13 Replies Latest reply on Feb 25, 2010 3:32 AM by savell

    Real world data wanted!! How is your Orion server performing?

    borgan

      I posted this question some time back in this forum, and I thought it would be interesting to get some updated information from Orion users.

      I am interested in knowing how well your production Orion server (or servers) is performing in your network environment. Specifically, I want to know the following data for each polling server you have:

             

      Server OS

      Server CPU type, number and speed

      Server RAM

      Number of nodes

      Number of interfaces

      Total elements

      Other SolarWinds modules running?

      SQL DB local or remote?

      Polls per second for ICMP and SNMP

      Polling intervals other than default?

      Typical CPU Load and % RAM used

      As Orion NPM changes and becomes even more sophisticated, I am very interested in this kind of real world data.

      Your responses need not contain any proprietary information and will be greatly appreciated.

        • Re: Real world data wanted!! How is your Orion server performing?
          njoylif

          Server OS - All servers: Win2008 server 64-bit on VMWare
                           DB - SQL2008 64bit dual proc 16GB RAM, Compellant SAN connected
                           NPM/NF/IPAM/IPSLA - dual proc, 4GB RAM                 
                           NPM addt'l PE/IPSLA   x3 - single proc, 4GB RAM
                           Addt'l Web srv   x2 load balanced - single proc 2GB RAM

          Number of nodes
                           562


          Number of interfaces
                           9615


          Total elements
                           10241


          Total Pollers
                           19925


          Polls per second for ICMP and SNMP
                           avg 110/50


          Polling intervals other than default? 
                           120sec/5min


          Typical CPU Load and % RAM used
                        25%cpu / 75% mem used on SQL (set for that).
                        30%cpu /  60% on NPM
                        40%cpu /  40% on addt'l PE
                        30%cpu /  75% on addt'l Web servers


          Poller Completion
                        currently running ~99.4% or better on all engines

          we haven't implemented IPSLA or IPAM yet, just finished eval and purchased. 
          Also just added an additional poller for IPSLA load anticipated.

          • Re: Real world data wanted!! How is your Orion server performing?

            Server OS:
            Windows Server 2008 R2


            Server CPU type, number and speed:
            Qty 2 Intel Xeon 3.00Ghz


            Server RAM:
            10GB


            Number of nodes:
            1251


            Number of interfaces:
            3058


            Number of volumes:
            914


            Total elements:
            5223


            Other SolarWinds modules running?
            APM 100 license
            IPAM unlimited
            NCM


            SQL DB local or remote?
            local, unfortunately


            Polls per second for ICMP and SNMP:
            ICMP = 30
            SNMP = 30


            Polling intervals other than default?
            95% set at default 


            Typical CPU Load and % RAM used:
            CPU averages about 40%
            RAM 99% due to SQL


            I am in the process of replacing this box with a dedicated web server and dedicated SQL server because Orion is very slow with our current configuration. The current server is a Dell Blade with 2 mirrored hard disks running NPM, NCM, APM, IPAM and SQL.

            • Re: Real world data wanted!! How is your Orion server performing?
              gbutler

              Server OS: Windows Server 2008

              Server CPU Type/Num/Speed: Xeon/2/2.67 GHz

              RAM: 12

              Num Nodes: 1556

              Num Interfaces: 3734

              Total Elements: 6493

              Other Solarwinds modules Running: NCM, APM, NetFlow

              SQL DB Local or Remote: Remote

              Poles per second ICMP and SNMP: 50/51 (outstanding will typically runin the 100s, currently at 300).

              Polling intervals other then the default: Not sure what u are asking here. Are you asking if we have some monitors with intervals less/ greater then the default 300 Seconds? 

              Typical CPU/RAM used - 20%/45%

              • Re: Real world data wanted!! How is your Orion server performing?
                Congo

                I have an SLX machine running the website, APM, and  IP SLA. Windows 2003 64x, this is a 2x Quadcore w/ 16gb of ram. Bit of an overkill. It polls 3000 elements, ~40 IP SLA, 1190 APMs, ~200 UnDPs, and a LOT of traps. PPS[35 ICMP | 30 SNMP] AvgCPU:9% AvgMEM:17%

                Next I have a poller on hardware, 1x Quadcore w/ 8gb of ram. Windows 2003 64x. It polls 3 nodes, but totals 11,518 elements across those 3 nodes. PPS[95 ICMP | 55 SNMP] AvgCPU:10% AvgMEM20%

                Last poller is a virtual machine, we give it 2x 3.ghz cores and 2gb of ram. Windows 2003 64x. It polls 10482 elements. PPS[90 ICMP | 100 SNMP] AvgCPU:11% AvgMEM:24%

                Our DB server is physical hardware. 2x Quadcore w/ 16gb of ram. 6x 146gb 15k rpm in (unfortunately) Raid 6. 64x OS and 64x SQL. AvgCPU:12% AvgMEM:95%

                These devices are all Dell2950's (ESX cluster included) running in the same LAN segment.

                For polling the default is 300s/300s/300s with a rediscovery of 1440 minutes. However, many devices and interfaces are more critical and set to 120s instead.

                Statistics are similar, 10m/9m/15m although many interfaces collect every minute.

                Retention is 35d/35d/365d/30d. I do the 35d retention on detailed statistics for monthly 95th percentile compositions.

                • Re: Real world data wanted!! How is your Orion server performing?
                  ecklerwr1

                  Server OS

                  2k3 R2 Ent SP2

                  Server CPU type, number and speed

                  Xeon X5355 @ 2.66 Edit (8 cores total)

                  Server RAM

                  16G

                  Network Elements 28 Nodes, 154 Interfaces, 8 Volumes, 190 Total Elements
                  Running Since 2/21/2010 7:31:07 AM
                  Polling Completion 99.35%
                  Operating System Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition
                  Service Pack 2.0
                  Package Orion NPM v9 SL500
                  Other SolarWinds modules running?

                  NTA3.6

                  SQL DB local or remote?

                  local

                  Elements190
                  Network Node Elements28
                  Interface Elements154
                  Volume Elements8
                  Date Time2/24/2010 11:36:10 AM
                  PausedFalse
                  ICMP Status Polling Index190 out of 190
                  SNMP Status Polling Index148 out of 190
                  ICMP Status Polls per second0
                  SNMP Status Polls per second30
                  Max Status Polls Per Second30
                  DNS Outstanding0
                  ICMP Outstanding1
                  SNMP Outstanding57
                  ICMP Statistic Polling Index371 out of 371
                  SNMP Statistic Polling Index371 out of 371
                  ICMP Statistic Polls per second0.5
                  SNMP Statistic Polls per second0
                  Max Statistic Polls Per Second30

                  Polling intervals other than default?

                  default

                  Typical CPU Load and % RAM used

                  CPU cores usually below 5%

                  C:\ Label:System ecbd90e5 22.307 GB  16.151 GB  72 %
                   
                  D:\ Label:Apps 6cbe99ff 123.141 GB  10.05 GB  8 %
                   
                  Virtual Memory 19.061 GB  3.025 GB  16 %
                   
                  Physical Memory 17.179 GB  3.024 GB  18 %
                   

                  • Re: Real world data wanted!! How is your Orion server performing?

                    Two polling servers

                    OS: Windows 2003 Server

                    CPU: 2 - Xeon 3.60GHz

                    RAM: 4GB

                    Nodes: 3,718

                    Interfaces: 5,959

                    Elements: 9,691

                    Other SolarWind modules: None

                    Local or Remote DB: Remote

                    Polls per second: Status = 34 Statistics = 53

                    Polling intervals: 5 Minutes

                    CPU Load: 12%

                    RAM usage: 52%

                    • Re: Real world data wanted!! How is your Orion server performing?
                      byrona

                      Our environment looks something like this though I am guessing at some of the numbers so they may not be exact...

                      Two polling engines with hot-standby, two web servers load balanced, two SQL back end systems (one on standby), and NCM.  Unlimited licensing on everything but NCM which is 500.  Also two copies of Engineers Toolset.

                      We are currently in the process of migrating everything over to Orion as well as supporting a large customer that is growing so the load on our systems below is expected to drastically increase.

                      Server OS

                      Windows 2008 and SQL 2008

                      Server CPU type, number and speed

                      Server 1 = Xeon Dual Proc  Quad Core 2.54Ghz 8Gb Memory

                      Server 2 = Xeon Dual Proc  Quad Core 2.54Ghz 8Gb Memory

                      Server 3 = Xeon Dual Proc  Quad Core 2.54Ghz 8Gb Memory

                      Server 4 = Xeon Dual Proc  Quad Core 2.54Ghz 8Gb Memory

                      Server 5 = Xeon Dual Proc  Quad Core 2.54Ghz 8Gb Memory

                      Server 6 = Xeon Dual Proc  Quad Core 2.54Ghz 16Gb Memory

                      Server 7 = Xeon Dual Proc  Quad Core 2.54Ghz 16Gb Memory

                      Server 8 = Xeon Dual Proc  Quad Core 2.54Ghz 8Gb Memory

                      Number of nodes

                      300 expandable to 1000

                      Number of interfaces

                      2100+

                      Total elements

                      3000 and growing rapidly

                      Other SolarWinds modules running?

                      APM, NPM, NCM, Additional Web (x2), Additionl Polling Engine, Hot Standby Polling Engine

                      SQL DB local or remote?

                      Remote with backup

                      Polls per second for ICMP and SNMP

                      SNMP = 19, ICMP = Varies

                      Polling intervals other than default?

                      Status = 5 Minute, Node = 5 Minute, Interface = 9 Minute, Volume = 15 Minute

                      Typical CPU Load and % RAM used

                      CPU = 5 - 10%, RAM = 25%

                        • Re: Real world data wanted!! How is your Orion server performing?
                          savell

                          Server OS


                          Windows 2005 and SQL 2005


                          Server CPU type, number and speed


                          Database = Xeon 16 Core 2.53Ghz 24Gb Memory, 15k SATA Drives RAID10


                          Pollers (x3) = Xeon 16 Core 2.67Ghz 12Gb Memory


                          Hot-Standby/NCM/Backup Database = Xeon 16 Core 2.53Ghz 24Gb Memory, 15k SATA Drives RAID10


                          Number of Nodes


                          4500


                          Number of interfaces


                          12000


                          Total elements


                          16000


                          Other SolarWinds modules running?


                          APM, NTA, IPSLA, Additional Web


                          Note: Limited Netflow Collection at this point (<15k flows min)


                          SQL DB local or remote?


                          Remote with backup


                          Polls per second for ICMP and SNMP


                          Status Polls/sec = 110, Statistic Polls/sec = 45


                          Polling intervals other than default?


                          Default


                          Typical CPU Load and % RAM used


                          CPU = 5 - 10%, RAM = 20%


                          Running 9.5.1 and current module levels. Performance is very good, all pollers approx 99.4% consistently. Map load time with Network Atlas is the main performance issue at this time (believe improved/resolved in V10).