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Just curious to know if the opinions of others who have a Stand Alone configuration with Websense. We have a Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit) environment that we're running Websense Standalone v7.6.2. At present it's running within on a VM and the CPUs are taking a heck of a pounding. Everything is running on this server and of course the EIM & Network Agents are the ones pounding the CPUs. :)
I know the requirements call for 4 x 4core CPUs, at least 2.5GHz / each & 4GB of RAM and with a remote database, 7 GB of local disk.
Has anyone implemented a similar configuration and what were your findings? IE did you have to break out the Filter and Network agents to different boxes? Were the suggested number of CPUs enough, etc... ?
Appreciate any input.
I don't know anything about Standalone but my TRITON 2008 R2 server has eight cores and 16 GB of RAM. It manages a V10K G2 appliance, which is a Dell R610 in disguise running Linux and I *think* it's 8-core and 16 GB of RAM all by itself. SQL 2008 R2 is running on a separate server.
That 4 GB of RAM seems low by a factor of 10 or so. Are you sure it's not a lack of memory and it's killing the CPUs because it's swapping to disk a lot?
Thanks for the reply. Perfmon shows the memory usage never exceeds 3.7GB / 8GB available, it also shows the Network Agent running at a fairly consistent average of 65 - 75%, the Filter Service runs at a consistent 35%. Our current configuration is 4 x 4 core 2.4 GHz CPUs, 8 GB RAM & 50GB local disk - the Log Database is located remotely on SQL 2008.
I'm not entirely certian about the appliances but I believe the architecture is different - IE the OS they run on is not Windows based. I'm really just looking to see what others with a similar configuration have experienced so I can compare apples to apples.
how many NICS are you using to monitor traffic?
JACOB SLOAN, CCNA, WCSE