System Deployment - Deploying the Virtual Appliance
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System Deployment - Deploying the Virtual Appliance

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The Axonius solution is installed as a virtual appliance in either VMware ESXi or Amazon AWS.

Sizing Recommendations

Number of Unique Assets and / or Adapters (whichever comes first) RAM CPU Cores Disk
< 100k and / or < 10 adapters 32 GB 8 virtual cores 500 GB
> 100k and / or >10 adapters 64 GB 8 virtual cores 500 GB
> 300k and / or < 20 adapters 64 GB 16 virtual cores 1000 GB
> 500k and / or > 20 adapters 96 GB 32 virtual cores 1500 GB
> 1,000k and / or > 20 adapters 128 GB 32 virtual cores 2000 GB

VMware ESXi Virtual Machine Installed as an OVA

The VM has the following minimum requirements:

  • 8 CPU cores
  • 32 GB RAM
  • 500 GB Hard Drive (SSD is strongly recommended for better performance)
  • Dynamic or static IP address
  • See the Sizing Recommendations above for additional sizing guidelines

Installation steps:

  1. Download the OVA from the location (URL) provided by your Axonius account representative.
  2. Install in ESXi via VMware vCenter.

Amazon AWS – Installed via AMI.

The instance has the following minimum requirements:

  • 8 CPU cores
  • 32 GB RAM
  • 500 GB Hard Drive
    • SSD is strongly recommended for better performance
    • "IO1" disk type with 10 IOPS per 1 GB of space is strongly recommended to ensure best performance
    • Please reach out to Axonius Customer Success for additional questions
  • See the Sizing Recommendations above for additional sizing guidelines

Installation Steps:

Please provide Axonius with your AWS account number and region, and we will make the AMI available to your account.

Once the AMI has been made available to your account, please deploy it using the following steps:

  1. Access the EC2 management console within AWS
  2. Navigate to the Images/AMI section
  3. Select “Private Images” from the dropdown next to the Search bar. You should see the Axonius AMI listed.
  4. Select the Axonius AMI and click “Launch.”
  5. When prompted for Family and Instance Type, select m4.2xlarge or t2.2xlarge.
  6. Complete any other required configuration and launch the instance.


NOTE
The virtual appliance is managed by Axonius and sends anonymized analytics back to Axonius, as well as allows remote troubleshooting via a Chef agent. Please contact Axonius if you have any questions or concerns.
NOTE
It is possible to scale to significantly larger environments using a more advanced multi-node configuration. If you require capacity for an environment larger than our recommendations, feel free to contact Axonius for assistance. Documentation for running additional Axonius nodes can be found here.
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