So I'm having SAM monitor SQL on the db server that is running the Solarwinds database. It's been up for a few days, and we have a few servers/switches in there.
2 virtual servers. Each has 8gb ram, and 2 cores. 1 server is Server 2008 R2 with SQL 2008. The other is running NPM, NCM, NTA, and SAM, all using the database server. Also running Server 2008 R2.
The servers seem to be within spec, especially with only a few nodes. Here is a picture of my full scans\sec graph