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Technically, yes, you may install Proactive Motoring for PowerCenter (PMPC) on the same server as PowerCenter.
The recommendation not to do so was based on two ideas:
1. PMPC contributes significantly to system resource usage statistics (cpu, memory, disk space etc). If these are monitored, then this has to be taken into consideration. (I.e, PMPC contributes a lot to the very thing it is measuring).
2. PMPC is not a light-weight process. See install guide for recommended system resources (16 GB RAM, 4 cpu etc). A server with available system resources below the recommended leads to poor performance and even frequent crashes.
The upshot is, if you have a server that can handle the load, and are cognizant of the fact that cpu, memory etc stats are skewed, then PMC is usable of a shared server. This is especially so in a non-production situation.
3. Be careful not to overlap PMPC ports with those of another product on the same server. See KB 485049 for default PMPC ports.
Thanks Eric. Appreciate it.