In this section, we describe the minimum and recommended hardware specifications for an Opsview Monitor server.
A CPU model that's less than five years old
4GB (64-bit systems)
20GB available storage (with data warehouse disabled)
A modern multi-core CPU (64-bit)
80GB available storage (with RAID 1, 0+1, or 10)
The recommended hardware configuration is typically capable of monitoring approximately 300 hosts, but this may vary significantly depending on your monitoring configuration.
In this section, we describe the recommended hardware specifications for a distributed environment, that is, one or more slaves, a master and a database server:
Two or more 64-bit CPUs (preferably multi-core)
100GB available storage (with hardware RAID controller)
64-bit multi-core CPU
10GB available storage
Four or more CPU cores (64-bit)
500GB available storage (with hardware RAID controller)
In the table below, we describe the memory allocation for each section of the Opsview Monitor system. The memory allocations listed below are provided as a guidance for most single-server deployments:
Opsview Enterprise Reports Module
In this section, we describe the recommended hardware specifications to achieve the best scalability. As such, in the table below, we describe the recommended requirements:
2x master servers in High Availability (HA) mode.
2x database servers in HA mode.
External storage array for database servers.
A slave cluster for each data center (a minimum of two servers).
Note: Master and/or database high availability requires an Opsview Monitor subscription with HA.
Opsview Monitor can run in a virtualized environment. In such an environment, disk I/O is the typical bottleneck, and so:
- Automatic snapshotting of guest Virtual Machines (VMs) causes significant I/O overhead and we would recommend that this feature is disabled or carefully managed.
- An external storage array should be considered for large scale systems; for example, where thousands of hosts are monitored.
- The latest versions of hypervisor software should be installed, as well as the latest recommended drivers for storage and network operations.