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How to configure hardware environment for DeviceLock Enterprise Server

DESCRIPTION

This article contains general information on optimal hardware requirementsfor DeviceLock Enterprise Server.

REQUIREMENTS

It is not generally possible to precisely identify hardware requirements ignoring the server working load (type of information collected, type and size of files shadowed), as well as network architecture and SQL server configuration, since the requirements totally depend on these parameters. That means that it is only possible to define the requirements when testing the product in every specific case.However, there are general recommendations for effective performance of DeviceLock Enterprise Server.

It is recommended that every DeviceLock Enterprise Server had 100-150 agents (instances of DeviceLock Service installed and running on controlled client computers). This configuration requires 1 Gb of RAM if there is no SQL Server running on the same computer, and twice as much memory if SQL Server is installed and running when files are stored on the disk (i.e., 2Gb RAM). In case files are stored in SQL database, value will have to be multiplied by 2 (i.e., 4 Gb RAM).

The reviewed working load is mean, and equals to ~100 Mb of data gathered from every client machine, or ~10 Gb overall per day.

If there are more controlled computers in your network, it is strongly recommended to install two or more DeviceLock Enterprise Servers, activating the Many-To-One scenario (see DeviceLock User Manual for details). In this case, you do not need to install another instance of SQL Server, provided that there already is one instance installed on another computer (that with 2 Gb of RAM, minimum).