Ignite System Requirements

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer (formerly Confio Ignite) System Requirements

A single Database Performance Analyzer installation can simultaneously monitor both database instances (Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, Sybase), physical hardware, and virtual hardware. There are two choices for download, depending on the type of server that Database Performance Analyzer will be installed on: Windows or UNIX/Linux. For each, a single download and packaged installation sets everything up, so you are running in minutes. 

Server Running SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer (formerly Confio Ignite) Software

  • Database Performance Analyzer can be installed on almost any Windows, Unix or Linux server, either physical or virtual. It only needs an operating system that can support Java JRE 1.5 or higher. Repository hardware and configuration must meet minimum requirements as shown below.
# Number of monitored databasesMinimum # of CPURAM
<20 1 1 GB
20-50 2 2 GB
51-200 4 4 GB

Database Performance Analyzer Repository Server:

  • An Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server instance is utilized by Database Performance Analyzer to collect and process data from monitored servers.  A dedicated instance is not required, but it cannot be the "monitored" instance. The data collection server is defined as the Database Performance Analyzer Repository server, and the requirements are listed below.
  • Database Performance Analyzer Repository requires either:
    • Oracle 8.1.7 or higher (8i, 9i, 10g, 11g)
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 SP3 or higher (2000, 2005, 2008, 2012)
  • "Express" editions of both Oracle and SQL Server can hold a repository but will likely run out of space due to the 4GB limitations.
  • Do not put the repository into an instance that will be monitored. Doing so will affect the performance of that instance.
  • Installation requires access to a DBA (Oracle) or Sysadmin (MSSQL) user for the install which will hold the repository.
  • Repository hardware and configuration must meet minimum requirements as shown below.
# Number of monitored databasesRepository Minimum # of CPURAM
1 1 512 MB
up to 5 2 1 GB
5-200 4 4 GB

Free Disk Space in Repository Instance: varies with number of monitored database instances and level of activity on each:

Monitored Database ActivityRepository Disk Space per Monitored DB
Light 1 GB to 3 GB
Medium 3 GB to 5 GB
Heavy 5 GB to 10 GB
Minimum Oracle Parameters
db_block_buffers (or db_cache_size) Note that this is a critical parameter. >100 Mb per monitored database
shared_pool_size >50 MB
sort_area_size >4 MB
log_buffer >1 MB
session_cached_cursors >10
Redo Log Size (select min(bytes) from v$log) >10 MB
Minimum SQL Server Configuration Parameters
Minimum Server Memory If monitoring more than 10 instances, increase by 20 MB per additional monitored instance 1 GB

Client Browser

  • Google Chrome 8.0 and higher
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 and higher
  • Firefox 3 and higher

Monitored Databases

These requirements apply to monitored database instances, hosted on either physical or virtual servers. 

Oracle Monitored Databases:

  • SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer for Oracle (formerly Confio Ignite) supports monitoring of Oracle 8.1.7 and higher (8i, 9i, 10g,11g) 
    • SYS user privileges are required for initial setup
  • The server holding Database Performance Analyzer for Oracle must be able to connect to the monitored Oracle server

SQL Server Monitored Databases:

  • SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer for SQL Server (formerly Confio Ignite) supports monitoring of SQL Server 2000 SP3 and higher ( 2000, 2005, 2008, 2012)
  • SYSADMIN privileges are required to setup Database Performance Analyzer for SQL Server
  • The server holding Database Performance Analyzer for SQL Server must be able to connect to the monitored MSSQL server.

Sybase ASE Monitored Databases:

  • SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer for Sybase (formerly Confio Ignite) supports monitoring of ASE 12.5.0.3 and higher.
  • SA_ROLE privileges are required to setup Database Performance Analyzer for Sybase
  • The server holding Database Performance Analyzer for Sybase must be able to connect to the monitored Sybase server.

DB2 Monitored Databases:

  • SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer for DB2 (formerly Confio Ignite) supports monitoring of DB2 UDB 8.1 FixPack 13 to 10.1 
  • SYSADM privileges are required to setup Database Performance Analyzer for DB2
  • The server holding Database Performance Analyzer for DB2 must be able to connect to the monitored DB2 server.

VMware Monitoring

These requirements apply to monitoring of the vCenter server for use with SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer VM Option for VMware Database Performance (formerly Confio Ignite).  

VMware vCenter Servers:

Confio supports connections to ESX/ESXi and/or vCenter.  vCenter is not required, but highly recommended.

  • VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0 and higher
  • VMware vCenter 4.0 and higher 
  • Database Performance Analyzer VM Option installs on any Windows, Linux, or UNIX server with Java JRE 1.5 or higher
  • One time entry of a read-only VMware password will be required. Password is not visible to Database Performance Analyzer VM Option users.