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Core server requirements for pure distributed model installation

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We are implementing a core and failover unit at our aggregation point which will only receive information from remote probes out in our school districts. Each school will have a single NetFlow sensor and anywhere from 50 to 2500 sensors (mainly on the smaller end) being monitored by their probe.

Question#1: How many sensors would our core be limited to for this scenario?

Question#2: When purchasing hardware for our core server(s), should we lean towards more RAM or more processing power or a balance of both?

Question#3: Is there any advantage for performance with any specific RAID level on the core server?

core hardware prtg raid server specifications

Created on Apr 20, 2011 9:14:34 PM by  Brian Garey (0) 1



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Hello,

1. Usually the total limit for one single PRTG instance is around 20,000 sensors, where these are mostly "resource - friendly" sensors, as PING and SNMP Sensors.

2. A balance of good CPU and RAM power would be our recommendation.

3. Disk-I/O is not as important as CPU & RAM resources for PRTG, so there is no need to establish an explicit RAID only for PRTG.

best regards.

Created on Apr 26, 2011 11:50:06 AM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



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