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 to the Net LineDancer Sizing Guidelines below for details.
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.