4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 17, 2019 3:39 AM by mesverrum

    NTA SQL Server Questions

    kange0010

      Hey y`all,

      I'm not that good at math but I'm trying to setup a Server on VM and would like to know how much storage I would need for my NTA SQL Server if I ran about 100 devices?  According to the requirements located here:

       

      https://support.solarwinds.com/Success_Center/Netflow_Traffic_Analyzer_(NTA)/What_are_the_requirements_for_NTA_4.x

       

      •NTA Flow Storage Database:

      ◦Quad core 3GHz processor or better

      ◦16GB of RAM. To ensure optimal performance, RAM should be increased as the database size increases

      ◦20GB of storage capacity on a 7200 rpm local NTFS disk

      ◦8GB for every sustained 1000 flows/s with 30-days retention period

      ◦64-bit Windows Server 2003 SP2 or newer

       

      Note: Itanium-based servers are not supported.

      ◦NTFS Required ◦Raid 0 or 1+0 supported.

       

      •RAM: ◦Evaluation - 8 GB

      ◦Production - 16-128 GB

       

      It states specifically:

      ◦20GB of storage capacity on a 7200 rpm local NTFS disk

      ◦8GB for every sustained 1000 flows/s with 30-days retention period

       

      So does this mean initially I need at least 20GB of storage + 8GB for every 1000 flows/s?  and if so, how many more storage would I need for 100 devices?  If this depends on how much flows I have then to be on the safe side let's say the flows are above average.  Anyone's input will be greatly appreciated.