In this section, we detail the sizes of the disk partitions
that are needed to operate the Opsview Monitor software and its peripheral software
In general, one large root partition is sufficient,
although we recommend the root, /boot and /var directories have
at least 1GB of disk space available. In the following list, we provide further
information about other areas and their recommended sizes.
recommend at least 1GB is set aside for the operating system, allowing for any
upgrades and so on;
recommend a separate boot partition of at least 256MB;
Opsview Monitor software is installed here and, as such, we would recommend a minimum
size of 10GB.
Opsview Monitor uses a temporary directory (/tmp by default) when
running opsview-web and
other related applications. You can set a system level environment variable,
namely TMPDIR=/<NEW TMP
DIRECTORY>, if you wish to use an alternate area.
A database can either be located on the master or on a
separate server. Nonetheless, in both instances the Opsview Monitor database and
backups are located in the /var
directory and we provide our recommended size below.
recommend that this directory has more than 100GB available when used in
conjunction with the ODW; however, if ODW is not used, then 50GB is sufficient.