Reference: Host system sizing guidelines
You can use this reference to estimate host system requirements for Tanium™ Core Platform component servers. Exact requirements vary according to dynamic usage behavior, including, but not limited to:
- The number of Windows, Mac, Linux, and UNIX devices being managed
- The number of saved questions that are configured to automatically archive results
- Whether the archived results for a given question are being aggregated rather than stored as individual rows within the database.
- The number of configuration, state, or property data elements that need to be stored from each computer per saved question
- The size of each data element being archived from managed computers
- The number of potential unique values computers might return for any given data element
- The frequency at which the data elements are to be archived over time
- The Tanium solutions you intend to use in addition to the Core Platform.
Because the usage behavior is so different among customers, the requirements presented in the following tables are based on representative data from a large number of deployments ranging in size from less than 1,000 to more than 400,000 managed devices.
Use the following tables to estimate Tanium Server host system specifications. The columns indicate the total endpoints deployed. In an HA deployment, each Tanium Server in the cluster must meet or exceed the requirements for the total number of endpoints targeted by your deployment. (Each must be able to independently handle load from the full deployment in the event of failure.)
Use the following tables to estimate Tanium Module Server host system specifications. The columns indicate the total endpoints deployed.
Use the following tables to estimate Zone Server host system specifications. The columns indicate the number endpoints reporting through the Zone Server. In a Zone Server HA deployment, each Zone Server must be provisioned to independently handle load for the cluster in the event one of the nodes fails.
Contact your TAM for guidance on host computer specifications and PostgreSQL Server version specifications.
Use the following tables to estimate SQL Server host computer specifications and SQL Server version specifications. The columns indicate the total endpoints deployed.
The following hardware specifications are for use with Tanium Core Platform 7.x versions with archiving disabled. If you are using an older platform version (6.x), or you require archiving, consult your TAM for appropriate specifications.
Most organizations achieve optimal performance using a single, internal RAID Array when Microsoft SQL Server transaction logging set to "Simple". If you plan to enable "Full" transaction logging, you may be required to provision an external RAID Array to manage the transaction logs.
To determine the specific disk drive performance characteristics and RAID configuration necessary to support deployments of different sizes, the table identifies the minimum Input/Output Operations per second (IOPS) for the database server. Using IOPS as the performance measurement enables internal storage administrators or storage vendors the flexibility to recommend a final disk configuration to provide optimal performance at the least cost.
The results reported and archived from each managed computer use an average of about 20 MB of data; however, storage requirements are directly related to platform usage patterns. Unless actual measurements confirm that the underlying disk infrastructure provides the minimum acceptable performance, we discourage the use of a Storage Attached Network (SAN) for the Tanium application server databases.
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