Sizing and scalability considerations for Gateway Servers

BMC recommends the following performance guidelines for running Gateway Server. These recommendations are based on the following test environment:

Two 3 GHz Intel Xeon CPUs collecting data from 1000 computers.

Performance guidelines for Gateway Server

Area

Recommendation

Windows
Processor3 GHz Intel Xeon
Memory8 GB

Console disk space

Estimated disk space requirements are:

  • Complete installation: 430 MB (An instance of the Perform Agent is installed by default on the machine along with the Console)
  • Console collection data: 220 GB for each 100 nodes, assuming the recommended 3 months of UDR data retention is kept uncompressed.
  • Vis files: 3 GB for each 100 nodes, assuming the recommended 3 months of vis file retention.
Linux
Processor3 GHz Intel Xeon
Memory8 GB

Console disk space

  • Console installation: 823 MB for full install including agent; 657 MB without agent.
  • Console collection data: 220 GB for each 100 nodes, assuming the recommended 3 months of UDR data retention is kept uncompressed.
  • Vis files: 3 GB for each 100 nodes, assuming the recommended 3 months of vis file retention.

Note: When you install Perform Agent, the installation wizard prompts you for the name of the directory that will be the repository for the Investigate history data. The repository requires a minimum of 75 MB of storage space. For information about estimating the size of the history data repository, see Estimating disk space for historical data.

Console file system space for /etc

The /etc file system must have at least 2 MB of free space on all systems for the installation to work. Ensure that all users have execute (x) permission.

Local file system for consoleThe history and collected data repositories must be placed on a local file system, not a remote one. Data repositories on a UNIX network file system must have the NFS lock manager daemons, rpc.lockd and rpc.statd, running on both the client and server side for console-side repositories.

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