4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 23, 2009 2:48 PM by abchurch

    Server spec help



      We have ordered the follwoing for 12-15k of elements:


      1 x SolarWinds Orion SLX (unlimited nodes/elements)




      1 x SolarWinds additional polling Engine


      We are now buying 2 servers, can you recommend what server specs each should be?  We will be putting SQL 2005 on the Orion server.



        • Re: Server spec help

          So no additional modules or do you plan to add any in the future so we can recommend for future growth.  Also we recommend that you do not put SQL on the same box as Orion, SQL can be quite intensive and a memory hog

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              We only have the 2 servers to use here.  There will be no extra mods for this, we will poll for stats every 5 minutes and keep data dor 1 year only.

              Can the SQL install go on the polling engine server?

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                  It depends on how you configure SQL, etc.  I would just try it, and he see how it performs.  If it’s slow, you can either modify the polling intervals or move it later.

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                    I am concerned that you will not have the horsepower to monitor that many elements at 5 minute poll cycles with two servers, one of which will be the SQL back end.

                    However, as you probably do not have much choice, I would recommend adjusting your settings, offloading as much work onto the 01 box as possible, and go from there.

                    Some suggestions:

                    set poll cycle for performance metrics at 10 minutes
                    run 64-bit operating system, 64-bit SQL
                    the fastest disks you can get your hands on
                    the fastest procs (not the most cores, the highest Ghz) you can get your hands on
                    be aware your webserver will be on the primary poller, can affect performance