?
Solved

NMS Server: should it go virtual

Posted on 2009-07-08
2
Medium Priority
?
479 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
We have an NMS server monitoring our 100 remote sites.

This server could / should go virtual ?? Should be placed to an ESX server or remain to a standalone server? Server is monitoring IP SLA of the various remote sites and should provide accurate results.

It am afraid of delays due to cpu usages , downtime etc. What do you suggest?

Thank you
0
Comment
Question by:ampranti
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 20

Accepted Solution

by:
Daniel McAllister earned 1400 total points
ID: 24806110
In my experience, NMS servers should be standalone hardware. You don't need anything "major" there, even a "converted" OLD desktop should be able to do the trick... there is VERY little non-RAM, non-NETWORK I/O on an NMS server, so the "heavy iron" servers would be a massive overkill for that service.

If you don't have a "retired" desktop (that still is usable) around, a $400 sale computer would do as well -- just put a reasonable amount of RAM into it!

Just my thoughts...

Dan
IT4SOHO
0
 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:AngelGabriel
AngelGabriel earned 600 total points
ID: 24838865
Dan has expressed the same concern as myself. Any NMS should be on it's own hardware - If there is any issue with the NMS host, then you are now blind across your network - plus the original problem.
0

Featured Post

Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V

Task Manager for Hyper-V provides critical information that allows you to monitor Hyper-V performance by displaying real-time views of CPU and memory at the individual VM-level, so you can quickly identify which VMs are using host resources.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Will try to explain how to use the VMware feature TAGs in the VMs and create Veeam Backup Jobs using TAGs. Since this article is too long, I will create second article for the Veeam tasks.
Last article we focus in how to VMware: How to create and use VMs TAGs – Part 1 so before follow this article and perform the next tasks, you should read the first article how to create the TAG before using them in Veeam Backup Jobs.
In this video tutorial I show you the main steps to install and configure  a VMware ESXi6.0 server. The video has my comments as text on the screen and you can pause anytime when needed. Hope this will be helpful. Verify that your hardware and BIO…
In this video, Percona Director of Solution Engineering Jon Tobin discusses the function and features of Percona Server for MongoDB. How Percona can help Percona can help you determine if Percona Server for MongoDB is the right solution for …
Suggested Courses

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question