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AirWave Server Sizing Calculator
Q:

How do you size an Airwave server given your environment?

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A:

BETA SOFTWARE

Please note this is an Aruba Networks beta solution. Sizing is determined by finding the closest engineering tested benchmark and then calculating the percentage difference between the requested device count and the benchmark. Environmental modifier adjustment amounts have not been fully qualified yet; this is a work in progress.

SUMMARY

Proper sizing of AirWave servers for performance and scalability is critical to ensuring usability. This calculator will assist you with making sizing decisions for AirWave servers. This does not support clustered sizing yet.

AIRWAVE 8.0 AND ABOVE SOFTWARE VERSION(S) REQUIRED

This sizing information is intended to be used for AirWave 8.0 and above single server deployments.

CONFIGURATION NOTES

Device Count: 3

Elements Value
High mobility environment? false
Number of Clients per AP? 5
Many small/single IAP clusters? true
Mostly new clients? true
More than 20% monitored devices are switches? true
High SNMP trap volume? false
Large demand for reports or fast report generation? true
Higher than default retention of monitoring data? true
High volume of rogues? false
High VisualRF utilization? false
Greater than default SNMP polling periods? false
Using AMON preferred? true
Virtualized environment? true

 

PLATFORM(S) TESTED

This calculator extrapolates information from internal benchmark tests. The table below is from the 8.0 server sizing documentation which is linked below.

Model

500 Device Server

AW-HW-PRO

AW-HW-ENT

Maximum Devices

500

1500

4000

CPU

1 x Intel Xeon E3-1225v2, 3.2 GHz

1 x Intel Xeon E5-2640, 2.5 GHz

2 x Intel Xeon E5-2640, 2.5 GHz

Physical Cores

4

6

12

Passmark Score

6846

9761

14846

RAM

8 GB

32 GB

64 GB

Disks (RAID10 only)

SSD

6 x 146 GB 15k rpm SAS

8 x 146 GB 15k rpm SAS

Storage Capacity

120 GB

438 GB

584 GB

Maximum Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPs)

15000

2132

2842

The 500 supported-devices server described above is not an appliance sold by Aruba. Calculator uses a modified 500 device IOPs to not throw off calculations.

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