Virtual environment recommendations
The ETL (Extract, Transform, and Load) import heavily uses the database resources. Software Use Analysis and the database server can be installed in a virtual environment. However, for large deployments that consist of more than 50.000 computers, it is recommended that dedicated hardware is used.
In a virtual environment for medium size deployments that consist of 10.000 - 50.000 computers, it is recommended that dedicated resources are considered for processor, memory, and virtual disk allocation. The virtual disk that is allocated for the VM should be dedicated RAID storage, with dedicated IO bandwidth for that VM. In addition, use a database server that is dedicated to Software Use Analysis and is not shared with IBM Endpoint Manager or other applications. Fine-tuning based on the above mentioned recommendations might be required.
For smaller virtual environments, mileage might vary. Fine-tuning based on the above mentioned recommendations might be required.