Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 Support Matrix

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Minimum recommended hardware for OpenManage Essentials

Table 1. Minimum recommended hardwareFollowing are the minimum recommended hardware for OpenManage Essentials:
Minimum recommended hardware Large deploymentsLarge deployments Large deployments Medium deployments [a] Small deployments [a]
Number of devices

Up to 8000

Up to 5500

Up to 2000

Up to 500

Up to 100

Type of system

Physical machines / Virtual machines

Physical machines / Virtual machines

Physical machines / Virtual machines

Physical machines / Virtual machines

Physical machines / Virtual machines

RAM16 GB8 GB8 GB6 GB6 GB
Processor cores1688 42
Database

SQL Enterprise or Standard

SQL Enterprise or Standard

SQL Enterprise or Standard

SQL Express

SQL Express

Database location

Remote [b]

Remote [b]

Remote [b]

Local

Local

Database size14 GB10 GB6 GB2 GB1 GB
Free space on hard drive30 GB20 GB10 GB10 GB10 GB

[a] If you are not using SQL Express, limit the maximum memory to 2 GB less than the total system memory and disable SQL analysis and report services.

[b] Install the remote database on a system that supports the minimum recommended hardware for OpenManage Essentials.

NOTE: Before upgrading to OpenManage Essentials version 2.5, ensure that the system is configured with SQL Server Enterprise or Standard edition, 8 GB RAM and 8 cores processor when configuration deployment and compliance features are used.
NOTE: The recommended minimum hardware requirements for OpenManage Essentials on a domain controller are 8 GB RAM, 8 cores processor, and a remote database.
NOTE: If Dell EMC SupportAssist Enterprise is installed along with OpenManage Essentials, you require 2 GB RAM and 2 cores in addition to the minimum requirements described in the previous table. If you are using SQL Server Standard or Enterprise Editions, the maximum SQL Server memory must be configured within SQL Server to prevent it from using the entire system memory. It is recommended that you use a maximum of 4 GB for a 6 GB RAM.

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