03.00.00 - Requirements - Teradata Database on VMware

Teradata Database on VMware Developer Tier Getting Started Guide

prodname
Teradata Database on VMware
vrm_release
03.00.00
created_date
June 2017
category
Configuration
Installation
featnum
B035-5938-047K

The minimum requirements for hardware, Teradata software, and virtualization software are described in the table below.

Requirements
Component Minimum Requirements (unless noted)
Developer Tier
  • Maximum Node Count: 2
  • System Concurrency Limit: 2
  • AMPs/vNode: 3
  • Maximum Database Size: 6 TB
vCPU
  • Teradata Database (TPA): 1 to 2
  • Teradata Viewpoint: 1
  • Data Stream Controller: 4
Memory
  • Teradata Database (TPA): 8 GiB
  • Teradata Viewpoint: 16 GiB
  • Data Stream Controller: 16 GiB
Datastores for database storage Minimum: 1 datastore where the TPA is deployed on the same datastore. Maximum: 2 datastores where the TPA and Teradata Viewpoint are deployed on different datastores.

For the TPA VM, all database virtual disks are created on the same datastore.

Datastore formatting VMFS 5 file system
Datastore space for template deployment Total size of all drives in each image:
  • Teradata Database (TPA): 200 GB
  • Teradata Viewpoint: 450 GB
  • Data Stream Controller: 500 GB
RAID RAID-1 LUNs recommended.
Server Dell PowerEdge R720xd/R730xd, or an HP Gen9 or similar system.

Hyper-threading (HT) must be enabled.

Network
  • BYNET: Two 10 GB networks to support redundancy
  • DSC: 10 GB separate network
VM deployment sizes
  • Teradata Database (TPA): 187 GB (200 GiB)
  • Teradata Viewpoint: 443 GB
  • Data Stream Controller: 487 GB
VMware ESXi ESXi 5.5 release 2 and later
VMware licensing A full VMware vSphere 6.0 license or VMware vSphere Essentials 6.0 license for at least one physical CPU (unlimited cores per CPU)
VMware vCenter vCenter 5.5 release 2 and later
VMware vSphere Client
  • vSphere PowerCLI version 5.5 release 2 and later
  • Server:
    • 64 bit Windows Server 2012 R2
    • 64 bit Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Workstation:
    • 64 bit Windows 8.1
    • 64 bit Windows 7 SP1
VMware vSphere vSwitches One vSphere standard vSwitch for public network.
One extra vSphere standard vSwitch for DSC network.
PowerCLI
  • PowerCLI 5.5 and later
  • Windows .Net Framework 4.5
  • Windows PowerShell 4 and later
  • Requires either a Windows workstation or laptop to run PowerCLI against the vCenter