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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Anthony.Rinaldi_ret on Oct 03, 2016

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Each SolarWinds NCM instance can support up to 20 additional polling engines (APEs). Each additional polling engine can support approximately 10,000 nodes. However, the number of nodes in the entire environment (the primary engine plus all APEs) cannot exceed approximately 30,000. 


  • The primary engine and two APEs could support 10,000 nodes each, for a total of 30,000 nodes.
  • The primary engine and 20 APEs could support around 1,400 nodes each, but the combined total cannot exceed the 30,000 maximum. 

The standard Orion Web Console deployment has the Orion platform on the main server, polling for node status at the default rate. This deployment supports two SolarWinds NCM operations, inventory update and configuration download, performed per day on all 30,000 nodes.

Though the main server and each additional polling engine can typically manage up to 10,000 nodes, the actual total depends on the system hardware of the server hosts, the types of devices being monitored, and the number of jobs being run concurrently. Should you need to manage more devices, and you decide to add servers, consider consolidating your views of multiple servers with the Orion Enterprise Operations Console.


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