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System Requirements


i'm new with the LMS technology, so i have a question about de LMS HW requirements, i saw this especification:

Requirement Type Minimum Requirements

System hardware

? IBM PC-compatible system with 1 GHz or faster Pentium processor.

? Color monitor.

? CD-ROM drive.

Memory (RAM) 512 MB (to install all CiscoWorks Common Services components).

Available drive space2 (RAM)

? 2 GB.

? Paging file space equal to double the amount of memory (RAM). For example,

if your system has 256 MB of RAM, you need 512 MB of page file.

? NTFS file system required for secure operation.

? At least 16 MB in Windows temporary directory (%TEMP%).

? Minimum 1024 MB Swap space.

System software3

? Windows 2000 Professional with SP3 or SP4.

? Windows 2000 Server with SP3 or SP4.

? Windows 2000 Advanced Server with SP3 and SP4.

? Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition.

? Windows 2003 Server Enterprise Edition.

Common Services 3.0 supports only US-English and Japanese versions of

Windows Operating Systems. It does not support any other language version. Set

the default locale to US-English for US-English version and Japanese for Japanese

version. Additional software(Optional)


? Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0.26 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0.28.

? Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and later, and Java Plug-in version


To verify JVM:

? From Internet Explorer, select Tools > Sun Java Console.

CiscoWorks Common Services does not require JVM and Java Plug-in. However,

some CiscoWorks applications may require these.

? Netscape Navigator 7.1.

? Mozilla 1.7.1.

Tambi?n se necesita que configuren una IP para que salga a Internet para bajarle lo m?s actualizado y que pueda llegar a todos los equipos CISCO de la red.

I think it is short for a project that is going to discover up to 600 devices, so is anybody suggest me what kind of server do i need to have a great performance for the LMS?


Cisco Employee

Re: System Requirements

For a 600 node network with the full LMS 2.6 bundle installed, you should get a server with at least two Pentium 4 2.4GHz CPUs or higher (physical processors or cores), and 4 GB of RAM.

The disk won't necessarily matter since all new servers will come with enough disk for this sized network. However, if you want to maximize performance and reliability go with 15K SCSI disks in a RAID 1 or 0+1 configuration.

For the OS, go with Windows 2003. You don't need Enterprise for this sized network, but if you do go with Enterprise, you will have the option of upgrading to up to 32 GB of RAM.

New Member

Re: System Requirements

Hi Joe

I am supporting one site with 300 nodes and spec is like what u mentioned. It's been running for almost 1 year.

I found that Server Page File usage is now about 3GB and when I open DFM detail events, it took about 30sec to see the data.

According to Corporate Policy, we need to keep 1 year of data.

Please advise on how to run LMS efficiently?

Thank you and wish you all Happy New Year!



Cisco Employee

Re: System Requirements

DFM will only keep 30 days of event history ever. After that, the Fault History data is purged. If you need to keep a long audit trail, you can periodically export the DFM Fault History reports to a flat file.

As for memory usage, LMS will take a lot of RAM. If you find that page file usage is cutting in to performance, you should add more physical RAM to the system. If you have Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition, CiscoWorks will support up to 32 GB of RAM.

New Member

Re: System Requirements

Thanks for your reply, Joe.

I am taking DFM as example to tell the slowness and I also aware that DFM only keep 30 days of data.

But they keep 180days of syslog. It is bad that Server OS is 2k3 Std Edition.

May b I will just suggest them to do regular backup of Syslog instead of keeping them in LMS.

Thank you again!



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