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System Requirements


This section lists the minimum system requirements for installing and working with Firewall Analyzer. Please refer our website for recommended system requirements.

Hardware Requirements

For 32 Bit Installation

The minimum hardware requirements for Firewall Analyzer to start running are listed below.

  • 1 GHz, 32-bit (x86) Pentium Dual Core processor or equivalent
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 5 GB Hard disk space for the product

 

For 64 Bit Installation

The minimum hardware requirements for Firewall Analyzer to start running are listed below.

  • 2.80 GHz, 64-bit (x64) Xeon® LV processor or equivalent
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 5 GB Hard disk space for the product

Firewall Analyzer is optimized for 1024x768 monitor resolution and above.

* The following table recommends the disk space and RAM size requirements of the system where Firewall Analyzer is installed. The disk space and RAM size requirements depends on the number of devices sending log information to Firewall Analyzer, the number of firewall log records received per second or the firewall log data received per day by Firewall Analyzer.

Recommended Minimum RAM Requirement

Log Records Rate RAM Size
Up to 100 Logs/sec 1 GB
100 - 500 Logs/sec 2 GB
500 - 1000 Logs/sec 4 GB
Above 1000 Logs/sec 4 GB (64 Bit)
Above 1000 Logs/sec 8 GB

 

Hard Disk Space Requirement

 

The split up is: Archive+Index+PostgreSQL/MySQL=Total

 

Log Records Rate For 1 Day For 1 Week For 1 Month
50 Logs/sec 1+0.5+10.5=12 GB 5+3+30=38 GB 18+7+75=100 GB
100 Logs/sec 2+1+15=18 GB 10+5+50=65 GB 35+15+100=150 GB
300 Logs/sec 6+3+31=40 GB 30+15+105=150 GB 100+45+295=440 GB
500 Logs/sec 10+5+75=90 GB 50+25+225=300 GB 170+70+480=720 GB
1000 Logs/sec 20+10+150=180 GB 95+45+500=640 GB 325+125+950=1.4 TB

 

 

Log Records Rate For 3 Months For 6 Months For 1 Year
50 Logs/sec 60+25+125=210 GB 120+40+160=320 GB 240+90+300=630 GB
100 Logs/sec 110+50+240=400 GB 220+80+320=720 GB 450+170+580=1.2 TB
300 Logs/sec 280+120+600=1 TB 500+200+800=1.5 TB 900+350+1250=2.5 TB
500 Logs/sec 470+230+1100=1.8 TB 900+400+2100=3.4 TB 1700+700+3600=6 TB
1000 Logs/sec 920+480+2100=3.5 TB 1750+750+4200=6 TB 2850+1250+6400=10.5 TB

CPU Requirements

  • Dedicated machine has to be allocated to process more than 200 logs per second.
  • Dual core processors are needed to process more than 500 logs per second.
  • Quadra core processors are needed to process more than 1000 logs second.

RAM Requirements

  • Number of firewalls handled by the Firewall Analyzer will increase the requirement of the above RAM values. So it is better to have RAM value higher than the suggested value in case of having more than 5 firewalls.

Separate Installation

  • Firewall Analyzer server and PostgreSQL database can be installed in separate machines, in case of higher log rate with low-end CPU machines.

Hard Disk Requirements for more months

  • The above Hard Disk space requirement projected is for one month. If you need to archive the logs for more number of months, multiply the above requirements with the number of months based on your requirement.

 

Note: The Log Records Per Second is the total log records received per second by Firewall Analyzer from all the configured devices.

 

MySQL Performance Improvement Parameters (for Firewall Analyzer version 7.4 Build 7400 or earlier)

For better performance, we recommend replacing the existing MySQL parameters mentioned in startDB.bat/sh, available under <Firewall Analyzer Home>\bin directory, with the following MySQL parameters changes for the corresponding RAM Size.

 

RAM Size MySQL Parameters For Windows Installation MySQL Parameters For Linux Installation
512 MB Default configuration as given in startDB.bat Default configuration as given in startDB.bat
1 GB --innodb_buffer_pool_size=300M
--key-buffer-size=150M
--max_heap_table_size=150M
--tmp_table_size=100M
--table-cache=512
--innodb_buffer_pool_size=300M
--key_buffer_size=150M
--max_heap_table_size=150M
--tmp_table_size=100M
--table-cache=512
2 GB --innodb_buffer_pool_size=900M
--key-buffer-size=600M
--max_heap_table_size=350M
--tmp_table_size=100M
--table-cache=512
--innodb_buffer_pool_size=900M
--key_buffer_size=600M
--max_heap_table_size=350M
--tmp_table_size=100M
--table-cache=512
3 GB --innodb_buffer_pool_size=900M
--key-buffer-size=600M
--max_heap_table_size=350M
--tmp_table_size=100M
--table-cache=512
--innodb_buffer_pool_size=1400M
--key_buffer_size=1000M
--max_heap_table_size=350M
--tmp_table_size=100M
--table-cache=512
4 GB --innodb_buffer_pool_size=900M
--key-buffer-size=600M
--max_heap_table_size=350M
--tmp_table_size=100M
--table-cache=512
--innodb_buffer_pool_size=1800M
--key_buffer_size=1200M
--max_heap_table_size=350M
--tmp_table_size=100M
--table-cache=512

 

 

 

PostgreSQL Performance Improvement Parameters (for Firewall Analyzer version 7.5 Build 7500 onwards)

 

For better performance, we recommend replacing the existing PostgreSQL parameters mentioned in postgres_ext.txt available under <Firewall Analyzer Home>\pgsql\data\ directory

 

Parameters
Comments
port = 33336
This change requires Firewall Analyzer Appplication/Service restart
shared_buffers = 128 MB
Minimum requirement is 128 KB. This change requires Firewall Analyzer Appplication/Service restart
work_mem = 12 MB
Minimum requirement is 64 KB.
maintenance_work_mem = 100 MB
Minimum requirement is 1 MB.
checkpoint_segments = 15
Logfile segments minimum 1 and 16 MB each
checkpoint_timeout = 11 minutes
Range: 30 seconds to 1 hour
checkpoint_completion_target = 0.9
checkpoint target duration is 0.0 - 1.0
seq_page_cost = 1.0
This parameter is measured in an arbitrary scale
random_page_cost = 2.0
This parameter is measured in same scale as above
effective_cache_size = 512MB
 
synchronous_commit=off  

 

Supported Operating Systems

Firewall Analyzer has been tested to run on the following operating systems and versions:

 

Windows®

  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows NT
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 2000 Server
  • Windows 2003 Server
  • Windows 2008 Server
  • Windows 2012 Server

Linux

  • Linux - RedHat RHEL
  • Linux - Mandrake
  • Linux - Mandriva
  • Linux - SuSE
  • Linux - Fedora
  • Linux - CentOS
  • Linux - Ubuntu
  • Linux - Debian

 

Supported Web Browsers

Firewall Analyzer has been tested to support the following browsers and versions:

  • Internet Explorer 8 and later
  • Firefox 4 and later
  • Chrome 8 and later

 


Supported Databases

Bundled with the product

  • PostgreSQL
External Databases
  • MS SQL 2000
  • MS SQL 2005
  • MS SQL 2008
  • MS SQL 2012

 

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