System Requirements

System requirements for Net LineDancer differs depending on the number of managing devices.
One Enterprise server can manage 20,000 nodes at maximum and support up to 10 SmartBridge servers.  Please refer Net LineDancer Sizing Guidelines below for details.


Net LineDancer Standalone Server

DevicesCPU CoresMemoryHard Disk
1-10012GB1GB
101-1,000 22GB2GB
1,001-5,000142GB4GB
5,001-10,00044GB8GB
10,001-20,00068GB16GB

Supported Operating Systems

1: A server supporting more than 1000 devices is recommended to have 10K RPM hard disks in a RAID1 (mirroring) configuration.


Net LineDancer with SmartBridges


Core(Central) Server

SmartBridgesTotal DevicesCPU CoresMemory
1-101-5,00022GB
1-105,001-10,00044GB
1-10 10,001-20,000 68GB

Supported Operating Systems

Hard Disk1

Total DevicesHard Disk
1-5,0004GB
5,001-10,0008GB
10,001-20,00016GB
20,001-30,00024GB
30,001-40,00032GB
40,001-50,00040GB
50,001-80,00048GB

1: The Core Server is recommended to have two Solid-State Drives (SSD) in a RAID1 configuration. If SSD is not available, 15K RPM drives are recommended.


SmartBridge Server

DevicesCPU CoresMemoryHard Disk
1-10012GB2GB
101-1,00022GB2GB
1,001-5,00042GB2GB
5,001-10,00044GB2GB
10,001-20,00068GB2GB

Supported Operating Systems

About Configuration Storage Requirements

Net LineDancer uses several sophisticated proprietary algorithms to minimize the amount of storage required to manage device configurations. The amount of storage required depends on a variety of factors, including:

In addition to device configurations, Net LineDancer also manages the storage of various tools' output and reports. Tool and report storage is generally larger than configuration storage requirements.

Because of the complex interactions of the various factors above, it is simpler to use actual customer data to predict Net LineDancer's configuration storage requirements.

One of Net LineDancer's customers has 250+ devices, and performs a daily backup that includes all devices. They have primarily Cisco devices, but also Juniper, Extreme, and Foundry devices. After 1 year of daily backups, the storage requirement for all configurations is approximately 12MB.

The storage requirements for Net LineDancer are approximately linear with respect to the number of devices. Therefore, a customer with 10,000 devices, performing daily backups for 1 year could expect a storage requirement of about 500MB for configurations.

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