4 Replies Latest reply on May 9, 2018 12:49 AM by dhinagar_j

    Additional Polling Engine consideration for SAM,NPM,NTA Together

    dhinagar_j

      Dear Solarwinds Experts,

       

      I am confused with the documentation,, need you help to correct my understanding

       

      W.r.t APE consideration for solarwinds,, In a scenario when
      I have to monitor 12k network elements(NPM) & 10k server components(SAM) alongwith 50k Flows per second(NTA),

       

       

       

      Do I need 1 APE or i need 3 APE:

       

       

      Documentation states that

       

      • Single APE can monitor upto 12K elements for NPM
      • Single APE can monitor upto 10k components for
        SAM
      • Single APE can accommodate 50k FPS
        • Re: Additional Polling Engine consideration for SAM,NPM,NTA Together
          Vinay BY

          I am assuming you already have a primary poller and in addition to the same you want to build a APE to handle additional infra monitoring.

           

          What the documentation states is the best practices, what they are trying to convey here is a single solarwinds server (APE in your case can handle 12K elements for NPM + upto 10K component monitors for SAM + 50K FPS for NTA , if you cross the stated limits then you would face performance issues on your SolarWinds box - Please note: if you are going with max cap as mentioned above your server sizing should be as per the documentation)

           

          You can use a single APE for the above requirement and it would still work - 12K NPM + 10K SAM + 50 FPS NTA, but I wouldn't recommend a regression testing on SolarWinds though , if you are good with licensing cost then i would suggest you to go with 2 APE's for the above requirement to divide the load on SolarWinds accordingly.

           

           

          APE is majorly used for 2 reasons:

          1. Load balancing - as in to reduce the load on SolarWinds Servers for monitoring (for example: if you have 12K elements split it 5K on Primary Poller and 7K on APE)

          2. Secondly, it could be used as for region based monitoring or for secure zone like DMZ (you could place an APE on different regions to monitor devices under those regions or as mentioned in a secure zone like DMZ)

           

          Hope it helps

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          • Re: Additional Polling Engine consideration for SAM,NPM,NTA Together
            ecklerwr1

            I've always thought it was 10-12k elements per APE.  That's how I run them.

            • Re: Additional Polling Engine consideration for SAM,NPM,NTA Together
              Vinay BY

              ecklerwr1 - perfect   totally agree with you on that, we keep it between 8-10K as we consume few traps and syslog messages as well.