You can install the AMD software on a VMware virtual machine if you cannot use dedicated server hardware. Thus, your hardware maintenance can be optimized while preserving the full functionality of the AMD.

  1. In the vSphere Client, create a virtual machine to host the AMD software.

     

    1. Select File ► New ► Virtual Machine to open the Create New Virtual Machine wizard.

    2. On the Configuration screen, set Configuration to Custom.

    3. On the Name and Location screen, set Name and Inventory Location to the name and datacenter of your choice.

    4. On the Resource Pool screen, choose the resource pool or ESX host where this virtual machine will be placed.

    5. On the Storage screen, choose a datastore for the virtual machine.

    6. On the Virtual Machine Version screen, set Virtual Machine Version to the latest version to get the latest features and best performance.

    7. On the Guest Operating System screen, set Guest Operating System to Linux and set Version to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (64-bit).

    8. On the CPUs screen, set Number of virtual sockets to 2 and set Number of cores per virtual socket to 1.

      This configuration can be increased later as needed, but internal testing has shown this configuration to be an adequate starting point.

    9. On the Memory screen, set Memory Size to 8 GB.

      This configuration can be increased later as needed, but internal testing has shown this configuration to be an adequate starting point.

    10. On the Network screen, add the appropriate number of virtual NICs.

      Add at least one NIC for communications between the AMD and other DC RUM components plus one NIC for each port group that you intend to monitor.

      Assign each NIC to the appropriate Network and set Adapter to VMXNET3.

    11. On the SCSI Controller screen, set SCSI controller to the type that best suits your vSphere infrastructure.

      We recommend LSI Logic Parallel.

    12. On the Create a Disk screen, create a virtual disk and specify a capacity.

      For more information on disk requirements, see Hardware Recommendations.

    13. Click Finish.

  2. Install the guest OS for the AMD application.

    Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux according to the default installation procedure using the kickstart script.

  3. Install the AMD monitoring software.

    Install and configure the Dynatrace monitoring software. For more information, see Installing the AMD Software.

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