Hardware System Requirements for Extra Large Deployment of Aternity on-premise (up to 100,000 devices)

The extra large Aternity deployment supports up to 100,000 monitored devices or virtual desktops, where up to 10,000 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 application per device which monitor the application's resource usage.

For deployments above 100,000 devices, contact Customer Services.

Extra large Aternity deployment

Hardware Specifications for Extra Large Deployments

The extra large deployment requires the following hardware specifications:

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

4 x Aternity Aggregation Server


Xeon E3 family, 2 cores at 2.4 GHz


JVM heap size: (learn more)



Aternity Management Server


Xeon E5 family

8 cores

2.4-3.6 GHz


JVM heap size: (learn more)



ActiveMQ JVM Heap Size: 2G

Aternity Dashboard Server

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


Xeon E5 family

12 Cores

2.4-3.6 GHz

15MB CPU cache


Or I/O per sec (IOPS): 900

Number of processes: (learn more)

VizQL Server: 2

Application Server: 1

Backgrounder: 0

2 x Aternity Dashboard Worker Server supporting the Dashboard Server


Xeon E5 Family

8 Cores

2.4-3.6 GHz

15MB CPU cache


Number of processes: (learn more)

VizQL Server: 0

Application Server: 0

Backgrounder: 4

Aternity Database Server


Xeon E5 Family

16 Cores

2.4 GHz


I/O per sec (IOPS): 1800

Oracle's System Global Area (SGA): 56GB

Aternity Data Warehouse Server


Xeon E5 family

8 cores

2.4 GHz


(Forecast for Aternity v10: 1TB)

JVM heap size: (learn more)



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.

Sizing for a Extra Large Deployment

Contact Customer Services to help you estimate the size of your deployment, by calculating the following values:

Deployment Max # devices and VDIs # virtual sessions # virtual servers PRC WPM AR/min Non-WPM AR/min Discovery AR/min Aternity users

Extra Large Aternity deployment (see hardware requirements)










  • # devices and VDIs is the maximum number of monitored physical devices and virtual desktop VDIs (not their hypervisors) which report their performance to Aternity at the same time.

  • # virtual sessions is the maximum number of monitored virtual application sessions reporting their performance to Aternity at the same time.

    # virtual servers is the maximum number of virtual application servers (like Citrix XenApp) or RDP servers, which generate the monitored virtual sessions.

  • PRC is the average number of PRC monitors per device, averaged over 24 hours. By default, devices report PRC once an hour.

  • AR/min is the maximum number of activity response times reported per device per minute at peak times. There are two types:

  • Discovery AR/min The average number of applications which are actively in use simultaneously on a device per minute, which report discovery data (like usage time, wait time and UXI).

  • Aternity users The number of users who simultaneously update the display of a dashboard or perform a major administration feature.