Default deployment sizes

Supported operating systems

The AppMon Server (backend process / Windows service / *NIX daemon) is only supported on operating systems that support Java 8. Only the included Java Runtime Edition is supported.

  • Windows x64: 10/8.1/8/7 or Server 2008/2012/2016 with latest service pack; installer (.msi) does not need a pre-installed JRE; package contains a private Java Runtime Edition v8.
  • Linux x64: With a recent kernel version 2.6 or higher.
    Installation requires a pre-installed Java Runtime Edition v8.

Hardware requirements

See the Deployment Guide for detailed hardware recommendations specific to your load.

Deployment size1 Physical cores required2 Recommended physical memory3 Also available memory options Recommended disk space
Demo
5 agents | 150 transactions/sec
2 2GB 4GB, 8GB 1.5GB + 100GB Session storage/week
Small
10 agents | 300 transactions/sec
4 4GB 8GB, 16GB 3GB + 200GB Session storage/week
Medium
250 agents | 1,500 transactions/sec
8 8GB 16GB, 32GB 5GB + 1TB Session storage/week
Large
750 agents | 3,500 transactions/sec
16 16GB 32GB, 64GB 10GB + 2TB Session storage/week
xLarge 32GB
1,600 agents | 5,000 transactions/sec
24 32GB - 20GB + >2TB Session storage/week
xLarge 64GB
1,800 agents | 5,800 transactions/sec
24 64GB - 20GB + >2TB Session storage/week
xLarge 128GB
2,000 agents | 6,500 transactions/sec
24 128GB - 20GB + >2TB Session storage/week
xLarge 256GB
2,000 agents | 7,500 transactions/sec
24 256GB - 20GB + >2TB Session storage/week
2xLarge 64GB
2,000 agents | 6,000 transactions/sec
32 64GB - 20GB + >2TB Session storage/week
2xLarge 128GB
2,000 agents | 6,700 transactions/sec
32 128GB - 20GB + >2TB Session storage/week
2xLarge 256GB
2,000 agents | 8,500 transactions/sec
32 256GB - 20GB + >2TB Session storage/week
3xLarge 128GB
2,000 agents | 7,000 transactions/sec
44 or more 128GB - 20GB + >2TB Session storage/week
3xLarge 256GB
2,000 agents | 9,500 transactions/sec
44 or more 256GB - 20GB + >2TB Session storage/week

1 The maximum agent numbers consider a typical combination of different Agent types such as Java, .NET, host, WebServer, and PHP.
In special circumstances, significantly more agents are supported. These are usually Host Agents. Contact support for guidance and confirmation.
2 No virtual cores (Hyper-Threading), for Medium and higher, a clock speed of 2.6 GHz or higher is required.
3 Required memory for the AppMon Server and operating system. If there are other processes running, then additional heap is required.

Note

To improve performance, AppMon always uses the maximum available CPU and memory resources.
If you have more CPU cores or memory than required for the selected size, then AppMon uses them as well.

VM support

All previously listed deployment sizes may be deployed on a virtual machine. However, you must consider the following:

  • No over-commitment of resources (CPU, memory, network, disk) and no virtual-only resources that are not backed by dedicated physical resources.
  • Large and bigger VM is equivalent to a physical box in all performance metrics. For more details see Guidelines for running AppMon in VMWare.
  • xLarge and bigger Database partitioning is mandatory.

LDAP

For AppMon user authentication:

  • Active Directory
  • openLDAP

Why are so many cores required?

AppMon performs a large amount of complex background computations. Therefore, horsepower in terms of CPU cores is mandatory to guarantee the throughput.

The following list shows the important parts of the product which requires cores:

  • Correlation engine
  • Real time analysis
  • Communication such as Clients and Collectors
  • Performance Warehouse
  • Session storage
  • Analysis cache
  • Data exports, for example Synthetic and PureLytics
  • Web servers
  • Job center for tasks and monitors
  • Incident center
  • Garbage collection
  • Self monitoring and checks
  • Operating system

Intel vs. AMD

The CPU is an integral part of your computer. You need a quality CPU to get the desired results. Results from testing shows that AMD are not able to keep up with Intel CPUs. That's why—for now, at least—Intel's chips bring objectively better performance and is our suggested CPU vendor.

Heap breakdown for frontend and backend process

Deployment Size Frontend heap GB Backend heap GB Total heap
Demo 0.5 1 1.5
Small 0.75 2.25 3
Medium 2 4 6
Large 4 8 12
XLarge 8 14 22
XLarge64 16 32 48
XLarge96 32 48 80