This topic assumes you want to dedicate a separate server to Intermapper Data Center, including Intermapper Database, Intermapper Reports, and Intermapper Authentication Server modules. This server won't be doing any network monitoring. Multiple Intermapper servers connect to single instances of Intermapper Database, Intermapper Reports, and Intermapper Authentication Server modules running on this central server.
Installing Intermapper Data Center
For Mac OS X and Windows systems, Intermapper Data Center comes bundled with Intermapper when you install Intermapper you automatically install the modules that comprise Intermapper Data Center.
To install Intermapper Data Center on the central server, download and install Intermapper following normal installation procedures. Intermapper Data Center modules are installed as part of this process.
Because this instance of Intermapper server doesn't monitor a network, there are no maps, so you don't need an Intermapper license. You can remove the startup of Intermapper Server from the system startup script if you wish.
Using Intermapper Data Center on a Virtual Server
A central installation of Intermapper Data Center lends itself to use of a high performance, high capacity virtual server in the enterprise data center. This gives you the flexibility to add CPU and disk resources as necessary. To optimize performance, choose higher performance SAS disk storage, rather than less expensive SATA drives.