File Fabric Sizing Guide
The Enterprise File Fabric™ solution can be deployed as a single virtual machine or node. We recommend a single node for smaller environments.
To support larger environments and high availability the solution can be both scaled up and scaled out. Additional nodes can be added (with one node just providing database services), and larger nodes can be deployed.
Recommended sizing when deploying as a single node.
Baseline Sizing for Users and Files
|Type||Users||Files||Memory||vCPU||Disk OS||Disk DB||Notes|
|Small||500||1,000,000||6 GB||6||60 GB||60 GB||Minimum|
|Medium||2,500||10,000,000||8 GB||8||100 GB||100 GB||Recommended for Evaluation|
|Large||5,000||50,000,000||16 GB||16||200 GB||200 GB|
If you are using M-Stream add an additional 4 vCPUs.
If you have enabled content search we recommend you run Apache Solr on a separate instance. Solr can also be deployed across a cluster for higher performance and availabilty.
Apache Solr is a search engine that provides fast metadata and content searching. When you have enabled deep content searching the Solr index will need more disk space, and the indexing may impact other services, especially during ingest.
Web Client & Protocol Gateways
Increase the number of CPUs allocated when you have many users using the File Fabric through a web browser or have many automated clients using the gateway protocols (FTP, SFTP, FTPS, and WebDAV).
Please download and review the comprehensive sizing document to assist in scoping out enterprise deployment sizing.