LMS 2.6 and hardware

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Apr 2nd, 2007

Planning to install LMS 2.6 to manage over 5000 devices.

1 server for master DCR and one for slave

RME and Campus running on slave.

Plan to use this hardware configuration for each server (win2003)

Bi pro Xeon 5150

8 Gb RAM

4 * 73 GB SAS HD


Is it a good configuration for my needs ?

Best regards


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Joe Clarke Mon, 04/02/2007 - 08:27

I assume you mean you will divide the network across both servers. That is, each instance of RME and Campus will manage no more than 5000 devices. If that is the case, then this hardware configuration will be fine. Just be sure you go with Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition to be able to take advantage of the 8 GB of RAM.

gbusson Wed, 04/04/2007 - 11:26

Regarding LMS configuration Guide, i plan to run RME and Campus only on second server for my 5000 devices. First server will be use only as MAster server

Joe Clarke Wed, 04/04/2007 - 11:34

That's fine to do, but it's a bit of an overkill. Common Services by itself doesn't require much in the way of resources. It's only when you starting installing the applications does the memory and CPU requirements go up. If you are not dividing your network across these two servers, then you do not have a supported configuration. RME and Campus only support 5,000 devices each. Even if you had a firm 5,000, you would also not leave yourself any room to grow.

gbusson Tue, 04/10/2007 - 00:35

What you say is that RME supports 5000 devices maximum ? Is there a technical reference for this point ?

Same thing for Campus ? What should be the best design for you in our context (5000 devices to manage)

Joe Clarke Tue, 04/10/2007 - 04:38

Correct. RME and Campus currently support 5,000 devices max. This is documented in the installation guide for both as well as in the LMS bundle documentation.

I recommend you leave yourself room to grow, so if possible split the 5,000 across two servers. This will, however, require two different licenses since you will need to install a copy of RME and Campus on both servers.

gbusson Tue, 04/10/2007 - 04:52

I already have two different license, one for master and one for slave. Isn't it ?

Joe Clarke Tue, 04/10/2007 - 04:58

Common Services is unlicensed, so in your initial design, you would have only required one license. However, if you did get two licenses already, you will be okay to spread your network across the two servers with RME and Campus on both.


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