Analytics nodes and remote collectors have various hardware requirements for virtual machines and physical machines.

The following table specifies the components to install on each server profile in your deployment, and the required hardware specifications.

Hardware Requirements for System Components

Server Roles

Virtual CPU

Memory

CPU Requirements

Storage Requirements

Medium analytic node

8 vCPU

32 GB

2.0 Ghz minimum, 2.4 Ghz recommended

1875 IOPS

Large analytic node

16 vCPU

48 GB

2.0 Ghz minimum, 2.4 Ghz recommended

3750 IOPS

Standard remote collector

2 vCPU

4 GB

2.0 Ghz minimum, 2.4 Ghz recommended

N/A

Large remote collector

4 vCPU

16 GB

2.0 Ghz minimum, 2.4 Ghz recommended

N/A

Storage requirements are based on the maximum supported resources for each node.

vRealize Operations Manager has a high CPU requirement. In general, the more physical CPU that you assign to the analytics cluster, the better the performance. You must use a minimum of eight physical CPU dual socket hosts, but it is recommended that you use 12 or more physical CPU dual socket hosts.