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    First Step Guide

    - Second Edition -
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    Edition    Revision Date                            Description
   1          October 2008     New
   2          November 2008    Revised to include the new network management function of
                               MasterScope Network Manager.
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Contents
Preface.................................................................................................................................... v
  How to Use This Manual....................................................................................................................... v
  Manual Organization............................................................................................................................. v
  SigmaSystemCenter Manuals .............................................................................................................. vi
  Document Conventions......................................................................................................................... viii
1.     About SigmaSystemCenter ........................................................................................... 3
  1.1.         What is SigmaSystemCenter? ................................................................................................. 4
     1.1.1.Advantage of Adopting SigmaSystemCenter ........................................................................................... 4
  1.2.         What Can SigmaSystemCenter Do? ....................................................................................... 5
     1.2.1.Functions That Support Operation with SigmaSystemCenter .................................................................. 5
     1.2.2.Machine Status Monitoring ....................................................................................................................... 6
     1.2.3.Software Batch Distribution ...................................................................................................................... 7
     1.2.4.Operations of SigmaSystemCenter .......................................................................................................... 8
     1.2.5.Machine Configuration Change ................................................................................................................ 8
     1.2.6.Changing Usage....................................................................................................................................... 9
     1.2.7.Failure Recovery ...................................................................................................................................... 10
     1.2.8.Scale Out.................................................................................................................................................. 12
     1.2.9.Scale In .................................................................................................................................................... 13
     1.2.10.System Configuration Control................................................................................................................. 14
     1.2.11.Switch Control ........................................................................................................................................ 15
     1.2.12.Load Balancer Control............................................................................................................................ 16
     1.2.13.SAN Disk Switch..................................................................................................................................... 17
     1.2.14.SAN Boot................................................................................................................................................ 18

2.     System Design ................................................................................................................ 19
  2.1.         Examining the System Configuration of SigmaSystemCenter ................................................ 20
     2.1.1.Standard Function of SigmaSystemCenter .............................................................................................. 20
     2.1.2.Functions Enabled by Connecting with Other Products............................................................................ 22
     2.1.3.How to Configure Components or Products ............................................................................................. 23
     2.1.4.Example of System Configuration and Caution ........................................................................................ 25
  2.2.         Product Architecture and License of SigmaSystemCenter...................................................... 28
     2.2.1.Edition ...................................................................................................................................................... 28
     2.2.2.Licenses ................................................................................................................................................... 28
  2.3.         Flow to Operating SigmaSystemCenter .................................................................................. 30
3.     Operational Environment............................................................................................... 37
  3.1.         Version Information of SigmaSystemCenter............................................................................ 38
  3.2.         Management Server ................................................................................................................ 39
     3.2.1.System Requirements .............................................................................................................................. 39
  3.3.         Managed Machine – Physical Machine ................................................................................... 41
     3.3.1.System Requirements .............................................................................................................................. 41
     3.3.2.DPM Controllable Environment ................................................................................................................ 42
  3.4.         Manageable Virtual Machine Infrastructure ............................................................................. 43
     3.4.1.Infrastructure of Virtual Machines ............................................................................................................. 43
     3.4.2.Manageable Guest OS ............................................................................................................................. 43
  3.5.         Managed Machine – Virtual Machine....................................................................................... 45
     3.5.1.DPM Controllable Environment ................................................................................................................ 45
  3.6.         Network Devices ...................................................................................................................... 46
     3.6.1.Network Management Software ............................................................................................................... 46
     3.6.2.Support Models of Switches or Switch Blades ......................................................................................... 46
     3.6.3.Support Models of Load Balancers........................................................................................................... 46
  3.7.         Storage..................................................................................................................................... 47
     3.7.1.Storage Management Software and Support Models of Storage ............................................................. 47



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4.     Latest Version Information.............................................................................................49
 4.1.          New Features and Enhancements........................................................................................... 50
     4.1.1.Hyper-V Management ...............................................................................................................................50
     4.1.2.ESXi Management ....................................................................................................................................50
     4.1.3.Virtual Machine's Console Support ...........................................................................................................50
     4.1.4.Network Management ...............................................................................................................................51
     4.1.5.iSCSI Support ...........................................................................................................................................51
     4.1.6.Enabled to Receive Alerts from System Center Operations Manager 2007..............................................51

Appendix A                Glossary..........................................................................................................55
Appendix B                Operational Environment of Coordinating Functions ................................61
 System Requirements for Virtual Management .................................................................................... 61
 System Requirements for MasterScope Network Manager.................................................................. 66




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Preface
How to Use This Manual
SigmaSystemCenter First Step Guide is intended for first-time users and about the product
summery, system design methods, and the information of latest operating environment of
SigmaSystemCenter.


Manual Organization
Part I Summary and Design of SigmaSystemCenter

1      “About SigmaSystemCenter”: Explains the summary of the SigmaSystemCenter.
2      “System Design”: Explains the system configuration methods for installation into the
SigmaSystemCenter.

Part II Release Notes (SigmaSystemCenter Latest Information)

3         “Operational Environment”: Explains the latest information that needs to be confirmed
before installing.
4         “Latest Version Information”: Lists information regarding the latest version of
SigmaSystemCenter.

Appendix
Appendix A        “Glossary”
Appendix B        “Operational Environment of Coordinating Functions”




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SigmaSystemCenter Manuals
The manuals of SigmaSystemCenter are configured for the various products and components as
follows.
In this manual, each of the following manuals is described as “How Manuals Are Called in This
Manual.”

Products                 or   Manuals                                    How Manuals Are Called in This
Components                                                               Manual

SigmaSystemCenter 2.1         SigmaSystemCenter 2.1 First Step Guide     SigmaSystemCenter
                                                                         First Step Guide
                              SigmaSystemCenter 2.1 Installation Guide   SigmaSystemCenter
                                                                         Installation Guide
                              SigmaSystemCenter 2.1 Configuration        SigmaSystemCenter
                              Guide                                      Configuration Guide
                              SigmaSystemCenter 2.1 Reference Guide      SigmaSystemCenter
                                                                         Reference Guide
NEC ESMPRO Manager            NEC ESMPRO Manager User’s Guide            NEC ESMPRO Manager
4.42                                                                     User’s Guide
DeploymentManager 5.2         DeploymentManager System Introduction      DeploymentManager
                              Ver.5.2                                    System Introduction
                              DeploymentManager (Basic) User’s Guide     DeploymentManager
                              Ver.5.2                                    Basic User’s Guide
                              DeploymentManager (Advanced) User’s        DeploymentManager
                              Guide Ver.5.2                              Advanced User’s Guide
                              DeploymentManager (PackageDescriber)       DeploymentManager
                              User’s Guide Ver.5.2                       PackageDescriber User’s Guide
System Monitor -              System Monitor - Performance Monitoring    System Monitor - Performance
Performance Monitoring        Services User’s Guide                      Monitoring Services
Services 4.1                                                             User’s Guide




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The information regarding product summery, installation, configuration, operation and maintenance
of SigmaSystemCenter are included in the following four manuals. The purposes of the manuals are
as follows.

SigmaSystemCenter First Step Guide
This manual is intended for users who use SigmaSystemCenter for the first time and explains the
product summery, system design methods and operating environment.

SigmaSystemCenter Installation Guide
This manual is intended for system administrators who install, upgrade, or uninstall
SigmaSystemCenter and explains how to.

SigmaSystemCenter Configuration Guide
This manual is intended for system administrators who configure the whole system after installation
and who operate and maintain the system after the configuration. Actual operational flow is used to
explain the process from the configuration after installation to the operating procedures. This manual
also explains the maintenance process.

SigmaSystemCenter Reference Guide
This manual is intended for administrators of SigmaSystemCenter and explains its functions, the
operational methods, information of maintenance and trouble shooting, and lists all the operating
screens. This manual is a supplement to SigmaSystemCenter Installation Guide and
SigmaSystemCenter Configuration Guide.




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Document Conventions
In this manual, information that needs attention and references are described as follows:

              Note: indicates caution notes, and supplementary explanation for functions, operations,
              and settings.


              Reference: indicates why and where you should refer to.

In addition, this manual uses the following document conventions.

Convention         Used Item                             Example

Bold font          Items that a user selects on a        Type Exit and click Enter.
                   screen, short text input, screen      User License Confirmation screen
                   names, short command-line
                   commands, and command-line            Use the –prt command.
                   options                               Use the /a option.

Italic font        Book or manual titles, and variable   Configuration Guide
                   names                                   add GroupName
Quotation marks    Chapter titles and default values     See Chapter 9, “Add a Computer.”
Monospace font     Long text inputs, messages    and     Type the following text:
(courier)          command-line commands                   Confidential–Class B




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Part I                       Summary and Design of
                             SigmaSystemCenter




This section explains the product summary and system design methods of SigmaSystemCenter.


•   1         About SigmaSystemCenter
•   2         System Design




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1.         About SigmaSystemCenter




This chapter explains the product summary of SigmaSystemCenter.

This chapter contains the following sections:


•    1.1        What is SigmaSystemCenter?.....................................................................................4
•    1.2        What Can SigmaSystemCenter Do? ...........................................................................5




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1 About SigmaSystemCenter



1.1. What is SigmaSystemCenter?
          SigmaSystemCenter is “platform management software” that helps reducing IT cost
          and supports real-time management with optimization of IT resource configuration.



1.1.1.    Advantage of Adopting SigmaSystemCenter
          As installation and configuration methods differ according to machine types, OS types,
          and software, system administrators must have been aware of their differences when
          configuring, operating, and maintaining the system.
          In addition, to deal with load fluctuations (high loads) and unexpected failures, each
          system has required backup machines. The “complex management of each OS” and
          the “costs of the backup servers” have caused increases in management costs.


          SigmaSystemCenter provides a system environment where you can collectively
          configure, operate, and maintain machines grouped for their usage. The work load of
          the administrators will be broadly reduced and system administrative costs will be
          alleviated by adopting SigmaSystemCenter, as “operations that require an awareness
          of differences between managed machines can be handled collectively”, regarding
          hardware maintenance with failures, configuration of each OS, software installations,
          and patch applications.
          SigmaSystemCenter can change the system configuration using spare machines that
          are prepared in advance and machines used for other usage.
          Recovering system from failures, checking performance state, and changing the
          configuration of system are realized by “reallocating system resources flexibly.” In the
          past, you needed spare machines for each task; however, with SigmaSystemCenter,
          you do not need numbers of spares any more because machines can be used all
          around on your demand.


          Therefore, SigmaSystemCenter provides you a next-generation system management
          and operating standard with flexibility, availability, and serviceability.




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1.2. What Can SigmaSystemCenter Do?
           SigmaSystemCenter can manage machines regardless of machine types or OS types.
           Using SigmaSystemCenter, you can manage not only hardware machines (We call the
           hardware machine a physical machine), but also virtual machines.
           SigmaSystemCenter manages multiple machines used for the same service in a group,
           so that the operations that used to be needed for each machine can be executed
           collectively to groups.
           SigmaSystemCenter has various operations that are based on the management by
           grouping.



1.2.1.     Functions             That           Support             Operation             with
           SigmaSystemCenter
           Main functions that support operation with SigmaSystemCenter are the machine state
           monitoring function and the software batch distribution function.
           The machine state monitoring function can display the state of machines in operation
           instantly and let you know the detected events, which can be useful for dealing with
           future events.
           The software batch distribution function can reduce the work load of administrators by
           setting up multiple machines collectively.
           For details of each function, see Subsection 1.2.2, “Machine Status Monitoring” and
           Subsection 1.2.3, “Software Batch Distribution.”




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1.2.2.    Machine Status Monitoring
          SigmaSystemCenter can monitor the status of the machines.
          This function monitors usage and operating status of each machine resource including
          terminal equipments, such as CPU blades, in real-time. In addition, the function
          monitors errors and thresholds of CPU, memories, or disks periodically and if any
          failure is generated, the function reports you immediately.
          The system can recover from a failure when an event is detected by the machine status
          monitoring function.




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1.2.3.     Software Batch Distribution
           SigmaSystemCenter can distribute software, such as OS and applications, and patch
           files to each machine group where machines are operating for the same service or to
           the whole system with simple operations. In addition, software can be sequentially
           distributed to each machine in a group.
           Even if multiple machines are registered to a group, its service level can be decreased
           during the software distribution, but the service cannot be stopped by distributing
           software to the machines.
           Even when updating system whose service level cannot be decreased, you can update
           the system in the period of time when the system load is low; this can be executed only
           when the applications and patches to be distributed do not have a bad effect on the
           service.




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1.2.4.    Operations of SigmaSystemCenter
          In SigmaSystemCenter manuals, we call a management target machine a managed
          machine. Since the management source has to be a server, we call the server a
          management server.
          Various operations of SigmaSystemCenter are based on changing configuration of
          managed machines, such as adding, deleting, replacing, and changing usage of
          machines. We call these basic operations altogether the machine configuration change.
          For more details of the machine configuration change, see Section 1.2.5, “Machine
          Configuration Change.”


          In addition, SigmaSystemCenter can change configuration of the whole system
          automatically when the configuration of machines is changed, by controlling switches
          or load balancers in the network and storages that store information of machines. We
          call these configuration changes the system configuration control. See Section 1.2.10,
          “System Configuration Control” for details.



1.2.5.    Machine Configuration Change
          You can change configuration of machines with simple operations, which are the basic
          operations in SigmaSystemCenter.
          You can change the configuration manually or configure to change configuration
          automatically by combining functions or advance settings. In the later subsections, part
          of the machine configuration change is introduced.


              Basic operation: The followings are the operations that a system administrator
              changes configuration when needed using Web Console (GUI), Command-line
              Interface (CLI), and Application Interface (API).
              •    Add Machine
                   To add a machine to a group to activate the machine
              •    Delete Machine
                   To delete a machine in operation from the machine list of a group, where the
                   machine belongs to, to inactivate the machine
              •    Changing Usage (See Subsection 1.2.6.)
              Advanced operation: The followings are the operations that can be executed
              automatically by combining various functions.
              If you configure to change system configuration automatically in advance in case
              of event, such as failure, SigmaSystemCenter can execute the following
              operations using the Machine Status Monitoring (1.2.2). In addition, Scale Out and
              Scale In are the processes to adjust performance of the whole system by adding or
              deleting a machine, which system is built combining a load balancer.
              •    Failure Recovery (See Subsection 1.2.7.)
              •    Scale Out (See Subsection 1.2.8.)
              •    Scale In (See Subsection 1.2.9.)
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1.2.6.     Changing Usage
           SigmaSystemCenter can change usage of each machine by switching disk images of
           shared machines in response to the fluctuations in service load, service reduction, and
           service expansion. This operation standardizes the operational rate of the machines,
           which increases the effective utilization of resources. You can change usage of
           machines even if you are using different OSs for each machine as this operation
           switches the image of machines; you can change the system configurations between
           different platforms, for example, from Windows to Linux, and you can do it the other
           way also.
           The operation can be executed by simple procedure on the Web Console, or by simple
           command.
           Furthermore, executing this operation from Task Scheduler enables to change usage
           with your operational schedule.




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1.2.7.    Failure Recovery
          When a failure is generated on a machine, SigmaSystemCenter can recover the failure
          by replacing the machine with a spare machine. When a recovery process is configured
          for a specific event in advance; we call the setting a recovery process setting in this
          manual, the recovery process is automatically started for the event detected by
          Machine Status Monitoring (1.2.2). Any operation failure can be handled by preparing
          at least one shared spare machine unit for multiple operations (N+1 recover).
          The following is an example of failure recovery.



          Normal Operation
          There are physical machines for
          Operation A and B, and a spare
          machine, which can be activated
          for either operation.




          Failure Detected
          The system detects failure on the
          machine for Operation A using the
          machine     status     monitoring
          function.




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           Automatic      Installation   and
           Setup
           Triggered by the detection of
           failure, OS and applications are
           installed and necessary settings,
           such as storage settings and
           network settings, are configured
           automatically according to the
           recovery process setting.




           Replaced and Recovered
           The system replaces the failure
           machine with the spare machine
           that has set up for the Operation A
           and starts its operation quickly.




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1.2.8.    Scale Out
          If you configure what kind of event to deal with when the event happens, in advance, if
          the load of machines for a specific service is expanded, SigmaSystemCenter improve
          the whole system performance by adding machines. As the machine is added after
          required OSs and applications have automatically installed and configured to the
          machines, operation can be continued without troublesome tasks.
          We call this operation Scale Out.
          The following is an example of Scale Out.


          High Load Detected
          The high load condition of the
          system is detected in a group for
          Operation A.




          Automatic Installation and Setup
          Triggered by the detection of the
          high-load condition, an OS and
          applications are installed and
          necessary settings, such as
          storage settings and network
          settings,     are        configured
          automatically according to the
          recovery process setting.




          Adding the Machine
          The system adds the machine that
          has set up for the Operation A.




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1.2.9.     Scale In
           Scale In is the opposite operation of Scale Out. The system deletes an unnecessary
           machine from its belonging service when the load decrease is detected in the service.
           This operation deletes machines until there is one machine left in the service group.


           Note: This operation may cause
           ▪ Insufficient performance by deleting machines.
           ▪ Repetition of scaling out and in if you configure to scale out and in automatically using
           the machine status monitoring function.


           The following is an example of Scale In.

           Low Load Detected
           The low load condition of the
           system is detected in a group for
           Operation A.




           Machines Deleted
           The system deletes unnecessary
           machines to balance the system
           load.




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1.2.10. System Configuration Control
          SigmaSystemCenter can control configuration of the whole system by the machine
          configuration change.
          This system configuration change can be divided into Network Control with switches and
          load balancers, and Storage Control. Details and examples of these controls are
          explained in the later subsections.
              Network Control
              •    Switch Control (1.2.11)
              •    Load Balancer Control (1.2.12)
              Storage Control
              •    SAN Disk Switch (1.2.13)
              •    SAN Boot (1.2.14)




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1.2.11. Switch Control
           This operation adds switch ports that are connected to the added machine to VLAN and
           deletes the switch ports from VLAN, adjusting to machine configuration change.


           Note:
           ▪ You need MasterScope Network Manager to control switches. MasterScope Network
           Manager is not in the package of SigmaSystemCenter.
           ▪ If VLAN control is not configured, the network is fixed. In that case, you can change the
           machine configuration only in the same network.


           The following is an example of registering a switch port.

           Normal Operation
           There are machines operating for
           Operation A and B, and a spare
           machine.




           Add a Spare Machine
           The spare machine is added as a
           machine for the Operation A.




           Added     to   VLAN     by    the
           Configuration Change
           The system adds the switch port of
           the added machine to VLAN by
           adding the machine.




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1.2.12. Load Balancer Control
          This operation changes the configuration of load balancing targets of load balancers.


          Note: You need MasterScope Network Manager. MasterScope Network Manager is not
          in the package of SigmaSystemCenter.


          The following is an example of load balancer control.

          Normal Operation
          There are machines operating for
          Operation A and a spare machine.




          Add Machine
          The spare machine is added as a
          machine for the Operation A.




          Added to Load Balancing Target
          by the Configuration Change
          The system adds the added
          machine to the load balancing
          target by adding the machine.




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1.2.13. SAN Disk Switch
           This function can switch accesses to storages in SAN to adjust machine configuration
           changes.
           You can operate this function if data is stored on storage in FC-SAN on database servers
           or file servers.


           Note: You need to purchase storage management products. If you are using NEC
           Storage, you need related products, including NEC Storage Manager Integration Base
           and NEC Storage Manager Server to your storage. These are not included in the
           package of SigmaSystemCenter.




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1.2.14. SAN Boot
          SAN Boot is the function that can switch access to the storage by machine configuration
          change and boot a boot disk by creating the boot disks of operational machines and
          placing the boot disks on storage on SAN in advance. This function can reduce the
          installation time of disk images.
          Also, with SAN Boot, when a failure is generated on a machine, you can boot its OS after
          switching the machine to a spare machine, which enables to restore the error status at an
          early time.
          The following is an example of SAN Boot.

          If a failure should be generated,
          SigmaSystemCenter          applies
          necessary configurations, such as
          applications, OS, configuration for
          VLAN, and disk volume for boot, for
          each machine automatically and
          the      restores   the      status
          autonomously at once by running
          SAN Boot.




          Even if a disk image should be
          damaged,      SigmaSystemCenter
          can restore the disk image with a
          backup from the management
          server.




          Note:
          ▪ SigmaSystemCenter supports only the SAN boot configurations composed of specific
          hardware and software.
          ▪ This version does not support SAN boot using Symmetrix.
          ▪ Depending on a system, if you change machine configurations with switching access to
          multiple storages simultaneously, it may take longer than installing disk images because
          of the waiting time for switching storage.


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2.         System Design




This chapter explains the methods to determine the system configuration when installing
SigmaSystemCenter.

This chapter contains the following sections:


•    2.1        Examining the System Configuration of SigmaSystemCenter ..................................20
•    2.2        Product Architecture and License of SigmaSystemCenter .......................................28
•    2.3        Flow to Operating SigmaSystemCenter ....................................................................30




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2 System Design



2.1. Examining the System Configuration of
     SigmaSystemCenter
           To examine how to design your system with SigmaSystemCenter, you need to
           understand how functions of SigmaSystemCenter can be used and how the system
           should be set up. From the following subsection, various functions of
           SigmaSystemCenter and how to organize the system with SigmaSystemCenter are
           explained.


2.1.1.     Standard Function of SigmaSystemCenter
           SigmaSystemCenter consists of the following functions. Interaction of these functions
           realizes various functions of SigmaSystemCenter.

                  System Management Function
                  This function works together with the various functions of SigmaSystemCenter or
                  products listed in Subsection 2.1.2, “Functions Enabled by Connecting with Other
                  Products” to build managed machines, change the configuration of machines, and
                  execute autonomous recovery during machine failures. SigmaSystemCenter
                  implements this function using SystemProvisioning.
                  The Web Console and CLI are provided as user interface.
                  This function uses SQL Server 2005 as a database. The information of system
                  configuration that is configured by this function is stored in the configuration
                  database at any time.

                  Machine Monitoring Function
                  This function centrally manages the active and error status of managed machines.
                  SigmaSystemCenter monitors physical machines through NEC ESMPRO Manager.
                  To enable server monitoring, NEC ESMPRO Manager needs to be installed on the
                  management server, and NEC ESMPRO Agent needs to be installed on the
                  managed machines. To use the server monitoring function with NEC ESMPRO
                  Agent, the administrative IP address needs to be configured to the managed
                  machine on the Web Console.
                  If managed machines are VMware virtual machines, SigmaSystemCenter monitors
                  the machines via VirtualCenter.

                  Performance Monitoring Function
                  This function periodically collects the load status of CPU, memory capacity, and disk
                  of managed machines, and graphs the results. In addition, these results can be
                  reported to the System Management Function (SystemProvisioning) in response to
                  increasing and decreasing loads. SigmaSystemCenter implements this function
                  using the System Monitor - Performance Monitoring Services.




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               Software Distribution and Update Function
               This function distributes software, such as OSs, middle-ware, and patches.
               SigmaSystemCenter implements this function using DPM.
               This function consists of the following elements, and these elements need to be
               installed on machines that are appropriate for each element to work properly in the
               network.
               •    Web Server for DPM
               •    Management Server for DPM
               •    Package Web Server
               •    Web Console *1
               •    Client Service for DPM
               •    Image Builder (Remote Console)
               •    PackageDescriber
               •    Command Line for DPM
               •    Database (DPM)
               *1        This is the DPM Web Console.


               SystemProvisioning can connect to multiple instances of Web Server for DPM, and
               instructs them to distribute features and to update.


               Reference: See Section 1, “Before Installing DPM” in DeploymentManager System
               Introduction for details of installation configuration.




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2.1.2.     Functions Enabled by Connecting with Other Products
           SigmaSystemCenter has functions that are implemented by connecting with other
           hardware or software. In this subsection, the functions are introduced.
           For operations using these functions, see Section 1.2, “What Can SigmaSystemCenter
           Do?”

                  Storage Management Function
                  This function changes the configuration of storage connected to machines when the
                  machine’s system configurations are changed. SigmaSystemCenter implements this
                  function by working with storage management software.

                  Install NEC Storage Manager Integration Base on the same server as the
                  configuration management function (SystemProvisioning). You can install NEC
                  Storage Manager Server on a machine that is not a SystemProvisioning
                  management server. The correspondence setting with NEC Storage Manager
                  Server can be configured on the setting for NEC Storage Manager Integration Base.
                  NEC Storage needs Access Control.
                  If you use EMC Symmetrix, install Solutions Enabler on the same server as
                  SystemProvisioning.
                  If you use EMC CLARiiON, install Navisphere CLI and Navisphere Agent on the
                  same server as SystemProvisioning.

                  Network Management Function
                  This function controls VLAN and load balancers when system configurations are
                  changed. SigmaSystemCenter implements this function by working with
                  MasterScope Network Manager.

                  Virtual Environment Management Function
                  This function controls virtual machines and virtual machine servers. This function
                  enables SigmaSystemCenter to manage virtual machine servers; ESX and ESXi of
                  VMware, Inc., XenServer Enterprise Edition of Citrix Systems, Inc., and Hyper-V of
                  Microsoft Corp., and virtual machines configured on these virtual machine servers
                  collectively.




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2.1.3.     How to Configure Components or Products
           For your best and highest use of SigmaSystemCenter, you need to install each function
           of SigmaSystemCenter with appropriate configuration. You can install all the manager
           functions on the same server, or divide servers or machines for combinations of
           components and products to install. The following tables show combination of
           components to be installed on a management server and client machines. Examine how
           you want to configure your system, referring to these tables.
           The following table is configuration of installation for manager functions.


           Server                                      Component or Product
           SigmaSystemCenter management server         SystemProvisioning
                                                       NEC ESMPRO Manager
                                                       System Monitor - Performance Monitoring
                                                       Services
                                                       NEC Storage Manager Integration Base (to work
                                                       with NEC Storage Manager) *1, *5
                                                       NEC ESMPRO Agent (to use the alert function)
                                                       *3
                                                       Command Line for DPM *2
                                                       Solutions Enabler (to work with EMC Symmetrix)
                                                       *1, *8
                                                       Navisphere CLI, Navisphere Agent (to work with
                                                       EMC CLARiiON) *1, *8
           Windows/Linux Software Distribution Web     Web Server for DPM
           Server
           Windows/Linux Software Distribution         Management Server for DPM
           Management Server                           Image Builder
           Network Management Server                   MasterScope Network Manager (to work with
                                                       MasterScope Network Manager) *1, *4
           Storage Management Server                   NEC Storage Manager (to work with NEC
                                                       Storage Manager) *1, *5
                                                       ControlCenter/Symmetrix Manager, SAN
                                                       Manager (to work with Symmetrix) *1, *8
                                                       Navisphere Manager (to work with CLARiiON)
                                                       *1, *8
           VirtualCenter Management Server             VirtualCenter Server (to work with VMware) *1,
                                                       *6
                                                       VirtualCenter Web Service (to work with
                                                       VMware) *1, *6
           VirtualCenter Client                        VirtualCenter Client (to work with VMware) *1, *6
           XenCenter                                   XenCenter (to work with VMware) *1, *8




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           The following table is configuration of installation for client functions.


           Server or Machine                                  Component or Product
           Managed Machine                                    NEC ESMPRO Agent
                                                              Client Service for DPM
           Virtual Machine Server (ESX)                       NEC ESMPRO Agent for VMware Infrastructure
                                                              3 *1
                                                              Client Service for DPM
           Virtual Machine Server (ESXi)                      No agent needed to be installed
           Virtual Machine Server                             NEC ESMPRO Agent *9
           (Citrix XenServer Enterprise Edition)              Client Service for DPM
           Virtual Machine Server                             NEC ESMPRO Agent
           (Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V)                      Client Service for DPM *10
           Virtual Machine                                    Client Service for DPM
           *1          Needs to be purchased separately.
           *2          Not required if you install Management Server for DPM on the SigmaSystemCenter
                       Management Server.
           *3          NEC ESMPRO Agent needs to be installed to set to notify the NEC ESMPRO
                       Manager of events (SNMP Trap) from SystemProvisioning.
           *4          Required to control networks using MasterScope Network Manager.
           *5          Required to control storage using NEC Storage.
           *6          Required to control virtual machines using VirtualCenter.
           *7          Required to control virtual machines using Citrix XenServer Enterprise Edition.
           *8          Required to control networks of EMC Symmetrix or CLARiiON.
           *9          NEC ESMPRO Agent for Xen Server is not included in this package. Ask your sales
                       representative for NEC ESMPRO Agent for Xen Server.
           *10         Client Service for DPM is not supported if you install SigmaSystemCenter by server
                       core installation. If so, you cannot execute patch distribution to or backup /restore on
                       Hyper-V.




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2.1.4.        Example of System Configuration and Caution
              You can build the system configuration using SigmaSystemCenter like the following
              figure.
              Configure to set up peripheral devices that you examine to use properly. Refer to the
              notes under the figure when configuring devices.


                                                           SystemProvisioning
                                                           NEC        Storage   Manager
                                                           Integration Base
                                                           Solutions Enabler *4
                                                           Navisphere CLI
                       SigmaSystemCenter                   Navisphere Agent
                       Management Server                   System Monitor - Performance
                                                           Monitoring Services
                                                           NEC ESMPRO Manager
                                                           NEC ESMPRO Agent
                                                           Command Line for DPM
                                                           Web Server for DPM
                                                           NEC Storage Manager
                                                           MasterScope Network Manager

                                     Software                                           Software
                      DHCP
                                     Distribution Server                                Distribution Server
         Router       Server
                                                                            Router



                                 Management Server for DPM *1                          Management Server for DPM *1




                                                                            DHCP
                                                                            Server *1


           Storage

                                                                                        NEC ESMPRO Agent
                                                                                        Client Service for DPM
                     NEC ESMPRO Agent
                     Client Service for DPM

                                                                                           Managed Machine
                     Managed Machine
                     Group




                                      Switch *3             Load Balancer
                                                                                                        LAN for management *2 *3
                                                                                                        LAN for operation *2
                                                                            Firewall                    FC Cable




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           *1     A DHCP server is required in the same network as Management Server for DPM.
                  Set up the DHCP server before you install SigmaSystemCenter. You can set up the
                  server on the same machine as Management Server for DPM or on the different
                  machine.

                  You cannot install multiple instances of Management Server for DPM in a network.
                  Also, the Management Server for DPM can manage only one network. If you set up a
                  server connecting to multiple networks as a DHCP server and install the Management
                  Server for DPM on the server, restrict the network segments provided by the DHCP
                  server to the network segment that is managed by the Management Server for DPM.
                  If the DHCP server is set up on a different machine from the one that the Management
                  Server for DPM is installed, you can set up multiple DHCP servers in one network
                  segment.

                  You cannot install a third party DHCP server on the machine that the Management
                  Server for DPM is installed. If you install a DHCP server on the machine that the
                  Management Server for DPM is installed, use a Windows OS standard DHCP server.
           *2     We recommend that you separate LAN for management and LAN for operation in
                  consideration of network load and security.
           *3     You cannot control VLAN with LAN for management because LAN for management
                  needs to be connected at all times.
                  Also, If you use LAN for management, a mng port needs to be used as an external
                  port. However, we do not recommend using the mng port as a management network
                  for distributing software because the mng port of switch blades has very law
                  transferring rate to other external port.
           *4     If you use Symmetrix, you need to connect SystemProvisioning management server
                  and Symmetrix with Fibre Channel (FC).




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            The following figure is the example of system configuration of managing virtual
            environment.




                                                                           SigmaSystemCenter
                           Management Console                              Management Server

                                          Virtual Infrastructure Client,             SystemProvisioning
                                          XenCenter                                  System Monitor - Performance
                                          Web Server for DPM                         Monitoring Services
                                          Hyper-V Manager *1                         NEC ESMPRO Manager
                                                                                     VirtualCenter Management Server


                   DPM
                   Management
                   Server                                                                                 Virtual
                                              Virtual             Virtual            Virtual
                                             Machine             Machine            Machine              Machine
                  Management Server           Server              Server             Server               Server
                      for DPM                 (ESX)            (Xen Server)          (ESXi)             (Hyper-V)
                    DHCP Server                                       Managed Machines


        Switch
                                                                                           LAN for management
                                                                                           LAN for       virtual    machine
                                                                                           connection

                     Firewall


            *1         Hyper-V Manager is required to manage Hyper-V. You can install Hyper-V Manager
                       on Vista or Windows 2008 Server. If the parent OS of Hyper-V is not Server Core, you
                       can install Hyper-V Manager on Hyper-V and operate it using the remote desktop.


            Note: For virtual machine servers, at least two NICs, NIC for management that connects
            virtual machine servers and NIC for connection to virtual machines that connects virtual
            NIC of virtual machines set up on a virtual machine server to a physical network, are
            required.




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2.2. Product Architecture and License of
     SigmaSystemCenter
           In this section, an edition and the licenses that SigmaSystemCenter provides are
           explained.


2.2.1.     Edition
           The feature of SigmaSystemCenter Standard Edition is as follows.

                  SigmaSystemCenter Standard Edition
                  This edition supports Windows and Linux servers and clients of Windows XP.
                  SigmaSystemCenter Standard Edition is for a middle-scale system, that can
                  manage the server OS up to 100 units, and the client OS up to 4000 units. In
                  addition, this edition features a configuration control function for machines, storage,
                  network, and virtual machine, which enables you to integrate both machines and
                  clients.


2.2.2.     Licenses
           A license for one management server is included in the SigmaSystemCenter Standard
           Edition. For one management server, one main license is necessary; hence, to add one
           management server, prepare an additional license for a management server for each
           management server.

           To change manage the virtual environment, you need Virtual Server Management
           Option.

           Adding SigmaSystemCenter Enterprise License to the SigmaSystemCenter Standard
           Edition to upgrade enables you to manage the unlimited numbers of OSs in
           SigmaSystemCenter. In addition, SigmaSystemCenter Enterprise License includes the
           Virtual Server Management Option; you do not need to purchase this license besides the
           SigmaSystemCenter Enterprise License.

           The number of required target licenses of SigmaSystemCenter is corresponded to the
           number of active OSs. Prepare target licenses for the number of OSs that you are going
           to use with SigmaSystemCenter.

           If you are going to distribute software products to managed machines using
           SigmaSystemCenter, check how many license you need for each product. The license
           system differs according to the product.




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           In addition, SigmaSystemCenter provides the following optional licenses. Prepare the
           license according to your operation plan.

               Virtual Server Management Option
               This option enables the virtual environment management function. This is included
               in SigmaSystemCenter Enterprise License.
               Management Server Clustering License
               This license is for operating a management server in the cluster configuration. You
               need this license for each unit of a stand by server.




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2.3. Flow to Operating SigmaSystemCenter
           We have explained the summery of SigmaSystemCenter.
           Start setting up SigmaSystemCenter through the following work flow, referring to the
           corresponding manuals.

           1.     Checking the operational environment
                  After you have determined how to configure your system, check if the operational
                  environment of SigmaSystemCenter suitable for your environment.
                       See Chapter 3, “Operational Environment”.

           2.     Installing SigmaSystemCenter
                  Install SigmaSystemCenter to your management server and managed machines
                  according to the determined configuration.
                       See Chapter 2, “Installing SigmaSystemCenter” in SigmaSystemCenter
                       Installation Guide.

           3.     Setting up Compatible Products
                  Set up compatible products that you determine to use. If you have already set up the
                  environment, you do not need to set up again.
                  •    Setting up the network devices
                       Set up the network devices that are controlled from SigmaSystemCenter.
                       Register switches and a load balancer to MasterScope Network Manager.
                       See Section 2.2, “Configuring Settings for a Switch” or Section 2.3, “Configuring
                       Setting for a Load Balancer” in SigmaSystemCenter Configuration Guide or
                       product manuals of MasterScope Network Manager.
                  •    Setting up the storage management software
                       Using storage management software, configure settings for storage to be
                       managed by SigmaSystemCenter or set up disk volumes.
                       See Section 2.4, “Configuring the Setting for Storage” in SigmaSystemCenter
                       Configuration Guide for confirming the setup flow, and for the procedure, see
                       product manuals of your storage management software.
                  •    Setting up the VM environment
                       Set up a VM environment and create a master VM.
                       See Section 2.9, “Preparing for the Use of VMware” and Section 2.10, “Creating
                       a Template Using a Master VM in VirtualCenter,” Section 2.11, “Preparing for
                       the Use of Xen” and Section 2.12, “Creating a Template Using a Master VM in
                       XenCenter,” 2.13, “Preparing for the Use of ESXi,” or 2.14, “Preparing for the
                       Use of Hyper-V” in SigmaSystemCenter Configuration Guide for confirming the
                       setup flow, and for the procedure, see product manuals of VMware, Inc., Citrix
                       Systems, Inc., or Microsoft Corp.




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           4.   Configuring the initial settings to monitor system performance
                Configure the initial settings of System Monitor - Performance Monitoring Services to
                monitor usage status or management status of machine resources in real-time and
                execute a recovery action, such as Scale Out. SystemProvisioning configuration
                information can be applied to System Monitor - Performance Monitoring Services.
                The information can be applied manually or automatically.
                     See Section 2.5, “Configuring the Setting for Monitoring Performance by
                     System Monitor - Performance Monitoring Services” in SigmaSystemCenter
                     Configuration Guide or System Monitor - Performance Monitoring Services
                     User’s Guide.

           5.   Configuring the initial settings of DPM
                SigmaSystemCenter can install OS, applications, patches to managed machines, or
                start up or shutdown the machines using DPM; to perform these functions, you need
                to register managed physical machines to DPM in advance. Configure the initial
                settings of DPM and register the managed machines to DPM.
                     See Section 2.7, “Configuring DPM” in SigmaSystemCenter Configuration
                     Guide or DeploymentManager Basic User’s Guide.

           6.   Configuring the initial settings of SigmaSystemCenter
                Start up the Web Console and register license keys and users on the Management
                view.
                     See Chapter 1, “Preparing Before Setting up the System” in
                     SigmaSystemCenter Configuration Guide.

           7.   Adding subsystems
                Register compatible products that manage resources to use as a subsystem.
                Register compatible products, such as DPM, from the Subsystem of the
                Management view.
                    See Chapter 3.2, “Adding a Subsystem” in SigmaSystemCenter Configuration
                    Guide.

           8.   Beginning managing machines
                Register machines to be managed in SigmaSystemCenter from the Resource view
                on the Web Console. To register machines from the Resource view on the Web
                Console, select physical machines or virtual machines that are managed in DPM,
                VMware Virtual Center, and XenServer Pool Master, which are registered as
                subsystems. You can start up or shut down the registered machines.
                     See Section 3.8, “Registering a Machine” in SigmaSystemCenter Configuration
                     Guide.
                To begin managing ESXi or Hyper-V, create a virtual manager of ESXi or Hyper-V
                and add virtual machine servers in the virtual manager to DataCenter in the Virtual
                view. You can perform operations, such as power operation of ESXi or Hyper-V
                registered as a management target, creating a virtual machine on ESXi or Hyper-V,
                and power operation of the virtual machine.
                     See Subsection 4.1.1, “Creating a Virtual Manager” and 4.1.2, “ Adding a Virtual
                     Machine Server” in SigmaSystemCenter Configuration Guide.




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           9.     Registering the network devices or storages
                  Register network devices and storage to be managed by SigmaSystemCenter from
                  the Resource view on the Web Console. Select network devices that are registered
                  to MasterScope Network Manager or storage management servers as subsystems
                  to register them from the Resource view on the Web Console.
                       See Section 3.3, “Registering a Switch,” Section 3.4, “Registering a Load
                       Balancer,” and Section 3.5, “Registering Storage” in SigmaSystemCenter
                       Configuration Guide.

           10. Creating scenarios
               A setting file that is used to install OS and applications when adding a machine by
               Scale Out or when restoring failure by Replacing Machine is called a scenario.
               Create scenarios in DPM. The created scenarios are reflected to the Software on the
               Resource view on the Web Console.
                   See Section 2.8, “Creating a Scenario Using a Master Machine in DPM” in
                   SigmaSystemCenter Configuration Guide.

           11. Creating templates
               Create templates to create virtual machines based on a master VM. You can create
               a template on the Web Console or VirtualCenter or XenCenter.
               If you create a template on the Web Console, create the template from the Virtual
               view. The created scenario is reflected to the Software of the Resource view on the
               Web Console.
                    See Subsection 6.4, “Creating a Template” in SigmaSystemCenter
                    Configuration Guide.
               If you create a scenario on VirtualCenter or XenCenter, create the template from
               each VM environment.
                    See Section 2.10, “Creating a Template Using a Master VM in VirtualCenter” or
                    Section 2.12, “Creating a Template Using a Master VM in XenCenter” in
                    SigmaSystemCenter Configuration Guide for confirming the setup flow, and for
                    the procedure, see product manuals of VMware, Inc. and Citrix Systems, Inc.

           12. Creating Recovery Process Settings
               Set up process SigmaSystemCenter executes automatically when a failure is
               generated in the System. For example, to execute Scale Out, you need to configure
               the setting, such as ”Add a machine to a group if the high load status is reported
               from System Monitor - Performance Monitoring Services.” We call these settings
               policies. You can configure the policy from the Management view on the Web
               Console.
                    See Section 3.6, “Creating a Policy” in SigmaSystemCenter Configuration
                    Guide.

           13. Creating groups
               SigmaSystemCenter manages grouping multiple managed machines for the same
               use as a group. Register the created scenarios, templates and Recovery Process
               Settings to the group so that SigmaSystemCenter can operate following the
               Recovery Process Settings. Create groups from the Operation view on the Web
               Console.
                    See Section 5.3, “Adding an Operation Group” in SigmaSystemCenter
                    Configuration Guide.


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           14. Activating machines in a group
               Activate machines in the group. SigmaSystemCenter start operating the machines
               following the Recovery Process Settings.
                    See Section 5.11, “Activating a Machine in a Group” in SigmaSystemCenter
                    Configuration Guide.




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                               Latest Information)




This section describes the latest SigmaSystemCenter information. The latest information includes the
hardware and software operating environments and the latest releases of enhanced points.



•    3         Operational Environment
•    4         Latest Version Information




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Design the system with a sufficient understanding of the system conditions and hardware environment
before installing SigmaSystemCenter. This chapter explains the operating environments of the
SigmaSystemCenter.

This chapter contains the following sections:


•    3.1        Version Information of SigmaSystemCenter .............................................................38
•    3.2        Management Server ..................................................................................................39
•    3.3        Managed Machine – Physical Machine .....................................................................41
•    3.4        Manageable Virtual Machine Infrastructure...............................................................43
•    3.5        Managed Machine – Virtual Machine ........................................................................45
•    3.6        Network......................................................................................................................46
•    3.7        Storage ......................................................................................................................47




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3.1. Version       Information                                                                    of
     SigmaSystemCenter
           The following table provides the version information of SigmaSystemCenter 2.1:


           Function                                            Version          Edition and License
                                                                                Standard    Enterprise
           SystemProvisioning                                  5.1              Included    Included
           DeploymentManager                                   Ver5.2           Included    Included
           ESMPRO                 NEC ESMPRO Manager           Ver4.42          Included    Included
                                  NEC ESMPRO Agent (for        *1
                                  Windows)
                                  NEC ESMPRO Agent (for
                                  Linux)
           System Monitor - Performance Monitoring Services    4.1              Included   Included
           *1         NEC ESMPRO Agent is not included in the package of SigmaSystemCenter, but in
                      the NEC Express series.




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                                                                                       Management Server



3.2. Management Server
            In this section, system requirements of management server are explained.


3.2.1.     System Requirements
            You need the following system requirements to your management server to operate the
            standard functions of SigmaSystemCenter.
            A DHCP server is required in the same network as the Management Server for DPM.
            If SigmaSystemCenter and the compatible products use the same management server,
            the system requirements for the compatible products must be met.
            For information of the system requirements for the Virtual Environment Management
            function, see Subsection 3.4, “Manageable Virtual Machine Infrastructure.”


            CPU                                                 Intel 600 MHz (or faster) Compatible Pentium III
            Memory Capacity                                     1 GB or greater
            Disk Capacity *1                                    2 GB or greater
            Network Interface Card                              100 Mbps or faster
            OS                                                  Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP1 /
                                                                R2 / SP2
                                                                Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP1 /
                                                                R2 / SP2
                                                                (IA32) Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition
                                                                *4
                                                                (IA32) Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition
                                                                *4
            Display Resolution                                  1024 × 768 pixels or greater
            Required Software                                   ASP.NET 2.0
                                                                IIS 6.0 or later version
                                                                .NET Framework 3.0 and .NET Framework 2.0
                                                                Service Pack 1
                                                                OR
                                                                .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 1 *3
                                                                browser *2
            Reference                                           ▪ If you install DPM on your management
                                                                server, you need JRE (32-bit Java Runtime
                                                                Environment) 6.0 Update 7. *5
                                                                ▪ If you install Web Server for DPM on your
                                                                management server, you need Tomcat 6.0.16.
                                                                *6
            *1          ▪ This is the capacity that is needed to install SigmaSystemCenter components;
                        SystemProvisioning, NEC ESMPRO Manager, System Monitor - Performance
                        Monitoring Services, DPM, .NET Framework 3.0, and instances of SQL Server 2005.
                        ▪ Disk capacity for database used by SigmaSystemCenter is required separately.
                        ▪ DPMDeploymentManager may need disk capacity separately, depending on the
                        component that you install. In addition, disk capacity for the actual storage size of the
                        installation data and backup image is required separately. For more details, see Section
                        1, “Before Installing DPM” in DeploymentManager System Introduction.
                        ▪ If you install compatible products on your management server, disk capacity for the
                        products is needed separately.

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           *2         We have verified the Web Console operations on Internet Explorer 6, 7, and Firefox2
                      and 3.
           *3         If you are using Windows Server 2008, you need to install .NET Framework 3.0 Service
                      Pack 1. (.NET Framework 3.0 which is installed on Windows Server 2008 is .NET
                      Framework 3.0 Service Pack 1.)
                      If you are using Windows Server 2003, the SigmaSystemCenter installer installs .NET
                      Framework 3.0 and .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1,
           *4         Supports only the full installation.
           *5         This product includes JRE6.0 Update7.
           *6         This product includes Tomcat 6.0.16.




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3.3. Managed Machine – Physical Machine
            In this section, system requirements and settings you should check if you enable DPM
            control of physical machines that are managed by SystemProvisioning are explained.


3.3.1.     System Requirements
            The following table shows the system requirements of managed physical machines.
            For a managed physical machine, you need to use a machine that supports WOL (Wake
            On LAN).
            Requirements of CPU, memory capacity and disk capacity of a machine are based on
            the regulations of each OS and applications on the machine. Follow the regulations in
            configuring.

            Network Interface Card                     100 Mbps or faster
            OS *1 *2                                   Windows 2000 Server SP4 *3
                                                       Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP4 *3
                                                       Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP1 /
                                                       R2 / SP2
                                                       Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition R2
                                                       / SP2
                                                       Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP1 /
                                                       R2 / SP2
                                                       Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition
                                                       R2 / SP2
                                                       Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition for
                                                       64-bit Itanium-based Systems (including SP1)
                                                       Windows Server 2008 Standard (x86) *4
                                                       Windows Server 2008 Standard (x64) *4
                                                       Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (x86) *4
                                                       Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (x64) *4
                                                       Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based
                                                       Systems *4
                                                       Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 3 (32bit)
                                                       Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3 (32bit)
                                                       Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3 (EM64T)
                                                       Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 4 (32bit)
                                                       Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 4 (EM64T)
                                                       Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4 (32bit)
                                                       Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4 (EM64T)
                                                       Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1 (32bit)
                                                       Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1 (EM64T)
                                                       Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1 AP (32bit)
                                                       Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1 AP (EM64T)
                                                       SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 Service Pack 3
                                                       VMware ESX 3.0.1, 3.0.2, 3.5.0
                                                       VMware ESXi 3.5
                                                       Citrix XenServer Enterprise Edition 4.0, 4.1
                                                       Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V



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           *1          Managed OS that can be used in your environment is regulated by a type of your
                       target license.
           *2          Provided functions differ according to OS supported by the corresponding hardware.
           *3          Requires Windows .NET Framework 1.1 or greater.
           *4          Supports only the full installation.


3.3.2.     DPM Controllable Environment
           If you want to control managed physical machines on DPM, confirm the following settings
           on each server from the BIOS setting screen.

                Confirm that the WakeOnLAN settings of the NIC connected to the management
                network are valid.
                Confirm that the PXE boot is valid.
                The NIC that uses PXE boot is set to start before other NICs and a hard disk start.

           In addition, if you run Disk Duplication OS Installation in the environment to which
           Windows OS is installed, note the following points.

                Set up the Windows boot drive in the C drive.
                If you add or change a drive other than the C drive, the drive letter of the added or
                changed drive may be changed after Disk Duplication.
                If you distribute a master image by Disk Duplication, a drive letter is reassigned
                when resetting the OS. If you are operating a basic disk, drive letters are reassigned
                to the drives in the recognized order during the installation according to the
                specification of Microsoft Corp.
                For more detailed information or other notices, see the following support technical
                information of Microsoft Corp.
                     KB928386 Sysprep functions and known issues


           Reference: For other notes, see DeploymentManager User’s Guide.




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                                                             Manageable Virtual Machine Infrastructure



3.4. Manageable                                      Virtual                           Machine
     Infrastructure
            SigmaSystemCenter can manage the following virtual infrastructures collectively.
                VMware
                Xen
                Hyper-V

            In this section, the virtual environment that SigmaSystemCenter supports is explained.


            Note: You need to purchase Virtual Server Management Option to use the virtual
            environment management function with SigmaSystemCenter Standard Edition.


            Reference: For system requirements for the infrastructure of virtual machines that
            SigmaSystemCenter supports, see “System Requirements for Virtual Management” in
            Appendix B, “Operational Environment of Coordinating Functions.”


3.4.1.     Infrastructure of Virtual Machines
            SigmaSystemCenter supports the following infrastructure or management software of
            virtual machines.


            Infrastructure   or   Software   of   Virtual   VMware VirtualCenter 2.0.1, 2.0.2, 2.5.0
            Machines                                        VMware ESX 3.0.1, 3.0.2, 3.5.0
                                                            VMware ESXi 3.5
                                                            Citrix XenServer Enterprise Edition 4.0
                                                            Citrix XenServer Enterprise Edition 4.1
                                                            Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V



3.4.2.     Manageable Guest OS
            Guest OSs on an infrastructure of virtual machines that SigmaSystemCenter supports
            are as follows.


            Infrastructure of Virtual Machines              Guest OS
            VMware ESX *1                                   Windows Server 2003 SP1 / SP2
                                                            Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition R2
                                                            (32bit)
                                                            Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition R2
                                                            (32bit)
                                                            Windows 2000 Server Service Pack 4
                                                            Windows 2000 Advanced Server Service Pack 4
                                                            Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1
                                                            Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (32bit)
                                                            Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (32bit)
                                                            Windows Vista Business
                                                            Windows Vista Ultimate

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                                                           Windows Vista SP1
                                                           Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 3 32bit Update7
                                                           Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3 32bit Update7
                                                           Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 4 32bit Update3
                                                           Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4 32bit Update3
                                                           Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5
                                                           SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 Service Pack 3
                                                           SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
           Citrix XenServer Enterprise Edition             Windows 2000 Server SP4
                                                           Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP4
                                                           Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP1 /
                                                           R2 / SP2
                                                           Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP1 /
                                                           R2 / SP2
           Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V                     Windows Server 2008 Standard (x86)
                                                           Windows Server 2008 Standard (x64)
                                                           Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (x86)
                                                           Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (x64)
                                                           Windows Server 2003 Standard (x86) SP2
                                                           Windows Server 2003 Standard (x64) SP2
                                                           Windows Server 2003 Enterprise (x86) SP2
                                                           Windows Server 2003 Enterprise (x64) SP2
                                                           Windows Server 2000 SP4
                                                           Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP4
                                                           Windows XP Professional (x86) SP3
                                                           (VMs configured with 1- or 2-virtual processors
                                                           only)
                                                           Windows XP Professional (x86) SP2
                                                           (VMs configured with 1-virtual processors only)
                                                           Windows XP Professional (x64) SP2
                                                           (VMs configured with 1- or 2-virtual processors
                                                           only)
                                                           Windows Vista Business (x86) SP1
                                                           Windows Vista Business (x64) SP1
                                                           Windows Vista Enterprise (x86) SP1
                                                           Windows Vista Enterprise (x64) SP1
           *1          VMware VirtualCenter does not support creating a virtual machine running Red Hat
                       Enterprise Linux ES/AS 4 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5 (RHEL4 / 5). Therefore, a
                       RHEL4 / 5 virtual machine cannot be created in SystemProvisioning. However, one
                       that is already created in other software can be managed using SystemProvisioning.




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                                                               Managed Machine – Virtual Machine



3.5. Managed Machine – Virtual Machine
            In this section, settings you should check if you control virtual machines by DPM are
            explained.


            Reference: For system requirements for the infrastructure of virtual machines that
            SigmaSystemCenter supports, see “System Requirements for Virtual Management” in
            Appendix B, “Operational Environment of Coordinating Functions.”


3.5.1.     DPM Controllable Environment
            Only if you back up or restore managed virtual machines on DPM, confirm the following
            settings on each server from the BIOS settings screen. Otherwise, do not configure the
            settings.

                Confirm that the PXE boot is valid.
                The NIC that uses PXE boot is set to start before other NICs and a hard disk start.




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3.6. Network Devices
           In this section, the network management software, and models of switches, switch
           blades, and load balancers that SigmaSystemCenter supports are explained.


3.6.1.     Network Management Software
           SigmaSystemCenter supports the following network management software that is
           required when controlling your network environment.


           Reference: For system requirements for MasterScope Network Manager, see “System
           Requirements for MasterScope Network Manager” in Appendix B, “Operational
           Environment of Coordinating Functions.”


           Software                                  MasterScope Network Manager 2.0
                                                     MasterScope Network Manager
                                                     NetworkProvisioning Function License



3.6.2.     Support Models of Switches or Switch Blades

           Reference: Check each product manual for the latest information of system
           requirements for a switch for MasterScope Network Manager.


           Hardware Model                             Supported models of MasterScope Network
                                                      Manager NetworkProvisioning Function License
           Required Software                          MasterScope Network Manager 2.0 and
                                                      MasterScope Network Manager
                                                      NetworkProvisioning Function License



3.6.3.     Support Models of Load Balancers

           Reference: Check each product manual for the latest information of system
           requirements for a load balancer of MasterScope Network Manager.


           Hardware Model                             Supported models of MasterScope Network
                                                      Manager NetworkProvisioning Function License
           Required Software                          MasterScope Network Manager 2.0 and
                                                      MasterScope Network Manager
                                                      NetworkProvisioning Function License




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                                                                                                    Storage



3.7. Storage
            In this section, models of the storage management software and storage that
            SigmaSystemCenter supports are explained.


3.7.1.     Storage Management Software and Support Models of
           Storage
            You need an HBA, FC controller, on your managed machine,
            If you use Symmetrix storage, you need an HBA on your storage management server.


            Hardware Model                                     NEC Storage S series
                                                               NEC Storage D series *1
                                                               NEC Storage E series
                                                               EMC Symmetrix
                                                               EMC CLARiiON
            Required Software         NEC Storage              NEC Storage Manager Ver3 or later
                                                               NEC Storage Manager Integration Base
                                                               Ver3.1 or later
                                      Symmetrix                ControlCenter/Symmetrix Manager
                                                               ControlCenter/SAN Manager
                                                               EMC Solutions Enabler 6.2, 6.4
                                      CLARiiON                 Navisphere Agent/CLI FOE 02.24, FOE
                                                               03.24, FOE 02.26, FOE 03.26 *2
            *1        If you use the partitioning function of NEC Storage, you can only control in each
                      partition from SigmaSystemCenter. SigmaSystemCenter does not support
                      configuration change over multiple partitions.

                      The partitioning function is a function to set up virtual storage with independent
                      resources by dividing resources, including disks, cache memory, ports, of a disk array
                      according to their logic, such as applications, and manage the virtual storage.
            *2        The command of Navisphere CLI that you can use from SigmaSystemCenter is navidi.
                      SigmaSystemCenter does not support naviseccli.




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4.         Latest Version Information




This chapter explains the latest information of the SigmaSystemCenter. The features and
improvements added to the newest releases are listed.

This chapter contains the following sections:


•    4.1        New Features and Enhancements ............................................................................50




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4.1. New Features and Enhancements

4.1.1.      Hyper-V Management
            SigmaSystemCenter 2.1 made it possible to manage Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
            environment as well as VMware Infrastructure and Citrix XenServer Enterprise Edition as
            in the past. With SigmaSystemCenter, you can easily manage and operate environment
            where different virtual infrastructures exist. The Hyper-V management function realized
            with SigmaSystemCenter 2.1, which is provided as a trial release, supports the functions
            to create a virtual machine on Hyper-V, power on or off a virtual machine, and change
            resources, including CPU and memory, assigned to virtual machines, and more functions
            will be added in our future release.


4.1.2.      ESXi Management
            Now you can manage not only VMware ESX, but also VMware ESXi with our
            SigmaSystemCenter 2.1. You can manage ESXi from SigmaSystemCenter directly and
            via VirtualCenter.
            Managing and operating ESXi from SigmaSystemCenter can simplify your system and
            make setting up virtual environment a lot easier, and it meets your demands, such as you
            do not need functions up to improving availability using Hot Migration / Cold Migration,
            but you want to reduce the system management costs by introducing virtual
            environment.
            As you can manage ESXi from SigmaSystemCenter, you do not need VirtualCenter of
            VMware, Inc. You can manage multiple ESXi collectively as all virtual machines are
            displayed in the Virtual view. Furthermore, you can create, execute power operation, and
            change resources, such as CPU and memory, to virtual machines.
            To manage ESXi via VirtualCenter, automatic recovery by failover and optimized
            placement function are supported; however, HW monitoring function of ESXi is not
            supported, so you cannot execute operations, for example, moving a virtual machine with
            Hot Migration to other virtual machine server by detecting the sign of HW failure.


4.1.3.      Virtual Machine's Console Support
            SigmaSystemCenter 2.1 enables you to open the console screen of virtual machines on
            VMware ESX from the SigmaSystemCenter Web Console in the Virtual view. This
            improves ease-of-use because you can operate the console screen from the
            SigmaSystemCenter Web Console. This function is only trial release, and supports only
            virtual machines on VMware ESX; however, we will realize displaying the console of
            virtual machines on other virtual machine server in future release.




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4.1.4.     Network Management
            SigmaSystemCenter changes configuration of network devices, such as switches and
            load balancers, which are connected to machines, triggered by machine configuration
            change. SigmaSystemCenter 2.1 uses MasterScope Network Manager to control
            network devices collectively or grasping the configuration.


4.1.5.     iSCSI Support
            SigmaSystemCenter changes configuration of storage that are connected to each
            machine triggered by machine configuration change. With SigmaSystemCenter 2.1, you
            can change the configuration of storage of NEC Storage E1 from SigmaSystemCenter by
            using the local script function. In addition, it enables backup / restore and disk copy for
            disks on iSCSI. Because NEC Storage E series supports iSCSI that connects to servers
            with IP network protocol of Ethernet as well as Fibre Channel is that broadly used in SAN,
            SigmaSystemCenter supporting NEC Storage E1 enables you to set up SAN with your
            current network environment without taking costs.


4.1.6.     Enabled to Receive Alerts from System Center Operations
           Manager 2007
            SigmaSystemCenter can execute the recovery process according to the policy settings,
            by receiving alerts from NEC ESMPRO Manager and VirtualCenter, monitoring the
            status of managed machines, and monitoring and detecting errors and recovering from
            the errors. With SigmaSystemCenter 2.1, SigmaSystemCenter can receive alerts
            detected by System Center Operations Manager 2007 and execute the action according
            to the policy settings.




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Appendix




•   Appendix A Glossary
•   Appendix B Operational Environment of Coordinating Functions




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Appendix A Glossary
    A
    API                           Abbreviation for Application Program Interface.


    B
    Blade Server                  Refers to a model of Express5800/BladeServer series that
                                  supports SystemProvisioning.

    Blade Server Enclosure Unit   Refers to a chassis that store CPU blades of a blade server.


    C
    CLARiiON                      A name of a storage product of EMC Corporation.

    CLI                           Abbreviation for Command Line Interface.

    Client Service for DPM        A component of DPM.
                                  Client Service for DPM is installed to DPM managed
                                  machines to manage DPM managed machines.

    Command Line for DPM          A component of DPM.
                                  Command Line for DPM is a function from which a user can
                                  instruct Management Server for DPM to check the status of
                                  DPM managed machine and execute various process to DPM
                                  managed machine by entering a command from a key board.

    Configuration Database        A database to store data, such as system resources managed
                                  by SystemProvisioning. SQL Server 2005 is used as the
                                  database engine.

    CPU Blade                     Refers to one blade of a blade server.


    D
    DataCenter                    A kind of group that can unify virtual machine servers. When
                                  managing the VirtualCenter environment, DataCenter
                                  corresponds to DataCenter in VirtualCenter. When managing
                                  the Xen environment, you can create one DataCenter in a
                                  Pool.

    DHCP Server                   Abbreviation for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol.
                                  This is a server with the function to dynamically assign an IP
                                  address to a computer in a network. A predetermined IP
                                  address, subnet mask, domain name and other information
                                  are assigned upon request from a DHCP client.

    Disk Volume                   In SigmaSystemCenter, disk volume refers to a logical disk
                                  composed of multiple physical disks and recognized as one
                                  disk.




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Appendix A Glossary


           DPM                     Abbreviation for “DeploymentManager.”
                                   DPM distributes and updates software, such as the OS,
                                   applications, and patches to managed machines, and starts
                                   or stops machines by the instruction of SystemProvisioning.


           E
           ESX                     A product of VMware Inc. that implements a virtual machine.


           G
           Group                   A set of machines used for the same service. By managing
                                   multiple machines as a group, the load and costs on the
                                   machine management can be reduced.


           H
           HBA                     Abbreviation for Host Bus Adapter.
                                   Refers to the FibreChannel controller.

           Hyper-V                 Refers to the virtualization technology of Microsoft
                                   Corporation. This is standardly integrated in Windows Server
                                   2008.

           Hyper-V Manager         A component to install on a virtual machine on Hyper-V.
                                   Installing this component improves performance and enables
                                   you to use additional functions.


           I
           IIS                     Abbreviation for “Internet Information Services.” This is
                                   software for internet server provided by Microsoft Corporation.

           Image Builder           A tool of DPM that creates image files, such as OS, and
                                   registers to Management Server for DPM.


           L
           Load Balancer           A device that balances load of machines by managing
                                   demands from an external network and transferring demands
                                   to the target machine.
                                   SystemProvisioning supports SS8000, BIG-IP, and
                                   ServerIron series.

           Local Script Function   A function that executes an execution file, which is called a
                                   local script, in .bat format on a SigmaSystemCenter
                                   management server. This is used when you adding, changing
                                   usage, or replacing a machine, and if you want to perform
                                   specific processes that depend on system configuration or
                                   environment on the SigmaSystemCenter management
                                   server.


           M
           Machine                 A generic name of a physical machine and virtual machine
                                   that can be managed by SigmaSystemCenter.



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           Management Server for DPM     A component of DPM that manages DPM managed
                                         machines.
                                         Management Server for DPM executes process to managed
                                         machines by instructions from DPM Web Console.

           MasterScope Network Manager   Software for managing operations using networks. This
                                         software is used for controlling and grasping configuration of
                                         network devices.


           N
           NEC ESMPRO Manager            These are the machine management software included in
                                         Express5800 series.
           NEC ESMPRO Agent

           NEC Storage                   A name of storage product of NEC.

           NEC Storage Manager           The generic name of the NEC Storage management software
                                         that is used for controlling storage by SystemProvisioning.

           NIC                           Abbreviation for Network Interface Card.
                                         Standard built-in server or an optional adapter for LAN.


           O
           OS                            Abbreviation for operating system.


           P
           PackageDescriber              A component of DPM.
                                         PackageDescriber is a tool for creating a package and
                                         registering the package to Web Server.

           Package Web Server            A web server of DPM for sharing a package created with
                                         PackageDescriber.

           PCI Slot                      An opening for inserting a PCI card to a motherboard.

           Physical Machine              A generic name for hardware machines that has an entity.
                                         In SigmaSystemCenter manuals, a physical machine includes
                                         a general machine, blade server, and virtual machine server.

           PXE Boot                      Abbreviation for Preboot eXecution Environment.
                                         A BIOS function to start a server or install an operating
                                         system using the network. This is used by DPM to detect
                                         servers and distribute software.


           R
           Recovery Process Setting      A configuration that process of restore to be executed when
                                         an event is generated.
                                         With SystemProvisioning, we call this configuration a policy.


           S
           SAN                           Abbreviation for Storage Area Network.
                                         With a storage dedicated network, this provides storage to
                                         machines.


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Appendix A Glossary


           SNMP Trap                        SNMP Agent’s notifying events to a manager through
                                            communication on the SMNP, Simple Network Management
                                            Protocol.

           SQL Server 2005                  Management software of Microsoft Corporation for
                                            configuring and operating a relational database.

           Switch                           The generic name of switches and switch blades managed by
                                            MasterScope Network Manager.

           Switch Blade                     Refers to a switch that can be built in a blade enclosure.

           SYMCLI                           Command line interface to manage Symmetrix of EMC
                                            Corporation.

           Symmetrix                        A name of a storage product of EMC Corporation.

           System Monitor - Performance     Software that monitors the usage status of machine
                                            resources. In case of a performance failure, System Monitor -
           Monitoring Services
                                            Performance Monitoring Services can send an alert to
                                            SystemProvisioning.

           SystemProvisioning               A package to change configuration of machines.
                                            SystemProvisioning is the core of SigmaSystemCenter.


           T
           Task Scheduler                   An automatic running utility program that is included in a
                                            Windows OS. By using Task Scheduler, a program can be
                                            executed automatically at the time you set in advance.

           Threshold                        The monitoring functions of SigmaSystemCenter, such as
                                            NEC ESMPRO and System Monitor - Performance Monitoring
                                            Services, judges an error or normal by comparing data of
                                            management machines and threshold


           V
           VirtualCenter                    A product of VMware Inc. that manages multiple ESXs and
                                            virtual machines on ESXs collectively.

           VirtualCenter       Management   A product of VMware, Inc. that is a service that operates as a
                                            central administrator for VMware servers connected to
           Server
                                            networks. VirtualCenter Management Server instructs
                                            process to virtual machines or virtual machine servers.

           Virtual Infrastructure Client    A product of VMware, Inc. that has the user interface from
                                            which a user can create, manage, and monitor virtual
                                            machines and resources on a virtual machine.

           Virtual Machine                  Refers to a virtual machine that is implemented on a virtual
                                            machine server.

           Virtual Machine Server           Refers to a server that implements virtual machines.
                                            SystemProvisioning can manage ESX and ESXi of VMware,
                                            Inc., Xen Server of Citrix Systems, Inc., and Hyper-V of
                                            Microsoft Corp.

           Virtual Manager                  A group that unifies DataCenter. When managing standalone
                                            ESXi or Hyper-V, create a virtual manager from
                                            SystemProvisioning. When managing the VirtualCenter
                                            environment or Xen environment, VirtualCenter or XenServer
                                            Pool Master is a virtual manager.

           VLAN                             A technology that divides a network into multiple broadcast
                                            domains by configuring a logical network configuration other
                                            than a physical network configuration.

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           W
           Web Console                    There are two Web Consoles; a component of
                                          SigmaSystemCenter and a component of DPM. In this
                                          manual, a word Web Console refers to the Web Console of
                                          SigmaSystemCenter.
                                          Web Console of SigmaSystemCenter is a console for
                                          configuring and operating SigmaSystemCenter from a
                                          browser.
                                          Web Console of DPM is a browser from which a user can
                                          operate Management Server for DPM.
                                          In SigmaSystemCenter manuals, the Web Console of DPM is
                                          described as DPM Web Console.

           Web Server for DPM             A component of DPM.
                                          Web Server for DPM connects Management Server for DPM
                                          and Web Console / Command Line for DPM, and transfers
                                          processes.

           WOL (Wake On LAN)              A function that power on a computer connected to LAN from
                                          other computer.


           X
           XenCenter                      A product of Citrix Systems, Inc. that manages multiple Xen
                                          Servers and virtual machines on Xen Servers collectively.

           XenServer Pool Master          A Xen Server to be specified as a communication base when
                                          managing multiple Xen Servers as a Pool collectively.

           XenServer Enterprise Edition   A product of Citrix Systems, Inc. that implements virtual
                                          machines.




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Appendix B Operational Environment of
           Coordinating Functions
System Requirements for Virtual Management
       System Requirements for VMware Coordinating Environment


       Reference: Check product manuals of VMware, Inc. for the latest information of
       system requirements for the VMware coordinating environment.


       •     System Requirements for VirtualCenter Management Server


       CPU                                      Minimum of Pentium4 2.0 GHz or faster x86
                                                processor (Intel or AMD)

       Memory Capacity                          Minimum of 2 GB

       NIC                                      Minimum of 1 10/100 Mbps NIC (1 Gbps NIC
                                                is recommended)

       Disk Capacity                            Minimum of 560 MB (2 GB is recommended)

       OS                                       Windows 2000 Server SP4
                                                Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP4
                                                Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP1
                                                (32bit)
                                                Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP1
                                                (32bit)
                                                Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition R2
                                                (32bit)
                                                Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition R2
                                                (32bit)
                                                Windows XP SP2
Appendix B Operational Environment of Coordinating Functions



                •     System Requirements for Virtual Infrastructure Client.


                CPU                                         266 MHz (or faster) x86 processor (Intel or
                                                            AMD)

                Memory Capacity                             Minimum of 256 MB (512 MB is
                                                            recommended)

                NIC                                         Minimum of 150 MB (55 MB is required on an
                                                            installation target and 100 MB is required
                                                            on %temp% for installation)

                OS                                          Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP1
                                                            (32bit)
                                                            Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP1
                                                            (32bit)
                                                            Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition R2
                                                            (32bit)
                                                            Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition R2
                                                            (32bit)
                                                            Windows XP Professional SP2
                                                            Windows 2000 Professional SP4
                                                            Windows 2000 Server SP4
                                                            Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP4
                                                            Windows Vista Business
                                                            Windows Vista Enterprise

                Required Software                           .NET Framework version 2.0


                •     System Requirements for a virtual machine server (ESX).


                Hardware Model                              Server with hardware certification by VMware,
                                                            Inc.

                CPU                                         Intel, Xeon 1500 MHz 2 CPU or higher
                                                            (Maximum of 16 CPU)

                Memory Capacity                             1 GB or greater Maximum of 256 GB

                Disk Capacity                               SCSI adapters and SCSI disks that are on the
                                                            Compatibility List of VMware

                                      Standard              2 GB or greater (when ESX is installed)

                                      Guest OS              1 GB or greater (depends on guest OS)

                NIC                                         1 or more Ethernet cards on the Compatibility
                                                            List of VMware (2 or more are recommended)




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           •     System Requirements for a virtual machine on ESX


                 Note: The configuration of virtual machines is based on the regulations of
                 each OS and applications on the machines. Follow the regulations in
                 configuring.


           Hardware Model                                  Virtual machines on ESX

           CPU                                             Virtual CPU of one or two Intel IA-32 based
                                                           processors
                                                           *VMware Virtual SMP add-on products are
                                                           required to configure virtual CPU of 2 CPU or
                                                           higher. In addition, more than two physical CPU
                                                           is required to configure virtual machines of 2
                                                           CPU. To configure virtual machines of 4 CPU,
                                                           more than four physical CPU is required.

           Memory                                          Maximum of 16 GB per one virtual machine

           PCI Slot                                        6 slots (used by SCSI adapters and NICs, and
                                                           one of them is used by a graphics adapter)

           SCSI Adapter and SCSI Device                    Maximum of 4 SCSI adapters per virtual server
                                                           Maximum of 15 SCSI devices per adapter (Total
                                                           amount of 256 devices on ESX)

           NIC                                             Maximum of 4 NICs per virtual machine
                                                           (AMD PCnetPCI Ⅱ Compatible or VMware
                                                           Ethernet Adapter)
                                                           Maximum of 1 bit per second
                                                           Maximum of 1G bit per second

           Guest OS *1                                     Windows Server 2003 SP1 / SP2
                                                           Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition R2
                                                           (32bit)
                                                           Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition R2
                                                           (32bit)
                                                           Windows 2000 Server Service Pack 4
                                                           Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1
                                                           Windows 2000 Advanced Server Service Pack 4
                                                           Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (32bit)
                                                           Windows Vista Business
                                                           Windows Vista Ultimate
                                                           Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 3 32bit Update7
                                                           Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3 32bit Update7
                                                           Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 4 32bit Update3
                                                           Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4 32bit Update3
                                                           Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5
                                                           SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 Service Pack 3
                                                           SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
           *1          VMware VirtualCenter does not support creating a virtual machine running Red Hat
                       Enterprise Linux ES/AS 4 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5 (RHEL4 / 5). Therefore, a
                       RHEL4 / 5 virtual machine cannot be created in SystemProvisioning. However, one
                       that is already created in other software can be managed using SystemProvisioning.

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Appendix B Operational Environment of Coordinating Functions



                System Requirements for Citrix XenServer Enterprise Edition Coordinating
                Environment


                Reference: Check product manuals of Citrix Systems, Inc. for the latest
                information of system requirements for the Citrix XenServer Enterprise Edition
                coordinating environment.


                •     System Requirements for XenCenter


                CPU                                           750 MHz or faster (1 GHz or faster is
                                                              recommended)

                Disk Capacity                                 100 MB or greater

                NIC                                           100 Mbps or faster

                Memory Capacity                               1 GB or faster (2 GB or faster is
                                                              recommended)

                OS                                            Windows XP
                                                              Windows Server 2003
                                                              Windows Vista

                Required Software                             Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or later
                                                              version


                •     System Requirements for a virtual machine server (Citrix XenServer
                      Enterprise Edition)


                Hardware Model                                Server with hardware certification by Citrix
                                                              Systems, Inc.

                CPU                                           1.5 GHz or faster 64 bit x86 (2 GHz or faster
                                                              Multi-Core CPU is recommended) *1

                Memory Capacity                               1 GB or greater (2 GB or greater is
                                                              recommended)

                Disk Capacity                                 16 GB or greater (60 GB or greater is
                                                              recommended)

                NIC                                           100 Mbps or faster (1 Gbps or greater is
                                                              recommended *2)
                *1         To operate a virtual machine running Windows OS, CPU that supports Intel
                           VT/AMD-V is required.
                           Maximum of 32 CPU. Also, if you are using Windows OS virtual machine, check if
                           the machine supports hardware virtualization on the BIOS screen.
                *2         This is for P2V, import/export data transferring, and high-speed replacement of
                           virtual machines.




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           •     System Requirements for a virtual machine on Citrix XenServer Enterprise
                 Edition


                 Note: The configuration of virtual machines is based on the regulations of
                 each OS and applications on the machines. Follow the regulations in
                 configuring.


           Hardware Model                                Virtual machines on Citrix XenServer Enterprise
                                                         Edition

           CPU                                           Virtual CPU of maximum of eight Intel IA-32
                                                         based processors

           Memory Capacity                               Maximum of 32 GB per one virtual machine

           NIC                                           Maximum of 4 NICs per virtual machine

           Guest OS                                      Windows 2000 Server SP4
                                                         Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP4
                                                         Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP1 /
                                                         R2 / SP2
                                                         Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP1 /
                                                         R2 / SP2


           System Requirements for Hyper-V


           •     System Requirements for Hyper-V host machine


           Hardware Model                                  Servers that meets the system requirements
                                                           for Windows Server 2008

           CPU                                             x64 processors with 1.4 GHz or faster (2 GHz
                                                           or faster is recommended)
                                                           Supports Intel VT/AMD-V
                                                           Data Execution Prevention (DEP) enabled

           Memory Capacity                                 512 MB or greater (2GB or greater is
                                                           recommended) *1

           Disk Capacity                                   10 GB or greater (40 GB or greater is
                                                           recommended) *2
           *1          Memory for operating virtual machines is required separately.
           *2          Disk capacity for each virtual machine is required separately.




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Appendix B Operational Environment of Coordinating Functions




System Requirements for MasterScope
Network Manager

            Reference: Check each product manual for the latest information of system
            requirements for MasterScope Network Manager.


                System Requirements for MasterScope Network Manager


                                           Manager function               Console terminal function

                CPU                        Pentium 2 GHz or faster is     Pentium 2 GHz or faster is
                                           recommended                    recommended

                Memory Capacity            1 GB or greater                512 MB or greater (1 GB or
                                                                          greater is recommended)

                Disk Capacity              2 GB or greater                400 MB or greater

                OS                         Windows Server 2003 SP2        Windows Server 2003 SP2
                                           (IA32)                         (IA32)
                                           Windows Server 2003 SP2        Windows Server 2003 SP2
                                           (Intel64)                      (Intel64)
                                           Windows Server 2003 R2         Windows Server 2003 R2
                                           SP2 (IA32)                     SP2 (IA32)
                                           Windows Server 2003 R2         Windows Server 2003 R2
                                           SP2 (Intel64)                  SP2 (Intel64)
                                                                          Windows XP Professional
                                                                          SP2 (IA32)
                                                                          Windows Vista Business
                                                                          (IA32)

                Required Software          Microsoft SQL Server 2005 + Service Pack 2




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