5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 17, 2014 2:14 AM by LadaVarga

    NPM 10.6 hardware requirement

    makecrazy

      Hi

       

      i need hardware requirement for NPM 10.6 server

       

      one server will be of NPM 10.6 and other server is of SQL 2012

       

      need perfect hardware specification to hold NPM (Network Elements = 7500 ) and SQL server for smooth running.

       

       

       

       

       

        • Re: NPM 10.6 hardware requirement
          zackm

          You cannot get perfect hardware specifications as they are generally independent among different environments. There's not really a one-size-fits-all approach, it's more of a general guideline one-size-fits-most scenario.

           

          However, generally speaking this would be a good starting point for you.

           

          Primary Polling Engine (Physical or Virtual)

          Quad Core 3.0Ghz or higher (2 of these preferred)

          64GB RAM

          40GB C:\  (OS)

          120+ GB D:\  (Apps)

          This might be overkill a bit, but I prefer to spend a little extra up front versus having to do a hardware refresh in a year. Just my opinion.

           

          SQL (You can ignore all of the NTA warnings in this doc as it is now a separate DB)

          http://www.solarwinds.com/documentation/Orion/docs/OriondbBestPractices.pdf

           

          I'm sure others will chime in with their recommendations as well. My experience is that, if you have a fixed budget, spend your money on your SQL hardware and spindles as those are generally the source of a bottleneck.

           

          Also, 7,500 elements is doable, but doesn't leave a lot of room for growth in the future. Just know that you might need an additional polling engine down the line.