If you wanted to you could install the products on seperate servers, but this would use seperate databases. You could integrarte everything into a single console but this would not end up looking like the Orion demo above. Note that not all modules can be split off onto seperate servers/databases (eg NTA) but APM, IPAM and NCM can. IVIM is not a module: its the virtualization part of Orion.
NCM 7.0 will use a seperate database but when installed on the Orion server it is fully integrated. See: "Installing or Upgrading to Orion NCM version 7.0"
On the SQL server: please ensure you configure this as per SQL best practices. Don't let SQL grab all available RAM for example. Please also see the PDF below, "Managing Orion Performance"
- A short discussion of Orion and SQL
- Measuring and monitoring SQL
- Optimizing SQL for the Orion environment
- RAID choices RAMDisk, SSD, drive types, memory management
- Orion server performance
- Additional resources