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Hardware Requirements

Netwrix strongly recommends installing DDC Collector apart from Netwrix Auditor. Review the hardware requirements for the computer where DDC Collector is going to be installed.

You can deploy DDC Collector on a virtual machine running Microsoft Windows guest OS on the corresponding virtualization platform, in particular:

  • VMware vSphere
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Nutanix AHV

Note that DDC Collector supports only Windows OS versions listed in the Software Requirements section.

IMPORTANT! Keep in mind that Netwrix Auditor Data Discovery and Classification is an integration between Netwrix Auditor and Netwrix Data Classification. This article contains recommendations for Netwrix Auditor and the machine reserved for SQL Server. For Netwrix Data Classification requirements, see the corresponding section of Netwrix online helpcenter: Deployment Planning.

Starter / Proof of Concept

up to 500 K files (minimum requirements)

 

DDC Collector

SQL Server

Processor

Any modern

Any multi-core

RAM

8 GB

16 GB

Mid-size environments

up to 8 m objects for File Servers and up to 2 m objects for SharePoint

 

DDC Collector

SQL Server

Processor

Calculate according to the following example: Mid-Size Data Environment

2 cores

RAM

16 GB

Large environments

up to 32 m objects and up to 8 m objects for SharePoint

Processor

Calculate according to the following example: Large-Size Data Environment

 

8 cores

RAM

128 GB

NOTE: When planning your deployment, consider the following:

  • Document throughput and processing results are overly dependent on types and amount of documents you are going to process with Netwrix Auditor Data Discovery and Classification.
  • Hardware requirements for SQL Servers listed in the table above apply to each SQL Server instance in your configuration separately.
  • The requirements marked with an asterisk (*) apply to a single server. To estimate total hardware requirements, multiply the values above to a number of your nodes. See Distributed Query Server Mode for more information.
  • For XLarge environments, each SQL Server instance must be deployed to a separate physical disk. System architect's assistance is required for deployment planning requires.

To estimate disk space required for DDC Index files and DDC Collector

  1. The DDC Index files require 35% of all data in the scope to be indexed. For example, if you have 45 GB of files, they require only 15 GB for the DDC Index files.
  2. The DDC Collector database must be created on the separate SQL Server instance. Estimate required disk space assuming 10 KB per indexed document. For example, for 5 m objects, the database size is approximately 50 GB.

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