HP Network Node Manager iSPI Performance for Quality Assurance System and Device Support Matrix

Software Version: 9.11

Publication date: September 2011

This document provides an overview of the system requirements and supported devices for HP Network Node Manager iSPI Performance for Quality Assurance Software (NNM iSPI Performance for QA) version 9.11.

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

Installation Guide
Installation Prerequisites
Hardware and Software Requirements
    Hardware
      CPU, RAM, and Disk Space Requirements / Maximum Supported Managed Environment
    Operating System
        Windows
        HP-UX
        Linux
        Solaris
        Vitual Memory / Swap space
    Database
    High Availability
    Web Browser
    Tuning the Jboss Memory Size
Internationalization and Localization Support
Integration with Other Products
Supported Network Devices

Installation Notes

Pre-installation requirements, as well as instructions for installing NNM iSPI Performance for QA, are documented in the installation guide provided in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. The document file is included on the product's installation media as: nmQASPI_InstallGuide_en.pdf. After installation, this document can be found from the NNM iSPI Performance for QA User Interface by selectingHelp → NNM iSPI Documentation Library → iSPI Performance for QA Install Guide.

Installation Prerequisites

You must install HP Network Node Manager i Software (NNMi) 9.10 Patch 1 and NNM iSPI Performance for Metrics 9.12 before you start installing NNM iSPI Performance for QA.

Hardware and Software Requirements

Before you install NNM iSPI Performance for QA, make sure that your system meets the following minimum requirements:

Hardware


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

Single NNMi Management Server on which the NNM iSPI Performance for QA is Installed

Single System Managed Environment Size Recommended Hardware System Requirements 1

Approximate
managed
environment
tier

CPU (64-bit)
IPF
x86-64
AMD64
SPARC2
Additional RAM Recommended Java heap size3 Disk space for
application installation
($NnmInstallDir)4
Disk space for database and data during execution
($NnmDataDir)5

Entry

2 CPU Cores 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB 50 GB

Medium

4 CPU Cores 6 GB 6 GB 2 GB 300 GB

Large

8 CPU Cores 8 GB 8 GB 2 GB 500 GB

These values are approximate and reflect levels tested by HP. The number of currently discovered QA probes is displayed in the NNM iSPI Performance for QA "Help for NNMiSPI --> System information for iSPI Performance for QA" dialog. Managed environments bigger than these are not supported without additional HP approval.

To implement CBQoS management, we recommend the following average object count ratio per CBQoS interfaces to CBQoS policies, classes, and actions:

1:5

1 Apart from the hardware system requirements of NNMi, this table specifies the additional hardware system requirements for NNM iSPI Performance for QA product to be installed on NNMi management server.

2 Not more than 5% probes have a polling frequency less than or equal to 1 minute. You can associate a maximum of 5000 probes to a source site and 5000 probes to a destination site.

3 Minimum of 2.5GHz for x64 and 1.4GHz for IPF or RISC

4 $NnmInstallDir is configured during installation on Windows (C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP BTO Software\ by default), or on UNIX ( /opt/OV/).

5 $NnmDataDir is configured during installation on Windows Server 2008 (C:\ProgramData\HP\HP BTO Software\ by default), or on UNIX (/var/opt/OV/).

6 The disk space specifications in the table is meant to retain the data for a maximum period of 3 months. For higher retention period, we recommend you to allot more disk space for $NnmDataDir. See the NNM iSPI Performance for QA Deployment Guide to calculate the disk space required for $NnmDataDir by Network Performance Server (NPS).

These recommendations only apply to NNM iSPI Performance for QA running under the default settings. If you intend to run any of the other NNM iSPIs, you must review each iSPI support matrix before determining the hardware you need.

For CPU, RAM, and disk space requirements to install Network Performance Server and NNMi on the same server, see HP Network Performance Server Software System and Device Support Matrix.

Regional Network Management Environment

Regional Network Management Environment Size Recommended Hardware System Requirements 1

Size

Max number of probes Max number of CBQoS interfaces* Max number of combined probes and CBQoS interfaces Number of concurrent users

Entry

1600 2000 3000 2

Medium

30000 12000 30000 10

Large

50000 20000 50000 20


1 Apart from the hardware system requirements of NNMi, this table specifies the additional hardware system requirements for NNM iSPI Performance for QA product to be installed on NNMi management server in a GNM environment.

Global Network Management Environment

Global Network Management Environment Size Recommended Hardware System Requirements 1

Size

Number of regionals Max number of probes Max number of CBQoS interfaces* Max number of combined probes and CBQoS interfaces Number of concurrent users

Medium

4 100000 50000 120000 20

Large

9 250000 100000 250000 20

Operating System

Windows

Supported Version

Notes

HP-UX

Supported Version

HP-UX 11i v3

Linux

Supported Version

Solaris

Supported Version

Oracle Solaris 10 SPARC2

Note

Solaris on Intel Architecture is not supported.

For detailed pre-requisites for installing refer to NNMi 9.11 Support Matrix

Virtual Memory / Swap Space

Database

NNM iSPI Performance for QA can store its data using the embedded PostgreSQL database that is automatically installed when you install NNMi 9.11 or in the Oracle® database that NNMi uses. You must select the database that NNMi uses (PostgreSQL or Oracle) while installing NNM iSPI Performance for QA. You cannot change the database type (PostgreSQL or Oracle) after installation.

NOTE: you cannot change from an embedded database to Oracle or back after installation.

High Availability

NNM iSPI Performance for QA can run on certain high availability systems with additional configuration. See the Deployment Reference for information about how to install and configure NNM iSPI Performance for QA with high availability systems. The following configurations are supported on NNM iSPI Performance for QA Supported Operating Systems

Web Browser

General Web Browser Requirements

Supported Web Browsers Running on a Remote Client System (for operational use)

Adobe Flash Plug-in Player

The Real-time Line Graphs (Actions → Graphs) and the SNMP MIB Browser (Tools → Browse MIBs) require the Adobe Flash Player Plug-in version 10.1.53.64 or higher.

Tuning the jboss Memory Size

During installation, the recommended default maximum memory size of the jboss application server is configured in the nms-qa.jvm.properties file (available in %nnmdatadir%\shared\qa\conf on Windows and in /var/opt/OV/shared/qa/conf on UNIX/Linux). For improved performance in larger environments, it is recommended that you can increase this value as documented in CPU, RAM, and Disk Space Requirements.

For every 5000 QA probes that are specific to MPLS, you need to increase the jboss Maximum Java Heap Size (Xmx value) by 500 MB for qajboss.

For every 50,000 QA probes, you need to increase the NNMi jboss Maximum Java Heap Size (Xmx value) by 1 GB.

Internationalization and Localization Support

NNM iSPI Performance for QA 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, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese, and Western and Central European locales, and Russian.

On Windows systems, NNM iSPI Performance for QA does not support installation using directory paths with localized characters; path names for $NnmInstallDir and $NnmDataDir can contain English characters only.

Before using Internet Explorer to access an NNMi management server that is configured to support the Asian Languages, install the East Asian Language with the following procedure:

  1. In the Control Panel, select Regional and Language Options.
  2. On the Languages tab, select Install files for East Asian Languages, and then follow the instructions.

Integration with Other Products

The following products have additional functionality available through an NNM iSPI Performance for QA 9.11 integration.

Supported Network Devices

NNM iSPI Performance for QA supports the NNMi supported devices that match the following MIB specifications:

Note: The recommended Cisco IOS IP SLA version is 12.x or greater.

This device support information is based on the latest information available to HP at the time of publication. Note that device vendors can at any time alter a device's MIB usage (for example, in newer IOS or system software versions) and invalidate NNM iSPI Performance for QA's interpretation of that device's MIB data.

HP Software Support

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Acknowledgements

This product includes software developed by the Apache Software Foundation. (http://www.apache.org)

This product includes software developed by the Indiana University Extreme! Lab. (http://www.extreme.indiana.edu)

This product includes software developed by The Legion of The Bouncy Castle. (http://www.bouncycastle.org)

This product contains software developed by Trantor Standard Systems Inc. (http://www.trantor.ca)