OS Requirements, Hardware and Network Configuration Recommendations for ASR Manager


ASR Manager can be installed on any server that meets the OS and hardware requirements, including virtual environments.

OS Requirements:

  • x86 or SPARC Server running Solaris 10u6 or later, or Solaris 11
    • local zone
  • SPARC Server running Solaris 10u6 or later, or Solaris 11
    • logical domains
  • x86 Server running Oracle Linux 5.3 or later
  • Windows 7/Windows XP
    • VirtualBox running Solaris 10u6 or later, or Solaris 11
    • VirtualBox running Oracle Linux 5.3 or later
  • Installation on M-Series domains and blade servers
Note: ASR Manager version 3.1 removed the requirements that the ASR Manager be installed on a server that is currently under an Oracle Service Contract and that the server has been qualified for ASR. ASR Manager can be installed on any server that meets the OS and hardware requirements.

Hardware and Network Recommendations:

The following hardware and configurations are suggested for use at your site. For simplicity purposes, we define 1 T1 Unit processing power as equivalent to 1 T1000 CPU thread of 1GHz. The following recommendations are based on families of products and the most economical models are suggested. If you want to use older models, you must determine if they provide equivalent results to those recommended for your Management Tier size. If your calculations are between tiers or closer to the next size tier, you might want to use the higher tier recommendations for your needs.


Class 1: Smaller (Less than 500 assets)


Two T1 Units and 2GB memory are recommended.

Sun SPARC Enterprise T1000 server

  • 1 x 6-Core Ultra SPARC T1 Processor, 1.0 GHz
  • 4 GB memory 3 MB Level 2 Cache
  • 1 x 160 GB 7200 rpm SATA disk drive
  • 4 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports
You can use a similar powered system. For example, older T1000 models have less cores but more than enough for this class.


Class 2: Median (500 to 2000 assets)


Four T1 Units and 2 GB Memory are recommended.

Sun SPARC Enterprise T1000 server

  • 1 x 6-Core Ultra SPARC T1 Processor, 1.0 GHz
  • 4 GB memory 3MB Level 2 Cache
  • 1 x 160 GB 7200 rpm SATA disk drive
  • 4 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports

Sun Fire X4100 server

  • 1 Dual-coreAMDOpteron---Model 2210, 1.8 GHz
  • 2 GB memory (2x1 GB DIMMs)
  • 73 GB 10000 rpm SAS disk drive
  • 4 x 10/200/1000 Ethernet ports

SunFire X4140 server

  • 1 Quad-Core AMD Opteron---Model 2347 HE, 1.9 GHz processor
  • 2 GB DDR2-667 memory
  • 8-port Internal SAS PCIe Host Adapter & Cable Kit
  • 73 GB 10000 rpm SAS disk drive
  • 4 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports
You can use a similar powered system. Note that T1000 is in both Class 1 and Class 2 because of its better price performance ratio.


Class 3: Large (Greater than 2000 assets)


For this class, careful professional sizing is recommended; however, the basic rules that can approximate the appropriate size are as follows:
  • Number of CPUs: 2 T1 Units for the first 500 assets
  • 1 T1 Unit for each additional 500 assets
  • Memory size: 1 GB minimum for each 200 requests/minute or a minimum of 2 GB
  • Storage requirements: Minimum of 180 GB disk, more if a customized database is required
  • Network components: Minimum of 110/100/1000 Ethernet ports, more if Class 3 extra capacity is required