Suggested Hardware for Distributed Installations

The following describes hardware examples for distributed installations. We base these suggestions on average Redcell Synergy use on your managed network. These suggestions include an indication for, Number of Users, Number of devices managed, Traffic Flow Analysis (TFA), Performance Management (PM) and Event Management (EM) as the most demanding elements

Distributed installations consist of separate servers for separate functions within Redcell Synergy. Web Server (WS), Application Server (AS), Mediation Server (MS) and Database server (DB) are on separate hosts. The RAM, CPU and hard drive (HD) sizes for these are indicated below.

Redcell Synergy Use

Web Server (WS)

Application Server (AS)

Mediation Server (MS)

Database Server (DB)

Memory Allocation (Changes to default heap settings)

 

RAM (GB)

CPU

HD (GB)

RAM (GB)

CPU

HD (GB)

RAM (GB)

CPU

HD (GB)

RAM (GB)

CPU

HD

WS (GB)

AS (GB)

MS (GB)

DB (GB)

10 users

500 devices

TFA 1 PM4 EM5

4

Dual Core

40

4

Dual Core

40

4

Dual Core

40

4

Dual Core

1x 200 GB 7200RPM

2

3

3

3

50 users 1000 Devices
TFA 2 PM4 EM5

8

Quad Core

40

8

Quad Core

40

6

Dual Core

40

8

Quad Core

2x100GB 10K RPM RAID 0 or better striping or SSD

6

6

4

6

150 users 5000 Devices

TFA3 PM4 EM5

 

16+

8 core

40

16+

8 core

40

6

5 x Dual Core 6

40

16+

8 core

High Perf Disk Array 4 x 100GB 10K RPM or better. RAID 0 or better or SSD

14

14

4

14

1 <2Mbs Internet egress and a 1:1000 sample rate.

2 <10Gbs Internet egress and a 1:1000 sample rate

3 <200 Gbs Internet egress and a 1:1000 sample rate.

4 PM can support 600 inserts per second using a single disk (SSD) Drive. 1 insert = 1 monitored attribute. Expect better perfor­mance as you add more drives (and worse performance with slower drives).

5 EM can support a sustained 1200 traps /sec using a single (SSD) drive. Expect better performance as you add more drives (and worse performance with slower drives).

6 Mediation recommendations assume managing <1000 devices per host.

For sizing recommendations about larger installations than this chart covers, contact your sales representative.

For more about larger or highly available (HA) systems, see Clustering.