System requirements for Net LineDancer differs depending on the number of managing devices. One Enterprise server can manage 200,000 nodes at maximum and support up to 1,000 SmartBridge servers. Please refer Net LineDancer Sizing Guidelines below for details.

Net LineDancer Standalone Server

DevicesCPU CoresMemoryHard Disk
1-1,00022GB5GB
1,001-5,000 44GB15GB
5,001-10,00068GB25GB
10,001-20,000108GB50GB
20,001-30,0001612GB75GB
30,001-40,0002016GB100GB
 

* Linux Only

 

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows Server 2008 (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Linux CentOS/later than RedHat 6.x / 7.x
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    Net LineDancer with SmartBridges

    Core (Central) Server

    Total DevicesCPU CoresMemory
    1-2,50022GB
    2,501-20,00044GB
    20,001-50,00068GB
    50,001-100,00088GB
    100,001-150,0001212GB
    150,001-200,0001616GB

     

    Supported Operating Systems

    • Windows Server 2008 (SP2)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Windows Server 2012
    • Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Linux CentOS/RHEL 6.x / 7.x

     

    Hard Disk1

    Total DevicesHard Disk
    1-2,50010GB
    2,501-20,00050GB
    20,001-50,000125GB
    50,001-100,000250GB
    100,001-150,000375GB
    150,001-200,000500GB

    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
    1-1,00022GB2GB
    1,001-5,00032GB2GB
    5,001-10,00044GB4GB
    10,001-15,00068GB4GB
    15,001-20,00088GB6GB
    20,001-30,000108GB8GB
     

    * Linux Recommended

     

    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:

    • the number of devices
    • the configuration size
    • the frequency of configuration changes in the network
    • the length of time the user wishes to keep configuration history

    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.