Information Technology Policies and Standards

Title
Servers
Type
Standard
Related Policy
IT Procurement Policy
Category
Hardware/Software
Status
Superseded
Approved
07/07/2005
Revised
09/07/2006
To Be Reviewed
09/04/2008
Scope
Applies to City procurements of multi-user, production servers. Servers managed by ISD and/or resident in ISD-managed facilities must conform to the more restrictive items below. Vendor-maintained servers used in process control applications are not subject to these standards.
Standard
ComponentMinimum Standard
CPU
  • Intel (Pentium 4, Xeon, Xeon MP, Itanium 2)
  • AMD (Opteron, Athlon MP)
  • Sun (UltraSPARC III or higher or UltraSPARC T1 or higher)
  • HP PA-RISC (PA-8800 or higher)
  • IBM POWER (POWER5 or PowerPC 970 or higher)
  • (processor speed workload-dependent)
Memory
  • 1GB minimum
Cache
  • 512KB minimum
Disk Configuration/Fault Tolerance
  • SCSI, FibreChannel, ATA/IDE (conditional)
  • Operating System: local, hardware RAID (level may vary by platform)
  • Data: local, hardware RAID (1, 1E, 5, 5E, 1+0)
  • SAN attach (ISD resident only)
  • Hot -swapable with on-board spare as necessary
Power
  • Redundant, UPS required if not ISD resident
Network Interface Card(s)
  • Ethernet 100baseTX, 1000baseTX
Monitor
  • Required if not ISD resident, 15" minimum
Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4 or higher
  • Novell/SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 or higher
  • Novell NetWare 6.x
  • Sun Solaris 9 or higher
  • HP-UX 11iV2/11.23 or higher
  • IBM AIX 5L 5.3 or higher
Backup
  • Tivoli Storage Manager, Legato Networker, Symantec Backup Exec (ISD managed)
Virus Protection
  • Trend Micro (Windows, NetWare)
System Management
  • IBM (Tivoli) Director (ISD managed Intel/AMD only)
Maintenance
  • 3 years
  • 24 hour x 7 day support
  • 4 hour on-site response
  • parts and labor included
Additional Hardware Requirements
  • RAID controller(s)
  • Rack-mountable rails (ISD resident only)
  • Available slots for future expansion
  • Additional disk controller(s) (some database server configurations)
Preferred Platforms
  • IBM eServer xSeries
  • Dell PowerEdge
  • HP ProLiant
  • Sun SunFire V, E, or T series
  • HP 9000 rp series
  • IBM eServer pSeries/p5
Rationale
Specifying server standards enables the City to realize economies of scale in expending the resources necessary to support a large number of servers.

Contact: Dan T. Jones, (505) 768-2955