I am preparing to install an additional polling engine for our NPM 9.1 SP4 environment. Currently we have an installation of NPM SLX with an external SQL 2005 database. Initially I was prepared to install the engine at a remote site. I was told it should be close to the SQL database. Is there any documentation/best practice/recommendation I can look over? Does anyone have advice or an experience to inform? Thanks.
As far as I understand, Solarinds does not recommend installation of an additional poller remotely. That said I know from a number of forum posts that it has been done.
How many elements are you intending to monitor from the remote site and over what bandwidth/latency?
We run one of our additional pollers remotely (5000 elements). However it's in another data center connected via gigabit layer2 links - which can't really be classed as remote.