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Hardware Requirements for System Center 2012 - Service Manager

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Service Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Service Manager

This topic describes the hardware requirements for System Center 2012 – Service Manager.

Hardware Requirements

The following table lists the recommended hardware requirements for the individual parts of Service Manager. These computers can be physical servers or virtual servers.

For System Center 2012 SP1 only: The hardware requirements for Service Manager in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) are unchanged from its initial release.

Hardware requirements table

Service Manager database

8-core 2.66 gigahertz (GHz) CPU

8 gigabytes (GB) of RAM for 20,000 users, 32 GB of RAM for 50,000 users (See the Hardware Performance section in this guide.)

80 GB of available disk space

RAID Level 1 or Level 10 drive*

Service Manager management server

4-Core 2.66 GHz CPU

8 GB of RAM (See the Hardware Performance section in this guide.)

10 GB of available disk space

Service Manager console

2-core 2.0 GHz CPU

4 GB of RAM

10 GB of available disk space

Data warehouse management server

4-Core 2.66 GHz CPU

8 GB of RAM (See the Hardware Performance section in this guide.)

When a data warehouse management group and SQL Server Analysis Services are hosted on a single server, it should contain at least 16 GB RAM.

10 GB of available disk space

Data warehouse databases

8-core 2.66 GHz CPU

8 GB of RAM for 20,000 users, 32 GB of RAM for 50,000 users (See the Hardware Performance section in this guide.)

400 GB of available disk space

RAID Level 1 or Level (1+0) drive

Self-Service Portal: Web Content Server with SharePoint Web Parts

8-Core 2.66 GHz CPU

8-core, 64-bit CPU for medium deployments

16 GB of RAM for 20,000 users, 32 GB of RAM for 50,000 users (See the Hardware Performance section in this guide.)

80 GB of available hard disk space

* For more information, see RAID levels and Microsoft SQL Server.

** Hardware requirements are based on SharePoint specifications. For more information, see Hardware and Software Requirements (SharePoint Server 2010).

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