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The following table lists the minimum hardware requirements for the NTA Flow Storage database which is used for storing flow data in NTA.
|CPU||Evaluation environments - 2 CPUs |
Production environments - 4 CPUs or more (4 - 16 CPUs)
|RAM||Evaluation environments - 8 GB or more |
Production environments - 16 GB or more (16 - 128 GB)
To ensure optimal performance, you should increase RAM together with the database size.
|Hard drive space|| |
20 GB on a 7200 RPM disk or more
NTFS file system required
With the default 30-day retention period and default top talker optimization, plan at least 8 GB of additional storage capacity per sustained 1000 flows per second. However, the required hard drive space depends on your flow traffic, and SolarWinds recommends you provide more space accordingly.
Use RAID 0 or 1+0 with NTA. Other RAID or SAN configurations are not recommended, as they can result in data loss and significantly decreased performance.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 and later, 64-biy