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Install - 11.1.2.1 - Suggested Hardware

Essbase Reject
Essbase Reject Member Posts: 549
edited Jan 27, 2012 9:51AM in EPM System Infrastructure
Hi,

Installing the following: Planning, Essbase, ODI, EPMA, Fin Reports, Calc Mgr, Essbase Studio, EAS, etc... Basically everything EXCEPT HFM and Strategic Finance. A complete Essbase/Planning environment. Was looking at using 3 VM's on Win Server 2008. My question is what is the recommended setup on each of the 3 servers? I think Essbase needs to be on it's own server. But need to know how to configure the other two servers.

If I choose to just install everything on a single server, what is the recommended specs of a server I should be looking at? Was thinking atleast 8GB Ram. Maybe more. This will be a 64bit OS too.


Thanks!!!!

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  • John A Booth
    John A Booth Member Posts: 1,508
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    When sizing servers the first question you should ask is how many licensed users and then perhaps what type of concurrent user load.

    When you go from 10 users to 100 to 1000 there are quite a few different considerations to think about in the design.

    For a small all in one server for a small user count say 10-50 the new Oracle deployment documents for an all in one should suffice. If you start hitting the hundred user mark consider separate servers for key services again the new deployment guides will do in a pinch.

    When you start hitting the 250-500 user mark you may be served best by finding someone who focuses on Hyperion Infrastructure whether that be Oracle or one of the Oracle partners.

    P.S. 8 GB for a single server install is way too small especially with the product set you are speaking of.

    Regards,

    John A. Booth
    http://www.metavero.com

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  • Pablo
    Pablo Member Posts: 254 Bronze Badge
    The EPM Installation Start Here pdf has some samples deployments -> http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E17236_01/epm.1112/epm_install_start_here_11121.pdf

    I usually use three servers for a small install base (< 100 users) and put all weblogic components on one, Essbase on another and the rest on on the third server. I would use 16GB of RAM servers and if possible make your Essbase server physical.

    Pablo
  • You might find this recently published document useful:

    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bi-foundation/epm-deploy-guide11121-1401625.pdf
  • Vasavya Chowdary
    Vasavya Chowdary Member Posts: 1,088
    edited Jan 11, 2012 9:18PM
    look for Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management System 11.1.2.x Certification Matrix

    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bi-foundation/hyperion-supported-platforms-085957.html.
  • John A Booth
    John A Booth Member Posts: 1,508
    Answer ✓
    When sizing servers the first question you should ask is how many licensed users and then perhaps what type of concurrent user load.

    When you go from 10 users to 100 to 1000 there are quite a few different considerations to think about in the design.

    For a small all in one server for a small user count say 10-50 the new Oracle deployment documents for an all in one should suffice. If you start hitting the hundred user mark consider separate servers for key services again the new deployment guides will do in a pinch.

    When you start hitting the 250-500 user mark you may be served best by finding someone who focuses on Hyperion Infrastructure whether that be Oracle or one of the Oracle partners.

    P.S. 8 GB for a single server install is way too small especially with the product set you are speaking of.

    Regards,

    John A. Booth
    http://www.metavero.com
  • Hi,

    This is just for a Sandbox/Play area. It will not be in production, thus was thinking of just putting it all on one server? Maybe VM it.....
  • John A Booth
    John A Booth Member Posts: 1,508
    If it's a sanbox for say 5 users put it on a VM, use two cores, and get as close to 16 GB of ram as you can. You may want to make some services manual to preserve resources as well.

    The real tricky thing with VM's is how they are managed by your windows/VM admins. I've seen a tendancy for them to either not give you the resources you ask for, take resources away after the fact, overcommit VM's, or have it running on sub-par hardware.

    Regards,

    John A. Booth
    http://www.metavero.com
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