Good evening! Would like to set-up a LAB for deployment practice but would like to know if using Mini PC Gigabyte BRIX-Pro would be enough to run CSS, RUM Console and CAS (in one VM) and AMD (another VM) and here's the specifications.
CPU - 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7-4770R 3.90 GHz
RAM - 16GB
DISK - 1TB
Main intention is to know how the process of installation and connecting the AMD to the CAS.
1. Is the software installation will going to be installed?
2. Do we need license for the installation? Or there is a trial version immediately?
Answer by Erik S. ·
For practicing the install and set up, it should work fine, but I would not expect to be able to handle much of a monitoring load at all.
If I recall correctly, on fresh install there is an automatic 30-day trail license applied, but I have not used/tested this myself in years.
Answer by Chris V. ·
Backing up Erik, I often run small VM's for DCRUM labs and testing new releases on my laptop.
I've found AMDs can work down to 4GB of RAM and ~20GB disk (thin provisioned, much less is used, but the installer needs to see a certain amount to proceed), less than that and they won't run at all. Add 'tcpreplay' to the OS and you can play back packet capture files to produce some traffic for the AMD without needing a connection to a real network.
A Windows/SQL Server/CAS/RUMC VM is fine with about 8GB of RAM, and ~80GB of disk. Not good for processing or keeping large amounts of data, but for the purposes of testing functionality it'll work fine.