The following software and hardware configuration was used in conducting the SAM 9.1 benchmarking:

Table 1. Service Assurance Manager benchmarking hardware


Operating system

CPU quantity

CPU Model


PowerEdge R310 - Dell

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.8


Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X3450 @ 2.67GHz

16 GB

The following three setups were used to deploy the Service Assurance Manager components and domain manager.