Large Deployment for Aternity 10 (up to 70,000 devices)

The large Aternity deployment supports up to 70,000 monitored devices or virtual desktops, where up to 5,000 of them are virtual application sessions from up to 100 virtual application servers. It supports two Aternity users updating dashboards simultaneously, and assumes up to 15 monitored managed applications per device which monitor the application's resource usage.

Large Aternity deployment
Important

Synchronize all Aternity components to have the same date, time AND time zone.

Hardware Specifications for Large Deployments

The large deployment requires the following hardware specifications:

Component Minimum Memory (RAM) Minimum CPU Minimum free disk space Additional configuration

3 x Aternity Aggregation Server

8GB

Xeon E3 family, 2 cores at 2.4 GHz

30GB

JVM heap size: (learn more)

-Xmx4096m

-XX:MaxNewSize=2000m

Aternity Management Server

18GB

Xeon E5 family

4 cores

2.4 GHz

80GB

JVM heap size: (learn more)

-Xmx12288m

-XX:MaxNewSize=5120m

ActiveMQ JVM Heap Size: 2G

Aternity Dashboard Server

32GB

Xeon E5 family

16 Cores

2.4-3.6 GHz

15MB CPU cache

80GB (SSD)

Or I/O per sec (IOPS): 900

For less standard hardware configurations, see the setup instructions and hardware best practices from Tableau. To deploy on a virtual machine, you must guarantee the CPU and memory requirements.

Aternity Oracle Database Server

32GB

Xeon E5 Family

8 Cores

2.4 GHz

2.5TB

I/O per sec (IOPS): 1200

Oracle's System Global Area (SGA): 20GB

Program Global Area (PGA): 8GB

If you lengthened the retention of some REST APIs (learn more), increase disk by 25GB.

(Aternity upgrades only) If you reduced the retention of Performance Navigator (learn more) to just three months, reduce disk space by 600GB. For only one month's retention, reduce by 750GB.

4 x Aternity Vertica Database Server

32GB

Xeon E5 family

8 Cores

2.4-3.6 GHz

15MB CPU cache

600GB (SSD) in total

Or I/O per sec (IOPS): 900

The disk space is the total required for all Vertica Database Servers together in a cluster, before any high availability (k-safety = 0). For minimum high availability, we recommend at least k-safety = 1 (learn more): 4 servers x 300GB each.

If you deploy on virtual machines, you MUST define all resources as dedicated or reserved (Resource Allocation > Reservation).

Aternity ETL Server

8GB

Xeon E5 family

4 Cores

2.4-3.6 GHz

200GB (SSD)

Includes swap file: 6GB

Aternity Data Source for Portal (optional) and Aternity REST API Server (optional)

16GB together, 8GB each if you separate them

Xeon E3 family

4 Cores

2.4-3.6 GHz

80GB (SSD) together, 40GB (SSD) each if you separate them

Optional. Only required if you use this functionality.

Tip

The setup checks free disk space under the logs directory (/var/log). If you are short on disk space for the setup directory, you can map this directory (soft link) to a different drive.

Aternity Data Warehouse Server

16GB

Xeon E5 family

4 cores

2.4 GHz

500GB

JVM heap size: (learn more)

-Xmx12288m

-XX:MaxNewSize=5120m

You must also install each server with the required operating system and other software. For details, see the system and software requirements for each server.