Minimum Requirements for Avalanche 5.3
The Avalanche management system is comprised of several modules based on a variety of core
services and several optional services. Avalanche is available for installation in two editions:
Avalanche Mobility Center (Avalanche MC) contains all the necessary components to manage both
mobile devices and infrastructure devices. It can be deployed in either a centralized or distributed
model. The Avalanche MC installation process allows you to install components on different servers,
so it is somewhat less automated than that of the Avalanche SE.
Avalanche Site Edition (Avalanche SE) is particularly suitable for smaller organizations that only need
centralized mobile device management. It is lighter weight and designed to install quickly and easily.
Avalanche SE supports multiple consoles, but does not manage infrastructure devices and cannot run
in a distributed model without performing a migration to Avalanche MC.
The Avalanche installation requirements are dependent on the installation type, the configuration
model, and the number of devices to be supported. This paper provides both minimum and
recommended system requirements for the different installation types, along with additional
guidelines for increasing system resources to accommodate larger numbers of devices. The minimum
system requirements allow for the OS, but not for other applications running on the same system.
Performance, speed and system responsiveness will generally improve with additional RAM,
processing power, and higher clock speed.
- Avalanche Site Edition Requirements
- Avalanche Mobility Center Requirements
- Avalanche Console Only Requirements
Avalanche Site Edition Requirements
Avalanche SE includes the Enterprise Server, databases, statistics server, Java Console, Mobile Device
Server, and Web Console all on the same computer. The Mobile Device Server can support up to 5,000
Avalanche Mobility Center Requirements
Installation requirements for Avalanche MC are dependent on the configuration model and the
number of devices to be supported. There are two configuration models for Avalanche MC:
Centralized Model. In a centralized model, all of the Avalanche server modules and services are
installed on a single server. Management consoles can still be used from remote workstations. If
organizational needs change, a centralized installation of Avalanche MC can be reconfigured to a
distributed model by deploying additional Infrastructure and Mobile Device Servers. It is not necessary
to uninstall or reinstall Avalanche.
Distributed Model. In a distributed model, the Avalanche modules and services can be spread over
several servers. These servers can be located side by side in the same server farm, or located across
the enterprise. Some reasons to use a distributed model include, but are not limited to: network
bandwidth, network availability, redundancy, and organization of supported devices.
CENTRALIZED MODEL REQUIREMENTS
When Avalanche MC is installed using a centralized model, the Enterprise Server, databases, statistics
server, Mobile Device Server, Infrastructure Server, Java Console and Web Server are all installed on
the same computer. Each Mobile Device Server can support up to 5,000 devices. Each Infrastructure
Server can support up to 1,000 devices, including access points, switches, and access ports.
DISTRIBUTED MODEL REQUIREMENTS
When Avalanche MC is installed using a distributed model, Mobile Device Servers and Infrastructure
Servers can be installed on different computers. Each Mobile Device Server can support up to 10,000
devices. Each Infrastructure Server can support up to 3,500 devices, including access points, switches,
and access ports.
AVALANCHE CONSOLE ONLY REQUIREMENTS
The Java Console is included with the other installation options, but the standalone installer allows
you to install additional remote Consoles. The Console is used with Avalanche MC and Avalanche SE.