDataDir>)

Global Manager

3K

Up to 3

4 CPU cores

12 GB

6 GB (-Xmx6g)

1 GB

30 GB

360 GB

1 Minimum of 2.5GHz for x64 and 1.4GHz for IPF or RISC.
2 This is the additional disk space required for the IP Multicast reports. For more information about NPS and iSPI Performance for Metrics, see NPS and iSPI Performance for Metrics Support Matrix.

Operating System

Windows

Supported Versions

Notes

HP-UX

Supported Version

HP-UX 11i v3

Linux

Supported Versions

Solaris

Supported Version

Note

 

Database

The NNM iSPI for IP Multicast can store its data in an embedded PostgreSQL database or in an external Oracle database. You must choose the same database type as NNMi while installing the NNM iSPI for IP Multicast.
Note: You cannot change the database type after the NNM iSPI for IP Multicast installation.

High Availability

The NNM iSPI for IP Multicast can run on certain high availability systems with additional configuration. For more information, see NNMi and NNM iSPI for IP Multicast Deployment Reference. The following configurations are supported on NNM iSPI for IP Multicast Supported Operating Systems:

Note: Minimum supported version is 6.0, with Microsoft recommended patches.
Recommended version is 6.1 with Microsoft recommended patches.

Web Browser

Internationalization and Localization Support

The NNM iSPI for IP Multicast is internationalized and can be used on operating systems configured for non-US-English locales that are supported by the operating systems. Those locales include variants of Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Western and Central European locales, and Russian.

On Windows systems, the NNM iSPI for IP Multicast does not support installation using the directory paths with localized characters; path names for <NnmInstallDir> and <NnmDataDir> can contain English characters only.

The NNM iSPI for IP Multicast, 9.20 is available only for English and not localized to other languages.

Supported Network Devices

The NNM iSPI for IP Multicast supports the following routers:

Legal Notices

Warranty

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Copyright Notices

©Copyright 2008, 2010-2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

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