System requirements for System Center 2016 - Service Manager

Applies To: System Center 2016 - Service Manager

The article describes general performance and scalability guidance for System Center 2016 - Service Manager and recommends hardware configurations for a variety of workloads. Because System Center 2016 is built to be flexible and scalable, the hardware requirements for specific scenarios may differ from the guidelines that are presented here.

Capacity limits for Service Manager

Read Configurations for deployment scenarios to learn about the tested capacity limits of Service Manager.

Hardware

System Center 2016 servers Processor (min) Processor (rec) RAM (min) RAM (rec) Hard drive space (min) Hard drive space (rec)
Service Manager Management Server 4-Core 2.66 GHz CPU 4-Core 2.66 GHz CPU 8 GB 8 GB 10 GB 10 GB
Service Manager Database 8-Core 2.66 GHz CPU 8-Core 2.66 GHz CPU 8 GB 32 GB 80 GB 80 GB
Service Manager Data Warehouse Management Server 4-Core 2.66 GHz CPU 4-Core 2.66 GHz CPU 8 GB 16 GB 10 GB 10 GB
Service Manager Data Warehouse Databases 8-Core 2.66 GHz CPU 8-Core 2.66 GHz CPU 8 GB 32 GB 400 GB 400 GB
Service Manager Console 2-Core 2 GHz CPU 2-Core 2 GHz CPU 4 GB 4 GB 10 GB 10 GB
Service Manager Self-Service Portal (standalone) 4-Core 2.66 GHz CPU 8-Core 2.66 GHz CPU 8 GB 16 GB 80 GB 80 GB
Service Manager Self-Service Portal + Secondary Management Server (Recommended) 8-Core 2.66 GHz CPU 8-Core 2.66 GHz CPU 16 GB 32 GB 80 GB 80 GB

Server operating system

The following versions of Windows Server operating system are supported.

System Center component Windows Server 2012 Standard, Datacenter Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, Datacenter Windows Server 2016 Windows Server 2016 (Server with Desktop Experience) Windows Server 2016 Nano Server
Service Manager Management Server
Service Manager Data Warehouse Management Server
Service Manager Database or Data Warehouse Database
Service Manager Self-Service Portal (HTML 5)  

Service Manager has a number of software requirements, depending on the type of component to install. See Software requirements for Service Manager for more information.

Client operating system

The following versions of Windows client operating system are supported for the Service Manager console.

System Center client-side components Windows® 7 Windows® 8 Windows® 8.1 Windows Server® 2008 R2 SP1 Windows Server® 2012 Windows Server® 2012 R2 Standard, Datacenter Windows 10 Enterprise Windows Server® 2016 Standard, Datacenter
Service Manager Console

.Net Versions supported

The following versions of .Net are supported for Service Manager.

System Center 2016 component .NET 3.5 SP1 .NET 4 .NET 4.5 .NET 4.5.1 .NET 4.5.2 .NET 4.6
Service Manager Management Server
Service Manager Data Warehouse Management Server
Service Manager console
Service Manager Self-Service Portal  

PowerShell Versions supported

The following versions of PowerShell are supported for Service Manager.

System Center Component Windows PowerShell 2.0 Windows PowerShell 3.0 Windows PowerShell 4.0 Windows PowerShell 5.0
Service Manager Console
Service Manager Management Server
Service Manager Data Warehouse Management Server

Supported coexistence

To help simplify upgrades, you can use the following Service Manager 2016 connectors with System Center 2012 R2 components.

  • System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine manager
  • System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator
  • System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
  • System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager (including SCCM 1511, 1602 and 1606)

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