Building a Server to Suit Your Environment
When building a server to run Intermapper Server, use the following requirements as a general guide.
Sizing depends on a number of factors:
- How many devices do you want to monitor?
- How often do you want to poll each device?
- How many probes, and what kind of probes do you want to use?
- Are you planning to run Intermapper Flows on the same server?
- If so, how many flows exporters are you collecting from?
Intermapper Datacenter and Chart Data
If you are planning to use Intermapper Datacenter to collect data to create reports, or if you plan to use charts, you will need to decide how long you want to retain data.
Device Counts and Server Capacity
Predicting server usage is not an exact science. In general, if you monitor 5000 devices and simply ping them, most servers should work well. If you use SNMP or other types of probes, requirements increase for CPU and RAM. The amount of storage required depends on the amount of data you want to retain.
Fortra suggests you can start by running a single, relatively powerful server unless you know that your monitoring needs are more substantial than the examples given. With 64-bit software, you can allocate as many resources as you need to.
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