2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 16, 2014 12:48 PM by cobrien

    Virtualizing Solarwinds Server

    gerstnc

      We're migrating our SW server to a virtual appliance. Does anyone have any gotchas or caveats from having done this before? Specifically the question has come up whether or not NTA will function normally on a VM.

        • Re: Virtualizing Solarwinds Server
          donprice

          NTA is fine as a VM, but ensure that your databases for NTA and NPM do not live on the same SQL Server instance--in fact, we go as far as to keep the two databases off of the same cluster. Good luck!

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          • Re: Virtualizing Solarwinds Server
            cobrien

            NTA is fine on a VM and indeed is tested in a virtualized environment.  Pay special attention to IOPs for your flow database (SQL up to 3.11, then FSDB for all later versions).  You'll have to ensure the potentially significant IOP demand is fully covered, as you would with any database server.