Preparing for installation
Analytics data is stored in a mySQL database. Like any database server, compute speed, memory usage, and disk speed are of the utmost importance for the Analytics server. The installation is performed on a single server that should have adequate CPU, memory, and disk resources. For Enterprise customers, your Zenoss Professional Services architect will put together a specific sizing for your needs as we currently understand it, which also allows for future anticipate growth of the data warehouse.
In all scenarios, Zenoss recommends the Analytics server be provisioned as a VM if possible to allow flexible re-scaling of CPU and memory resource on an ongoing basis. Storage should be provisioned to be extensible as well. This server is a stand-alone server and should be dedicated to the installation of Analytics. No 3rd party software other than the OS should be running on the server other than the external dependencies explicitly listed by this document. In particular, anti-virus software is known to significantly interfere with the speed of all database systems, and Analytics is no exception. Please audit your OS environment to check for and disable such 3rd party software before starting the installation procedure that follows.