HP Network Node Manager iSPI Performance for Traffic Software System and Device Support Matrix

Software Version: 9.11

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

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

Hardware and Software Requirements
    Hardware
       CPU, RAM, and Disk Space Requirements / Maximum Supported Managed Environment
    Operating System
Virtual Memory/Swap Space
Supported IP Flow Export Formats
    Database
    Web Browser
    Internationalization and Localization Support
Support
Legal Notices

Hardware and Software Requirements

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

Before installing the NNM iSPI Performance for Traffic, make sure that your system meets the following minimum requirements:

Hardware

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

Below are the different tiers of managed network environments and the hardware required by the iSPI Performance for Traffic for supporting these environments. Managed environments bigger than the very large tier are not supported without additional HP approval. You can also refer to NNMi Support Matrix.

Note: If both NNMi or iSPI Performance for Metrics components are installed on the same system or shares the disk space of the system, the system requirements provided in the iSPI Performance for Traffic Support matrix is in addition to the specified system requirements in the support matrices for NNMi and iSPI Performance for Metrics.

The tables below list the hardware resource requirements for the iSPI Performance for Traffic components.

Table 1 lists the resource requirements for the NNM iSPI Performance for Traffic Master Collector component. The key factor considered for sizing is the total number of flows per second in the entire managed environment i.e. the sum of the traffic flows/sec being exported by all the routers in the environment.

Managed Environment Size

 

NNM iSPI Performance for Traffic Master Collector Minimum Hardware System Requirements

CPU (64-bit) x86-64 AMD64

RAM

Disk space for application installation (<Traffic InstallDir>)**

 

Disk space for data during execution
(<Traffic DataDir>)***

 


 

Approximate managed environment tier

Total Flow record rate

Entry Up to 1K per sec 2 CPU cores
(2.5GHz)
4 GB 500 MB
100 MB
Small

1K - 2K per sec

4 CPU cores
(2.5GHz)
4 GB 500 MB
200 MB

Medium

2K -
4 K per sec

4 CPU cores
(2.5GHz)

8 GB

500 MB

300 MB

 

Large

4K- 7K per sec

8 CPU cores
(2.5GHz)

8GB

500 MB

500 MB

 

Very large 7 K -
10 K per sec
16 CPU cores
(2.5GHz)
16GB 500 MB
1 GB

Table 2 lists the resource requirements for a single iSPI Performance for Traffic Leaf Collector. The key factor considered for sizing is the total number of flows per second being processed by the individual leaf collector instance.

Managed Environment Size

(Flow record rate to the leaf)

NNM iSPI Performance for Traffic Minimum Hardware System Requirements

 

CPU (64-bit) x86-64 AMD64

RAM

Disk space for application installation (<Traffic InstallDir>)**

 

Disk space for data during execution
(<Traffic DataDir>)***

 

Up to 1K per sec 4 CPU cores
(2.5GHz)
4 GB 500 MB
100 MB

1K - 2K per sec

4 CPU cores
(2.5GHz)
4 GB 500 MB
200 MB

2K - 3K per sec

4 CPU cores
(2.5GHz)

8 GB

500 MB

300 MB

3K- 4K per sec

4 CPU cores
(2.5GHz)

8 GB

500 MB

500 MB

4K - 5K per sec 4 CPU cores
(2.5GHz)
16 GB 500 MB
1 GB

Note: The total number of leaf collectors in a deployment is dependent on the total number of flows/second in the environment and the processing capability of each leaf collector system. Each master collector can support flow data from up to 5 distinct leaf collector systems in a single deployment.

**<TrafficInstallDir> is configured during installation of the NNM iSPI Performance for Traffic (Master Collector or Leaf Collector) on Windows (C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP BTO Software\ by default)
***<TrafficDataDir> is configured during installation of the NNM iSPI Performance for Traffic (Master Collector or Leaf Collector) on Windows (C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\HP\HP BTO Software by default). You can refer to the NNM iSPI Performance for Traffic Installation Guide to configure these parameters.

^ You can refer to the NNM iSPI Performance for Traffic Installation Guide to configure these parameters.


^^<iSPI Performance for metrics DataDir> is configured during installation of iSPI Performance for Metrics on Windows (C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\HP\HP BTO Software by default). You can also set the data archival period in the Configuration utility of the system. If the data archival period for the NNM iSPI Performance for Metrics is set to a high value, ensure that adequate free disk space is available on the system on which you have installed the NNM iSPI Performance for Metrics. You can refer to the HP NNM iSPI Performance for Metrics Installation Guide to configure these parameters.

Table 3 lists the resource requirements for the Network Performance Server (NPS) for different managed environment sizes. These requirements are in addition to the requirements for the NPS for the NNM iSPI Performance for Metrics or any other iSPI that is installed. This is significantly affected by the changes in the configured retention period for the data queried by different extension packs.

Managed Environment Size

 

Network Performance Server Minimum Hardware System Requirements

Approximate managed environment tier Total flow record rate

 

CPU (64-bit) x86-64 AMD64

RAM

Disk space for flow record data storage in the Sybase DB (the NPS database)
(<DataDir on the NPS system >)^^

 

Entry Up to 1K per sec 4 CPU cores
(2.5GHz)
8 GB 1 TB RAID 1+0 or 5/6 with write cache recommended (4 disk)
Small

1K - 2K per sec

4 CPU cores
(2.5GHz)
16 GB 2 TB RAID 1+0 or 5/6 with write cache recommended (4 disk)
Medium

2K - 4K per sec

4 CPU cores
(2.5GHz)

32 GB

5 TB RAID 1+0 or 5/6 with write cache recommended (4 disk)

Large

4K- 8K per sec

8 CPU cores
(2.5GHz)

48 GB

8 TB RAID 1+0 or 5/6 with write cache recommended
(4 disk)

Very large 8K - 10K per sec 8 CPU cores
(2.5GHz)
64 GB 12 TB RAID 1+0 or 5/6 with write cache recommended (4 disk)

Operating System

Windows 

Linux

Virtual Memory/Swap Space

Supported IP Flow Export Formats

High Availability

The NNM iSPI Performance for Traffic does not support running on a high availability system. It can operate in a environment where NNMi only is running on high availability systems as well as where NNMi and iSPI Performance for Metrics are both running on high availability systems. Please see the NNMi Deployment Guide and NNM iSPI Performance for Traffic Installation Guide on how to install and configure NNM iSPI Performance for Traffic for operating with NNMi / iSPI Performance for Metrics in high availability systems. The following configurations are supported on Operating Systems:

Database

The database(embedded or Oracle) selection for The NNM iSPI Performance for Traffic should be same as NNMi. The Oracle database instance must be different from NNMi database instance. See The NNM iSPI Performance for Traffic Installation Guide for more information.

Web Browser

General Web Browser Requirements

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

Web Browser Running on the Local Management Server System (for initial installation and configuration use)

Adobe Flash Player Plug-in

The Real-time Line Graphs (Actions → Graphs) and the SNMP MIB Browser (Tools → Browse MIBs) require the Adobe Flash Player Plug-in version 10.0.32.18 or higher. The Adobe Flash Player is available from www.adobe.com/go/getflash/.

Internationalization and Localization Support

The NNM iSPI Performance for Traffic can be installed on a system configured for non-English languages. The iSPI for Traffic is not localized; therefore, iSPI for Traffic specific strings appear in English. However, the NNMi-specific views and strings appear in the non-English language. For the list of languages supported by NNMi, see NNMi Support Matrix, 9.11.

HP Software Support

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HP Software support provides customer self-solve capabilities. It provides a fast and efficient way to access interactive technical support tools needed to manage your business. As a valued support customer, you can benefit by being able to:

To access the Self-solve knowledge base, visit the Self-solve knowledge search home page.

Note: Most of the support areas require that you register as an HP Passport user and sign in. Many also require an active support contract. To find more information about support access levels, go to: Access levels.

To register for an HP Passport ID, go to: HP Passport Registration.

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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)

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