We have installed following modules
NPM for ~1300 Elements,/~4000(~1300up, ~2700down) interfaces on Machine-A(Vm of Hyper-v)
SRM for ~200 elements on Machine-A(vm of Hyper-v)
Virtual Mangr ~2 Hosts on Machine-A (Vm of Hyper-v)
Infrastructure is about 150 switches, ~1300 end points, ~4000-6000 interfaces (up, down, Active, unplug), 2 hypervisors, 20 servers, 2-5 dhcp, 1 dns...etc
Guest installed in Hyper-v.
Windows server2012 R2
Intel xenon 2.4 cpu
Guest installed in Hyper-v
Window server 2012 R2
Intel xenon 2.4 cpu
Ram 32 gb
Apps installed: SQL standard for primary polling engine
Now we want to install following additional modules.
NCM for ~200 devices
NTA for ~1300 devices, 2 applications
IPAM for ~1500 IPs
Please give me an advice for a healthy installation. Some sources said that NTA is heavy loader, some said installing in vm is not a good choice. Iam confuse in this all.
I'd assume that the concern for NTA install as a VM was based on the bandwidth requirements, however NTA isn't super bandwidth heavy. You will need a third server, though, for NTA's dedicated flow storage database. We've run our 3 servers (with a similar scope) as a VM with no problems. In fact, we use a shared SQL database, as opposed to a dedicated one, so you've got us there.
If you look at some of the installation documents ( NTA Installation - SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. Help and Support for example) you'll see their recommendations for a separate flow storage server.
If you are concerned about bandwidth/resource utilization, I would suggest slowly ramping into your NTA deployment - don't add every node all at once, and if it starts eating up more resources than you expected, you can always investigate a physical server alternative while maintaining a working VM.
EDIT: I'd like to also state that I have nearly all of the same modules - NPM, NCM, IPAM, NTA, and VNQM - with slightly less resources per machine than you (and about the same amount of nodes/elements) and working fine with no bandwidth or resource concerns.
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