ALM Prerequisites by wuxiangyu


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Understanding and meeting system
This section describes how to select and set up the appropriate hardware resources with the
necessary software prerequisites prior to installing LANDesk Asset Lifecycle Manager
Read this section to learn about the following preliminary tasks:
      See "Selecting the ALM server" on page 7
              See "Server system requirements" on page 8
              See "ALM port usage" on page 9
      See "Selecting the console computer" on page 10
              See "Console system requirements" on page 10
      See "Requirements for computers accessing the Web console" on page 11
      See "Selecting the database" on page 12
              See "SQL Server database system requirements" on page 12

Selecting the ALM server
The ALM server is the center of your IT asset and process management system. All of the key
LANDesk Asset Lifecycle Manager files and services reside on this server.
A dedicated machine for the ALM server is strongly recommended. Because of the traffic that
must pass through the server to manage your assets and process workflows, LANDesk
strongly recommends that a server machine is dedicated to hosting the LANDesk Asset
Lifecycle Manager software to ensure maximum performance.
Keep the following general guidelines in mind when selecting the ALM server:
      ALM can be installed along with LANDesk Management Suite (LDMS) 9 in order to take
       advantage of the patch automation and/or Launchpad integration. In this case, ALM can
       reside on the same machine as LDMS. This is because in this context, ALM will not
       require the system resources that would be included with a full install. The full version
       of ALM should only be run when it is installed on a dedicated server.
      Don't install the ALM server component on a primary domain controller, backup domain
       controller, or Active Directory controller.
      If you install other programs on the ALM server, you may experience short- and long-
       term resource issues.
      Another separate dedicated machine is recommended to install and configure a
       Microsoft SQL Server database for ALM data (see See "Selecting the database" on page
NOTE: Install the same language versions
When setting up a LANDesk Asset Lifecycle Manager system, make sure to install the same language
version of the ALM components on matching native-language OS platforms. In other words, do not mix
different language versions of the ALM server, database, or console on different OS language machines.


Server system requirements
As you consider which server you'll set up as your ALM server, review these system
requirements and confirm that your server meets or exceeds them. The installation program
automatically checks your system for the required components, reports any deficiencies to
you, and where practical, provides a link where you can download them.
NOTE: Component installation options are based on system prerequisites being met
If the machine doesn't meet the server OS or software/service prerequisites, the ALM server component
installation option is not available in the setup program. However, if the console system requirements are
met, you can install the ALM console component.

ALM server performance benchmarks
The hardware requirements for the ALM server are based on the number of process workflow
actions to be performed on an hourly basis, as described below.
Up to 24 users working simultaneously at the following rates:
       2 managers approving asset requests (500 approvals / hour)
       2 IT managers approving asset requests (500 approvals / hour)
       7 users requesting assets (400 new requests / hour)
       3 asset managers editing assets (100 / hour) and adding assets (250 / hour)
       2 report users running reports (20 each / hour)
       Less than 250,000 assets in the database
       400 process workflows per hour
The server machine should meet the following minimum hardware and software requirements.

Server hardware requirements
       Core 2 Quad (2 x dual core processors) 2.66 MHz or higher
       4 GB RAM
       800 MB free disk space
       Networked to a Gigabit network with the SQL Server

Server OS requirements

32-bit Server platforms
       Windows Server 2003 Standard, SP2
       Windows Server 2003 Enterprise, SP2
       Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard, SP2
       Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise, SP2
       Windows Server 2008 Standard, SP2
       Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, SP2
       Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard

64-bit Server platforms
       Windows Server 2008 Standard, SP2
       Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, SP2
       Windows Server R2 Standard
       Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

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NOTE: The machine you set up as your ALM server must be installed as a standalone server, not on a
machine that also acts as a primary domain controller (PDC), backup domain controller (BDC), or Active
Directory controller. The user that installs the ALM server component must be logged in as a domain user
that has Administrator rights on the machine.

Console OS requirements
      Windows XP Professional, SP2
      Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, Ultimate (32-bit)
      Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, Ultimate (64-bit), SP2

Server installed software/service requirements
      Microsoft .NET Framework version 3.5
      Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) version 2.8
      Microsoft Web Services Enhancements (WSE) version 2.0 with SP3 or greater
      Microsoft ASP.NET version 2.0

Internet Information Services (IIS) requirements
      For Windows Server 2003, Internet Information Services (IIS) version 6.0 (To install,
       click Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs > Windows Components >
       Application Server > IIS)
      For Windows Server 2003, the IIS Component: ASP.NET version 2.0 (allowed as a Web
       Service Extension)
      For Windows Server 2008, Internet Information Services (IIS) version 7.0
      For Windows Server 2008, the IIS Component: ASP.NET
      For Windows Server 2008, the IIS Component: Static Content
      For Windows Server 2008, the IIS Component: Windows Authentication
      For Windows Server 2008, the IIS Component: IIS version 6.0 Management

ALM port usage
LANDesk Asset Lifecycle Manager uses the following ports:
      Port 8092 needs to be open on the ALM server for remote consoles to obtain a license.


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