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System Requirements of Performance Center 12.00
Title :
System Requirements of Performance Center 12.00
Document ID :
KM00912839
Product - Version:
performance center 12.00 ;
OS :
Updated :
Mon Jul 07 17:02:21 GMT 2014
Summary :
This page provides our recommended and supported environments for HP ALM Performance Center version 12.
HP ALM Performance Center 12 System Requirements
Solution
HP ALM Performance Center System Requirements
This section describes the system requirements for installing ALM for Performance Center, and Performance Center components.
Performance Center Server Configurations
This section describes the system requirements for installing a Performance Center Server.
Processor
CPU Type: Intel Core, Pentium, Xeon, AMD or compatible
Speed: 2 GHz or higher recommended, 1 GHz minimum.
Memory (RAM)
Minimum: 4 GB 
Available Hard Disk Space
Minimum: 5 GB
Screen Resolution
Minimum: 1024 x 768
Operating System
Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1) 64 bit (Recommended)
Windows Server 2012 64 bit
Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8,9 or 10
Web Server
IIS 7.5 or 8
 
Recommended ALM and Performance Center Configurations
The following table describes the recommended configuration for Performance Center server components. They should be used along with the recommended ALM server configurations above. For more information, see Recommended ALM Server Configurations.

Performance Center Server Operating System
Windows 2008 R2 (SP1) 64 bit
Host Operating System
Windows 2008 R2 (SP1) 64 bit
 
Host and Windows Standalone Load Generator Configurations
This section describes the system requirements for installing a Performance Center Host and a standalone Load Generator on Windows.
Processor
CPU Type: Intel Core, Pentium, Xeon, AMD or compatible
Speed: 1.6 GHz minimum. 2 GHz or higher recommended
 
Memory (RAM)
Minimum: 2 GB
Recommended: 4 GB or higher
Note:  Memory requirements may vary from protocol to protocol.              
Free  Hard Disk Space
 
Screen Resolution
Minimum: 40 GB
  
Minimum: 1024 x 768
 
Operating System
·         Windows 2008 R2 SP1 64 bit
·         Windows 7 (SP1) 32 bit or 64 bit
·         Windows 8 64 bit
·         Windows Server 2012 64 bit
Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8,9, 10 or 11
 
 
Linux Standalone Load Generator Configurations
This section describes the supported operating systems and CPU types for installing a standalone Load Generator on Linux systems.

Processor
CPU Type: Intel Core, Pentium, Xeon, AMD or compatible
Speed: 2 GHz or higher recommended, 1 GHz minimum.
Memory (RAM)
Minimum: 1GB
Recommended: 4 GB or higher
Note:  Memory requirements may vary from protocol to protocol.       
Operating System
·         Red Hat Enterprise Linux 32 bit 5.8, 6.0
·         Red Hat Enterprise Linux 64 bit 5.8, 6.4
·         Ubuntu Server Linux 32 bit or 64 bit, 10.04 LTS
·         Ubuntu Server Linux 32 bit or 64 bit, 12.04 LTS
·         Oracle Enterprise Linux 32 bit 5.0 RH, 6.0 RH, 6.0 UEK 
·         Oracle Enterprise Linux 64 bit 5.0 RH, 6.4 RH, 6.0 UEK
·         Amazon Linux AMI 2012.03 or later, 32bit or 64bit
 
 

VuGen and Analysis Configurations (Standalone versions)
This section describes the system requirements for installing any of the LoadRunner components.

Processor
CPU Type: Intel Core, Pentium, Xeon, AMD or compatible
Speed: 2 GHz or higher recommended, 1.6 GHz minimum.
Memory (RAM)
Minimum: 2GB  Recommended: 4GB or higher
Free  Hard Disk Space
Minimum: 40 GB
Screen Resolution
Minimum: 1024 x 768
Operating System
·         Windows 7 (SP1) 32 bit or 64 bit
·         Windows 8 64 bit
·         Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1) 64 bit
·         Windows Server 2012 64 bit (On standalone Analysis only)
Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer  8, 9, or 10
 
MI Listener Configurations
This following table describes the system requirements for the MI Listener.

Processor
CPU Type: Intel Core, Pentium, Xeon, AMD or compatible
Speed: 1.6 GHz minimum, 4 GHz or higher recommended
Memory (RAM)
Minimum: 2GB
Note: Memory needs depend on the number of Load Generators and Controllers connected to the MI Listener.
Operating System
·        Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1) 64 bit
·         Windows 7 (SP1) 32 bit or 64 bit
·         Windows 8 64 bit
·         Windows Server 2012 64 bit
 
 
Virtual Environments
 
HP ALM Performance Center is certified to work with VMWare ESX/ESXi 5.0 and higher. Due to the rapidly evolving architectures provided by Virtualization vendors as long as the 3rd party vendor guarantees full compatibility of the virtualized environment to the HP ALM Performance Center approved system requirements for physical hardware, then HP ALM Performance Center will function as designed.
 
 
Installation and Configuration Information for LoadRunner 12
 
Prerequisite Software
Specific software needs to be installed before you can install LoadRunner. When you run the LoadRunner installation wizard, if the prerequisite software is not already installed on your computer, the wizard detects which software is missing and provides the option to install it.

The following prerequisite software needs to be installed:
·         Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1
·         .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
·         Windows Imaging Component. This is a prerequisite for .NET Framework 4.0.
·         .NET Framework 4
·         Web Services Enhancements (WSE) 2.0 SP3 for Microsoft .NET Redistributable Runtime MSI
·         Web Services Enhancements (WSE) 3.0 for Microsoft .NET Redistributable Runtime MSI
·         Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0
·         Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update (x86)
·         Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update (x64)
·         Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update (x86)
·         Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update (x64)
·         Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update (x86)
·         Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8 SP1 (or later)
Note: On Windows 8, a restart is required after installing the prerequisite Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Packages. After the prerequisites are installed, restart the machine and then run setup.exe for LoadRunner from the DVD or from the downloaded package if you are installing VuGen standalone, Analysis standalone, or a Load Generatror.
 
System Requirements for VuGen, Controller, and Analysis
This section describes the system requirements for installing any of the LoadRunner components.

Processor
CPU Type: Intel Core, Pentium, Xeon, AMD or compatible
Speed: 1.6 GHz or faster
Memory (RAM)
Minimum: 2GB  Recommended: 4GB
Free  Hard Disk Space
Minimum: 40 GB
Screen Resolution
Minimum: 1024 x 768
Operating System
·         Windows 7 (SP1) 32 bit or 64 bit
·         Windows 8 64 bit
·         Windows Server 2012 64 bit (For Controller and Analysis only)
·         Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1) 64 bit
 
Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, or 10

Host and Windows Standalone Load Generator Configurations
This section describes the system requirements for installing a Performance Center Host and a standalone Load Generator on Windows.
Processor
CPU Type: Intel Core, Pentium, Xeon, AMD or compatible
Speed: 1.6 GHz or faster
Note for Pentium Processors: Intel Hyper-Threading technology is not supported. Hyper-Threading can be disabled in the BIOS. For more information, see: http://www.intel.com/support/processors/pentium4/sb/CS-017371.htm
Memory (RAM)
Minimum: 1GB
Recommended: 4 GB or higher
Note:  Memory requirements may vary from protocol to protocol.              
Free  Hard Disk Space
Minimum: 40 GB
Operating System
·         Windows 7 (SP1) 32 bit or 64 bit
·         Windows 8 64 bit
·         Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1) 64 bit
·         Windows Server 2012 64 bit
Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8,9, 10 or 11
 
 
Linux Standalone Load Generator Configurations
This section describes the supported operating systems and CPU types for installing a standalone Load Generator on Linux systems.

Processor
CPU Type: Intel Core, Pentium, Xeon, AMD or compatible
Speed: 1.6 GHz or faster
Memory (RAM)
Minimum: 1GB
Recommended: 4 GB or higher
Note:  Memory requirements may vary from protocol to protocol.       
Operating System
·         Red Hat Enterprise Linux 32bit 5.8, 6.0
·         Red Hat Enterprise Linux 64bit 5.0, 6.4
·         Ubuntu Server Linux 32bit 10.04 LTS, 12.04 LTS
·         Ubuntu Server Linux 64bit 10.04 LTS, 12.04 LTS
·         Oracle Enterprise Linux 32 bit 5.0 RH , 6.0 RH, 6.0 UEK
·         Oracle Enterprise Linux 64 bit 5.0 RH, 6.4 RH, 6.0 UEK
·         Amazon Linux AMI 32bit and 64 bit (version 2012.03 or later)

 
MI Listener
This following table describes the system requirements for the MI Listener.

Processor
CPU Type: Intel Core, Pentium, Xeon, AMD or compatible
Speed: 1.6 GHz or faster
Memory (RAM)
Minimum: 2GB
Note: Memory needs depend on the number of Load Generators and Controllers connected to the MI Listener.
Operating System
·         Windows 7 (SP1) 32 bit or 64 bit
·         Windows 8 64 bit
·          Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1) 64 bit
·         Windows Server 2012 64 bit
 
Virtual Environments
 
HP LoadRunner is certified to work with VMWare ESX/ESXi 5.0 and higher. Due to the rapidly evolving architectures provided by Virtualization vendors as long as the 3rd party vendor guarantees full compatibility of the virtualized environment to the HP LoadRunner approved system requirements for physical hardware, then HP LoadRunner will function as designed.