Workload Deployer

System Requirements

Purpose:

Information required:
You need to collect the following data to define your Workload Deployer base configuration.

Best Practice:
Use the remaining three Ethernet interfaces to handle data traffic to and from the various hypervisors.

Optional:
The IP addresses and subnet mask for Ethernet interfaces for appliance service access (MGT0, MGT1, ETH0, ETH1, thru ETH8) MGMT Ethernet interface on a dedicated subnet for all network- and system-wide management functions. This dedicated subnet would handle network traffic for Web Management (WebGUI) functions.

Setup and physical installation perquisites:
You need to collect the following data to configure your Workload Deployer environment.

The Workload Deployer is a 2U rack-mountable network appliance. You can install the appliance in an EIA-310-D 48.3-cm (19-in) rack with at least 71.1 cm (28 in.) of depth. When planning the installation, keep the following in mind:

You will need the following tools, hardware, and cables to install the Workload Deployer rack-mounting kit:

You will need the following cables to connect the Workload Deployer to your network: At least one (1), but up to ten (10), network cables.

To perform the initial configuration, you must use a serial connection. The serial connection must be between an ASCII terminal or a PC running terminal emulation software to the serial port on the appliance. To make this connection, use the provided DB-9 null-modem cable. Note: If the terminal or PC is not equipped with a serial port, use a USB-to-serial converter cable.


Workload Deployer System Requirements
Software Hardware Suggested Minimum Configuration Optimal Hardware
VMware ESX: ESX 3.5, ESX 4.1, ESX 4.0, ESXi Hardware matching VMware ESX HCL (link resides outside of ibm.com) 4+ Processor/Core System
16GB+ RAM
147+ GB Storage
32 Core Systems
128GB RAM
SAN Storage (ie: DS4000)
PowerVM 5, 6 and 7
System Director 6.2.1.1
VM Control 2.3.1.1
Hardware Management Console 7.7.3 or later
AIX Levels for Directo and NIM – AIX 6.1 TL5 SP3
VIOS 2.2.0.11-FP-24 SP-01
PowerVM hardware roadmap 4+ Processor/Core System
16GB+ RAM
147+ GB Storage
32 Core Systems
128GB RAM
SAN Storage (ie: DS4000)
z/VM 5.4 or z/VM 6.1, or later with DIRM enabled (RACF optional)
MAINT user id / privileges required
VSwitch configured

4+ Processor/Core System
16GB+ RAM
147+ GB Storage
32 Core Systems
128GB RAM
SAN Storage (ie: DS4000)
A separate LPAR with the following:
- 4 GB of central storage
- 2 GB of expanded storage (XSTOR)
- 2 CPs ( IFLs, optional)
- 3 3390 Mod 3 DASD for page / spool datasets
(recommended to have five page data sets defined to the
system for performance reasons)

For each provisioned guest / vm
Shared Mini Disk Mode:
- 3 3390 Mod 9 DASD (21 GB - for cache)
- 1 3390 Mod 9 DASD per VM/guest
Isolated Mini Disk Mode
- 3 3390 Mod 9 DASD (21 GB ) per VM/guest
WebSphere Application Server Hypervisor Edition System Requirements
(per virtual machine deployed using Cloudburst)
Minimum Requirements
1 Virtual CPU
2048 MB Virtual RAM
30 GB Storage
Suggested Requirements
2-4 Virtual CPU
8192 MB Virtual RAM
30 GB Storage
Sample Cluster Topology
(1 Deployment manager, 2 Application Server nodes, 1 IBM Http Server system)
Minimum Requirements (per system (4)
1 Virtual CPU
2048 MB Virtual RAM
40 GB Storage for initial deployment
20 GB Storage for each subsequent deployment
Suggested Requirements (per system (4)
2-4 Virtual CPU
8192 MV Virtual RAM
40 GB Storage for initial deployment
20 GB Storage for each subsequent deployment

Web User interface
To use the Web user interface, you can use one of the following browsers:

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