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Oracle® Communications Network Integrity Installation Guide
Release 7.2.2

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2 Network Integrity System Requirements

This chapter describes the hardware, operating system, software, server, and database requirements for installing Oracle Communications Network Integrity.

Software Requirements

Network Integrity consists of a base application that is installed on an Oracle WebLogic server domain. It connects with an Oracle database to store all relevant information, and can connect to a report publishing tool if you require reports to be published. You must install and connect all required software with Network Integrity for optimal performance.

Supported Operating Systems

Table 2-1 lists operating systems that support the Network Integrity server.

Table 2-1 Network Integrity Operating Systems Requirements

Product Version

Oracle Enterprise Linux, x86 (64bit)

5.5

Oracle Enterprise Linux Unbreakable Kernel x86 (64bit)

5.5

Red Hat Enterprise Linux, x86 (64bit)

5.5

Oracle Solaris for SPARC (64bit)

11 Update 4 or later

IBM AIX (64bit)

6.1 on POWER Hardware (Technology Level 5 SP2)


Required Software

Table 2-2 lists software required for installing and running Network Integrity.

Table 2-2 Network Integrity Software Requirements

Product Required Version

Oracle WebLogic Server 11g Enterprise Edition

10.3.6.0.0

Oracle WebLogic Server Patch

14331527

EclipseLink Patch

15842881

Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Application Development Runtime, including Enterprise Manager

11.1.1.6.0

Sun Hotspot (JDK) for Linux x86 or x86-64 or Solaris SPARC (64bit)

Linux x86: 1.6.0_37 or later

Linux x86-64: 1.6.0_37 or later

Solaris SPARC: 1.6.0_37 or later

IBM Java SE Runtime Environment for IBM AIX (64bit)

Java6_64 bit - SR10 FP2 or later

Oracle Database 11g R2 Enterprise Edition

11.2.0.3

Instant Client (SQL*Plus)

11.2.0.3

Oracle Communications Design Studio

7.2.2

Web browser for the Network Integrity client

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) certified with Windows XP.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) certified with Windows 7.

Mozilla Firefox 3.5+, 3.6+, or 10ESR certified with Windows XP or Windows 7.


The Network Integrity Installer checks for all required software and displays errors if it detects any missing or unavailable components, or if there are any connectivity related issues.

Supported Software

Table 2-3 lists additional software that is supported by Network Integrity.

Table 2-3 Network Integrity Supported Software

Product Supported Version

Oracle Communications Unified Inventory Management (UIM)

7.2.2

Oracle Communications MetaSolv Solution (MSS)

6.2.2

Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Publisher

10.1.3.4.1

Oracle Internet Directory 11g

11.1.1.2.0

Oracle Fusion Middleware Repository Creation Utility (RCU) 11g for Linux x86

11.1.1.6


Supported software is installed and licensed separately from Network Integrity.

Note:

BI Publisher is required to use the reporting templates included with Network Integrity.

Hardware Requirements

The number and configuration of the systems that you employ for your Network Integrity installation depends on the scale and the kind of deployment you have planned according to your network(s).

Note:

The sizing estimates contained in this section are based on the assumptions of proper application configuration and tuning, in a manner consistent with leading practices of Oracle Communications consulting and performance engineering. This information is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be, nor shall it be construed as a commitment to deliver Oracle programs or services. This document shall not form the basis for any type of binding representation by Oracle and shall not be construed as containing express or implied warranties of any kind. You understand that information contained in this document will not be a part of any agreement for Oracle programs and services. Business parameters and operating environments vary substantially from customer to customer and as such not all factors, which may impact sizing, have been accounted for in this documentation.

Table 2-4 provides the minimal hardware requirement for Network Integrity installed on a single managed server in a WebLogic domain.

Table 2-4 Network Integrity Minimum Hardware Requirements

Component Requirement

Hard disk

4 GB for all required software.

1.5 GB for Network Integrity.

1 GB to 3 GB for supported software.

Processor

Oracle recommends using twin cores, each running at 1.5 GHz CPU

(Note: A minimum of 1.5 GB free space should be available in the Oracle WebLogic server domain home.)

Memory

If Network Integrity is installed on a different server from the database: a minimum of 4 GB physical memory and 4 GB swap.

If Network Integrity is installed on the same server as the database: a minimum of 6 GB physical memory and 6 GB swap.

Temporary disc space

150 MB

The Network Integrity Installer uses a temporary directory to extract all installation files, the compressed Java Run-time Environment (JRE) bundled with the Network Integrity installer, and an uncompressed copy of the JRE.

These files are deleted after installation.


Information Requirements

During Network Integrity installation, you must enter configuration values such as host names and port numbers. This section describes the information that you must provide during the installation process. You define some of these configuration values when you install and configure the Oracle database and WebLogic Server.

If you have already installed other Oracle Communications products, the installer reads the values from the existing Oracle Communications products and uses them as default values. If no existing Oracle Communications products are installed, the installer proposes default values.

WebLogic Connection Information

Table 2-5 lists WebLogic Server and domain connection details that you are required to provide during installation.

Table 2-5 Application Server Connection Information

Information Type Description

Host name

The host name for the particular WebLogic server instance to define it uniquely for the specific purpose of installing, and working with, Network Integrity.

Port number

This is the number assigned to this specific service. Port numbers are usually pre-defined and you can accept the provided default value.

User name

Your WebLogic Server user name. You define this name when you install Oracle WebLogic Server.

Password

Your password to connect to the WebLogic server as the user for which you provided the user name. You define this password along with the user name during the Oracle WebLogic Server installation.


Database Connection Information

Table 2-6 lists database connection details that you are required to provide during installation.

Table 2-6 Database Connection Information

Information Type Description

Host name

Host name or IP address of the Oracle Database server for Network Integrity.

Port number

This is the number assigned to this specific service. Port numbers are usually pre-defined and you can accept the provided default value.

User name

Your database user name. You define the user name when you install the database.

Password

Your password to connect to the database as the user for which you provided the user name. You define this password along with the user name during database installation.

Service name

This is the name of the database service or instance to remotely connect to the database. For example, orcl.us.oracle.com.


Database Connection Information for Real Application Cluster Database

Table 2-7 lists database connection details for an Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) database that you are required to provide during installation.

Table 2-7 Database Connection Information for Oracle RAC Database

Information Type Description

Oracle RAC database connection string

The information string that is used to connect to the Oracle RAC database. For example, HOST NAME1:PORT1:SERVICE NAME1, HOST NAME2:PORT2:SERVICE NAME2.

User name

A database user name with SYS privileges. You define the user name when you install the database.

Password

Your password to connect to the database as the user for which you provided the user name. You define this password along with the user name during database installation.


Schema User Name Information

Table 2-8 lists schema user details that you are required to provide during installation.

Table 2-8 Schema user Information

Information Type Description

Schema user name

Your schema user name that you use to access the Network Integrity schema.

Schema user password

The password to access the Network Integrity schema for the schema user you defined.


Hardware Sizing Considerations

Use Table 2-9 as a general guideline when planning the hardware for your Network Integrity system.

Table 2-9 Network Integrity Hardware Planning Guideline

System Size Solaris Linux IBM AIX Oracle Database Server

Medium (64-bit JVM)

Sun server:

  • 2 x Ultra SPARC64-VII quad core CPUs at 2.4GHz or 2 x SPARC T4 8 core CPUs at 2.95GHz

  • 20 GB RAM

  • 2x 146 GB disk space

Sun server:

  • 1 x Intel E5-2690 8 core CPU at 2.9GHz

  • 20 GB RAM

  • 2x 146 GB disk space

IBM server:

  • 2 x POWER6 quad core CPUs at 5.0GHz

  • 20 GB RAM

  • 2x 146 GB disk space

Solaris or Linux server:

  • 16 threads at 2.9GHz

  • 16 GB RAM

  • 800 GB disk space

Large (64-bit JVM)

Sun server:

  • 2 x Ultra SPARC64-VII quad core CPUs at 2.4GHz or 2 x SPARC T4 8 core CPUs at 2.95GHz

  • 32 GB RAM

  • 2x 146 GB disk space

Sun server:

  • 1 x Intel E5-2690 8 core CPU at 2.9GHz

  • 32 GB RAM

  • 2x 146 GB disk space

IBM server:

  • 2 x POWER6 quad core CPUs at 5.0GHz

  • 32 GB RAM

  • 2x 146 GB disk space

Solaris or Linux server:

  • 16 threads at 2.9GHz

  • 16 GB RAM

  • 1 TB disk space

Extra-large (2-node cluster, 64-bit JVM)

2x Sun server:

  • 2 x Ultra SPARC64-VII quad core CPUs at 2.4GHz or 2 x SPARC T4 8 core CPUs at 2.95GHz

  • 32 GB RAM

  • 2x 146 GB disk space

2x Sun server:

  • 1 x Intel E5-2690 8 core CPU at 2.9GHz

  • 32 GB RAM

  • 2x 146 GB disk space

2x IBM server:

  • 2 x POWER6 quad core CPUs at 5.0GHz

  • 32 GB RAM

  • 2x 146 GB disk space

Solaris or Linux server:

  • 16 threads at 2.9GHz

  • 32 GB RAM

  • 1.8 TB disk space