Keystroke and Event Log Disk Space Requirements:
The amount of disk space required to store keystroke logs will vary significantly based on the amount of terminal output generated by the user's daily activity and the level of logging configured. An average Privilege Manager for Unix keystroke log will contain an additional 4KB of data on top of the amount of data displayed to the user's terminal. Taking an average of the amount of terminal output generated by a few users over the course of a normal day would allow for an approximate estimation to be calculated. For example, a developer using a vi session throughout the day may generate 200KB of terminal output. A team of 200 developers each generating a similar amount of terminal output per working day could be expected to use 31GB of disk space over a three-year period [ 204 (200 + 4KB) x 200 (developers) x 260 (working days) x 3 (years) =31,824,000 ].
The level of logging can also be configured to reduce the overhead on the Masters. For example, some customers only log the user's input (key presses) which will dramatically reduce the amount of logging. Event log entries will typically use 4-5KB of storage per event, but may vary slightly depending on the data stored in the events. For example, events might be slightly larger for users that have lots of environment variables defined. (continued)
Taking an average of the number of events that occur over the course of a normal day should allow you to estimate the disk space requirements for event logs. For example, if the same team of developers generate 1,000 events in a normal working day, they would be expected to use nearly 4GB of disk space over a three-year period [ 5 (KB) * 1000 (events) * 260 (days) * 3 (years) = 3,900,000 ].
Policy Server Deployment Requirements:
The following recommendations are only provided as a rough guideline.The number of policy servers required for your environment may vary greatly depending on usage.
- 1 policy server is suitable for small test environments with less than 50 hosts.
- Production environments should have minimum of 2 policy servers.
- Add an additional policy server for every 150-200 Privilege Manager hosts.
- Additional policy servers may be required to support geographically disparate locations
To help out with load evaluation and capacity planning for your deployment please contact our Professional Service Team. For contact information please visit https://support.quest.com/professional-services-product-select