System requirements - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.2.0

VM Installation Guide

prodname
BlueCat Address Manager
version_custom
9.2.0

For optimum performance, BlueCat recommends reserving resources in your hypervisor for each specific DNS/DHCP Server and Address Manager VM.

CAUTION:
Exceeding the vCPU and vRAM settings listed below is a breach of BlueCat Networks licensing terms and may result in license penalty fees being owed.

BlueCat DNS/DHCP Server Virtual Machines

For DNS/DHCP Server VM deployments, a minimum free disk space of 160GB is required on the hypervisor or disk storage pool.
Product # of vCPUs CPU resource

allocation

(MHz)

CPU clock

speed

(GHz)

vRAM (GB) Network

adapters

BlueCat XMB3 1 1750 1.75 2 3
DNS/DHCP Server 20 2 3000 1.5 4 3
DNS/DHCP Server 45 2 7000 3.5 8 3
DNS/DHCP Server 60 4 12000 3.0 16 3
DNS/DHCP Server 100 12 28800 2.4 32 3
BlueCat GEN4-2000 (BDDS25) 2 76001 3.8 8 3
BlueCat GEN4-4000 (BDDS50) 4 132002 3.3 16 3
BlueCat GEN4-5000 (BDDS75) 6-12

BlueCat recommends configuring 12 vCPU cores.

198003 3.3 32 3
BlueCat GEN4-7000 (BDDS125) 12-20

BlueCat recommends configuring 16 vCPU cores.

440004 2.2 32-64

BlueCat recommends configuring 64GB of vRAM.

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BlueCat Address Manager Virtual Machines

Address Manager VM images require 320GB of disk space.
Product # of vCPUs CPU resource

allocation

(MHz)

CPU clock

speed

(GHz)

vRAM (GB) Network

adapters

BlueCat Address Manager 1000 4 2000 2.0 8 1
Note: BlueCat Address Manager 1000 only manages a maximum of 4 DNS/DHCP Servers.
BlueCat Address Manager 3000 8 24000 3.0 16 1
BlueCat Address Manager 6000 16 41600 2.6 32 1
BlueCat GEN4-5000 (BAM5000) 6-12

BlueCat recommends configuring 12 vCPU cores.

198005 3.3 32 3
BlueCat GEN4-7000 (BAM7000) 12-20

BlueCat recommends configuring 16 vCPU cores.

440006 2.2 32-64

BlueCat recommends configuring 64GB of vRAM.

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The CPU resource reservation is determined by multiplying the number of vCPUs by the clock speed. For example, a DNS/DHCP Server 60 would require 4x 3.0 GHz = 12 GHz = 12,000 MHz.

1 Uses resources up to 7600 MHz
2 Uses resources up to 13200 MHz
3 Uses resources up to 19800 MHz
4 Uses resources up to 44000 MHz
5 Uses resources up to 19800 MHz
6 Uses resources up to 44000 MHz