DC RUM 2017 hardware requirements

Dynatrace provides general hardware recommendations. We do not recommend specific platforms and we do not deliver turnkey systems.

Review the AMD and report server hardware requirements and recommendations carefully.

You need to ensure your equipment:

  • Meets the needs of the new release.
  • Is supported by the operating system required for the software.
  • Is compatible with the selected NICs.

NIC requirements and recommendations

We list the network interface cards that we tested and also the cards tested by NAM users.

How to order hardware

Additional information

CAS, ADS, RUM Console, CSS hardware requirements


The report server CAS or ADS platform should meet or exceed the following requirements:

CPUs

At least 2x quad core CPU (or at least 8 cores in total) working with at least 2 GHz clock. In general, performance improves with higher CPU frequencies and core counts. Under testing, the best performance-to-cost ratio was achieved with 12 cores.

Memory and HDDs

The memory and hard disk drive (HDD) requirements of your report server depend on the functions assigned to that report server. The following table lists module system requirements in terms of RAM size (minimum and recommended), HDD requirements (minimum), and module intercompatibility. Note that these numbers are per module. Refer to the table below for recommended machine configurations.

If you save user activity details and server statistics on demand on the CAS drive, depending on your traffic profile, you may need much more disk space than the required minimum. We recommend configuring the user activity details and servers statistics to be saved on a separate disk or network share.

Table 1. Component-Specific System Requirements and Recommendations.

Acronyms used in this table: CAS = Central Analysis Server, ADS = Advanced Diagnostics Server, CAS SQL = the CAS SQL database, ADS SQL = the ADS SQL database, RUM Console = the RUM Console software, CSS = Central Security Server.

Module Min. RAM Rec. RAM Min. HDD Can co-exist with
CAS 24 GB 32 GB 10 GB CAS SQL, RUM Console, CSS
ADS 24 GB 32 GB 10 GB ADS SQL, RUM Console, CSS
CAS SQL 24 GB 32 GB See RAID specifications.1 CAS, RUM Console, CSS
ADS SQL 24 GB 32 GB See RAID specifications.1 ADS, RUM Console, CSS
RUM Console 2 GB 2 GB 1 GB CAS, ADS, CAS SQL, ADS SQL, CSS
CSS 4 GB 4 GB 800 MB CAS, ADS, CAS SQL, ADS SQL

In the table below, you may find one of the first two configurations below particularly useful. For each row, the listed RAM should be sufficient for that machine running those modules, but adding more RAM may improve performance.

Table 2. Example Report-Server Machine Configurations.

Note

For production environments, we highly recommend that the CAS and ADS be installed on separate servers to ensure a solid level of performance. We support installation of the CAS and ADS on the same server for non-performance testing and demonstration purposes only.

Modules RAM HDD
CAS + CAS SQL database + RUM Console 64 GB See RAID specifications.1
ADS + ADS SQL database + RUM Console 64 GB See RAID specifications.1
CAS 32 GB 10 GB
CAS + CAS SQL database 64 GB See RAID specifications.1
ADS 32 GB 10 GB
ADS + ADS SQL database 64 GB See RAID specifications.1
CAS SQL + RUM Console 32 GB See RAID specifications.1
ADS SQL + RUM Console 32 GB See RAID specifications.1

1In the HDD / Min. HDD column, “RAID specifications” refers to:

  • Technology: 6G, 15K RPM, SAS or better.
  • Capacity: 600 GB free space or greater.
  • RAID level: Fastest write performance with a customer-accepted level of data protection. We recommend RAID 10.

Sample report server machine

The following machine, a Dell PowerEdge R630 Server, has been used successfully in a NAM report server installation.

Feature Specification
Chassis Configuration Chassis with up to 10, 2.5" Hard Drives, 3 PCIe Slots
Processor Intel® Xeon® E5-2643 v3 3.4GHz, 20M Cache, 9.60GT/s QPI, Turbo, HT, 6C/12T (135W) Max Mem 2133MHz
Additional Processor Upgrade to Two Intel® Xeon® E5-2643 v3 3.4GHz, 20M Cache, 9.60GT/s QPI, Turbo, HT, 6C/12T (135W)
Memory DIMM Type and Speed 2133MT/s RDIMMs
Memory Capacity (4x) 32GB RDIMM, 2133MT/s, Dual Rank, x4 Data Width
RAID Configuration RAID 10 for H330/H730/H730P (4-24 HDDs or SSDs in pairs)
RAID Controller PERC H730P RAID Controller, 2GB NV Cache
Hard Drives (4x) 600GB 15K RPM SAS 12Gbps 2.5in Hot-plug Hard Drive
Network Daughter Card Broadcom 5720 QP 1Gb Network Daughter Card
Additional Network Cards Broadcom 5720 DP 1Gb Network Interface Card, Low Profile

AMD hardware recommendations


AMD is capable of achieving processing throughput of up to 0.5, 5, and 20 Gbps of the transactional TCP analysis, on the hardware meeting or exceeding following specifications. These capacity thresholds are reflecting the NAM licensing options available for AMD.

See AMD Capacity Estimates to find out how AMD performs using various decodes and configuration options.

Recommendations per capacity thresholds

Up to 0.5 Gbps (size S) Up to 5 Gbps (size M) Up to 20 Gbps (size L)
RAM
  • 8 GB
  • Technology: SDRAM DDR4
  • Speed: 2133 MHz
  • 64 GB
  • Technology: SDRAM DDR4
  • Speed: 2400 MHz
  • 128 GB
  • Technology: SDRAM DDR4
  • Speed: 2666 MHz
CPUs
  • One CPU
  • 4 cores
  • Two CPUs
  • 8 cores each, at least 2 GHz.
  • Two CPUs
  • At least 12 cores each, at least 3.1 GHz.
HDDs
  • Technology: 6G, 15K RPM, SAS or better.
  • Capacity: between 100 and 500 GB free space.
  • One HDD. No RAID required.
  • Technology: 6G, 15K RPM, SAS or better.
  • Capacity: 600 GB free space or greater.
  • RAID level: Fastest write performance with a customer-accepted level of data protection. We recommend RAID 10.
  • Technology: 6G, 15K RPM, SAS or better.
  • Capacity: 600 GB free space or greater.
  • RAID level: Fastest write performance with a customer-accepted level of data protection. We recommend RAID 10.

Sample machines

We do not recommend particular machines. However, to help you make a purchase decision, we picked sample machines from the three mainstream vendors and listed the specification based on the actual offerings of each vendor. These specs satisfy the Dynatrace hardware recommendations for M and L capacity thresholds.

As for the S capacity threshold, any machine with the specifications meeting the recommendations is sufficient, including a virtual one.

Dell PowerEdge R740 Rack Server

Size M Size L
RAM 64 GB RDIMM DDR4 2400 MHz 128 GB RDIMM 2666 MHz
CPUs 2 x Intel Xeon Silver 4110, 2.1GHz, 11M Cache, 9.60GT/s QPI, Turbo, Hyper-Threading 8 cores/16 threads TDP 85W 2 x Intel Xeon Gold 6136, 3.0GHz, 24.75M Cache, 10.40GT/s QPI, Turbo, Hyper-Threading 12 cores/24 threads TDP 150W
HDDs PERC H740P RAID Controller, 8GB NV Cache + Adapter + 4 x 1TB HDD or SSD PERC H740P RAID Controller, 8GB NV Cache + Adapter + 4 x 1TB HDD or SSD
Sniffing NIC Intel X710 DA/SFP+ Intel X710 DA/SFP+

Cisco UCS C240 M5 Rack Server

Size M Size L
RAM 64 GB RDIMM DDR4 2400 MHz 128 GB RDIMM DDR4 2666 MHz
CPUs 2 x Intel Xeon Silver 4110, 2.1GHz, 11M Cache, 9.60GT/s QPI, Turbo, Hyper-Threading 8 cores/16 threads TDP 85W 2 x Intel Xeon Gold 6136, 3.0GHz, 24.75M Cache, 10.40GT/s QPI, Turbo, Hyper-Threading 12 cores/24 threads TDP 150W
HDDs Hardware raid controller + 4 x 1TB HDD or SSD Hardware raid controller + 4 x 1TB HDD or SSD
Sniffing NIC Cisco Intel X710-DA2 Dual Port 10Gb SFP+ Cisco Intel X710-DA2 Dual Port 10Gb SFP+

HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 Server

Size M Size L
RAM 64 GB RDIMM DDR4 2400 MHz 128 GB RDIMM DDR4 2666 MHz
CPUs 2 x Intel Xeon Silver 4110, 2.1GHz, 11M Cache, 9.60GT/s QPI, Turbo, Hyper-Threading 8 cores/16 threads TDP 85W 2 x Intel Xeon Gold 6136, 3.0GHz, 24.75M Cache, 10.40GT/s QPI, Turbo, Hyper-Threading 12 cores/24 threads TDP 150W
HDDs Hardware raid controller + 4 x 1TB HDD or SSD Hardware raid controller + 4 x 1TB HDD or SSD
Sniffing NIC HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 562SFP+ Adapter HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 562SFP+ Adapter

Can the AMD be installed on lower-spec hardware?

Yes. However, real analysis throughout of such lower-spec hardware has to be determined empirically in your environment, for your specific application analysis configuration.

AMD installation hangs on Cisco UCS C240 M3

Some users report that when installing AMD software on Cisco UCS C240 M3 with a 10G NIC, the installation hangs and the software becomes inoperable. If this happens, move the card to another PCIe slot and it should help resolve the problem.