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Multi-level deployment scenarios

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Caroline Juszczak on Aug 01, 2016

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To increase your performance, you can deploy multiple virtual appliances to divide the Log & Event Manager appliance load across your infrastructure.

There are two common multi-level deployment scenarios:

  • Multiple virtual appliance stack
  • Individual virtual appliances

You can increase your performance if each virtual appliance is deployed on a separate hardware machine. If your virtual appliances are deployed on the same hardware host, the negative performance impact is minimal.

Multiple virtual appliance stack

You can use multiple virtual appliances to segment and distribute the load by functional area and physical location, providing dedicated processing for:

  • Management and event analysis
  • Database storage, search, and reporting
  • Log storage, search, and analysis
  • Log collection

Use this configuration to assign appropriate resources in different configurations.

The following illustration shows an example of a multiple virtual appliance stack.


Individual virtual appliances

Multiple appliance deployments provide a consolidated, real-time search and management view in a single LEM console. This type of deployment is recommended if your corporate enterprise includes logical divides in management or monitoring responsibilities.

The following illustration shows an example of individual virtual appliances deployed in LEM.



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12:01, 1 Aug 2016