Firewall Analyzer System Requirements

This section lists the minimum system requirements for installing and working with Firewall Analyzer - Distributed and Standalone editions

Hardware Requirements

The minimum hardware requirements for installing and working with Firewall Analyzer (Standalone and Distributed Editions) are given below.

  • 1GHz Pentium Dual Core processor or equivalent
  • 1 GB of RAM*
  • 1 GB of disk space*
  • Monitor that supports 1024x768 resolution

Hardware Requirement for Firewall Analyzer v12.0

Firewall Processor RAM Size OS Windows OS Linux DataBase
Up to 500 logs/sec Intel Xeon
Quad Core 3.5 GHz
8 GB

2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2003 Server,
Vista, v7, 2000 Professional SP4

RedHat 4.x and above, Debian 3.0, Suse, Fedora and Mandrake MS SQL 2000, 2005, 2008 and 2012 or
OpManager bundled PostgreSQL
More than 500 logs/sec Intel Xeon
Quad Core 3.5 GHz
16 GB 2008 R2 64 bit / 2012 R2 CentOS 64 bit or any linux distribution with glibc >= 2.3 and
X libraries installed
MSSQL 2008 and 2012 or
OpManager bundled PostgreSQL

*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.

Hard Disk Space Requirement

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

Log Records Rate For 1 Day For 1 Week For 1 Month
50 Logs/sec 1+0.5+10.5=12GB 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

Hard Disk Space Requirement for Firewall Analyzer v12.0

(To maintain 1 day archive logs)

Firewall (up to 500 logs/sec) Firewall (more than 500 logs/sec)
90 GB  To process every additional 500 logs/sec, you need 90 GB in addition

 

Software Requirements

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
  • Windows 2016 Server

Linux

  • Ubuntu 
  • Fedora 
  • OpenSuSE 
  • CentOS 
  • Red Hat RHEL
  • Mandrake
  • Mandriva
  • Debian
  • VMware

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

Performance Tuning

Hard Disk Requirements for more months

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

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

PostgreSQL Performance Improvement Parameters

For better performance, we recommend replacing the existing PostgreSQL parameters mentioned in postgres_ext.conf 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

 

 

 

 

 

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