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These system specifications are recommendations for your DCO system configuration in general. The performance and operation of the system depends largely on the nature of the configuration, such as:

  • Number and population of racks
  • Number and nature of integrations to external systems
  • Number of devices and number of data points stored on these
  • Power path configuration (one big, several small, across rooms, etc.)
  • Concurrent and total users of the system and nature of their work cycle
  • Cluster configuration (recommended to run on hardware, not virtual setup for better ready time)

If StruxureWare Data Center Operation is running on lower specification servers than recommended, users may experience long response times or timeout issues. In addition, the server may not be able to process scheduled jobs in a timely manner. This can lead to an infinite job queue, where the amount of queued work on the StruxureWare Data Center Operation server is ever increasing to the point where one or more StruxureWare Data Center Operation cluster servers are no longer responsive.

Recommended server hardware for StruxureWare Data Center Operation

The StruxureWare Data Center Operation Suite requires a dedicated server, either hardware or a virtual environment. The operating system is included in the StruxureWare Data Center Operation installation. The below requirements are referring to the latest version StruxureWare Data Center Operation.

Recommended StruxureWare Data Center Operation server configuration

Server requirement guidelines (minimum)

  • CPU: 4 cores minimum. We recommend 8 cores
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM (absolute minimum requirement)
  • 100 GB storage, speed minimum 170 MB/s
  • Cluster network: 1 Gbps connection between nodes
  • Disaster recovery network: 10 Mbps with low latency <100 ms 

If your'e installing DCO on an existing server, note that DCO claims almost all memory (JVM about 8 GB and Postgres about 6 GB alone). Therefore, you may experience issues if you have other applications running on the server, such as surveillance and monitoring agents.

Server requirement guidelines for 10,000 racks across 200 rooms with 30 concurrent users

  • 8 CPU cores
  • 32 GB RAM
  • 1 Gbps network connection between cluster nodes
  • 100 GB storage, speed minimum 170 MB/s

Server requirement guidelines for 20,000 racks across 400 rooms with 30 concurrent users

  • 16 CPU cores
  • 64 GB RAM
  • 1 Gbps network connection between cluster nodes
  • 100 GB storage, speed minimum 170 MB/s

RAID systems

Recommended: Hardware RAID controllers (we have tested hardware controllers in the following server series, DELL x20 series, IBM M4 series, HP G8 series) Be aware there might be hardware RAID controllers that we have not tested in special configuration of the server series mentioned.

Not supported:

Generally all software RAID controllers

HP RAID Controller B-Series

DELL RAID Controller S-Series

Security configuration

For information about security configuration, see here.

StruxureWare Data Center Operation Server Communication

For information on server communication, see here.

Recommended StruxureWare Data Center Operation Client Configuration

  • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (or equivalent)
  • Hard disk: 500 MB free hard disk space for installation
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Display: Absolute minimum 1024x768 screen resolution with 16 million colors, 1280x1024 is recommended. For 3D view to work, 3D hardware including working drivers are needed
  • Operating System:
    • Windows
      • Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • OS X
      • OS X (latest version)
    • Linux distributions (see Linux desktop client compatibility guide)
      • CentOS x86_64 (latest version)
      • Ubuntu x86_64 (latest LTS version)
  • The latest version of the Java Runtime Environment is needed for the desktop client
  • The web client is available on a computer, tablet, or mobile device with an internet browser: Browser: Internet Explorer 11, latest version of Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox
  • Bandwidth requirement guidelines web client/Tenant Portal:
    • First time loading: 5 MB (this will be cached)

    • Loading a small room: 20 KB

    • Loading a room with 150 racks: 90 KB

    • Loading large room (1000 racks): 1.7 MB

These are the absolute minimum recommendations for running StruxureWare Data Center Operation but for larger setups, better specifications are recommended.

You must have local administration rights on the client computer during installation, first login, and license upgrade.

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