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PSM Server Requirements


The following tables list the recommended minimum software and typical hardware requirements for a PSM server.

The PSM server supports a maximum of 10 clients (any combination of PSM clients and proNX Service Manager Dashboard clients).

Software Requirements

Table 1: PSM Server Software Requirements


Minimum Requirement

Operating system

Red Hat (CentOS) Linux, 64-bit, RHEL/CentOS 6 (6.3 or later), or RHEL/CentOS 7 (7.1 or later)

Juniper Networks provides a setup script to help configure the OS and the installed packages to support the PSM server application. This script is included in the PSM ISO image.

Java Development Kit

OpenJDK Version 8 latest update

Hardware Requirements

PSM server hardware requirements depend on the number of clients, the number and type of network elements supported, and any special requirements imposed by enabled features (for example, historical PMs). Table 2 shows the specifications that all PSM servers must have. Table 3 shows the typical PSM server configurations.

Table 2: PSM Server Mandatory Specifications




Intel 64-bit


DDR3, 1066MHz or faster

Hard Disk

SAS, 7k or faster

Network Interface Cards

Dedicated 1GbE PCIe Cards (Intel preferred) + 1GbE port on motherboard


1 x hardware-based RAID 1 card with a battery-backed write cache

Integrated Lights Out Management

1 x dedicated IPMI 2.0 compatible BMC

Media Installation

1 x DVD +/- RW Drive

Table 3: PSM Server Typical Configurations

Number of cores

Amount of RAM

Hard disk capacity

Ethernet (PCIe)



2 x 1TB

2 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet



4 x 1TB

2 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet



8 x 1TB

4 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet



16 x 1TB

4 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet

In general, any server that is sized to meet your requirements can be used. Contact your Juniper Networks representative to confirm the server hardware requirements that will satisfy your particular needs.

Network Element Limitations

The BTI7800 Series network element can be managed by a maximum of two PSM servers only.