System Deployment - Deploying the Virtual Appliance
  • 08 Aug 2022
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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

Count of Unique Assets or Adapters (whichever comes first) RAM CPU Cores Disk Disk IOPS Additional Requirements
Minimum Requirements 32 GB 8 virtual cores 500 GB Any SSD None
> 25k assets and / or > 5 adapters 64 GB 16 virtual cores 500 GB Any SSD None
>100k but <500k assets and/or >10 but <20 adapters 128 GB 16 virtual cores 1000 GB >10,000 IOPS Additional Node required for specific adapters*
> 500k assets and / or > 20 adapters 256 GB 32 virtual cores 1500 GB >15,000 IOPS Additional Node required for specific adapters*
> 1,000k assets and / or > 20 adapters Multi tiered architecture. Please contact Axonius Multi tiered architecture. Please contact Axonius Multi tiered architecture. Please contact Axonius Multi tiered architecture. Please contact Axonius

Note: The adapters below fetch a large amount of data. If any of the adapters below are configured and fetching more than 100,000 devices, additional computation power is required.

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Infoblox DDI
  • Infoblox NetMRI
  • Jamf Pro
  • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
  • Qualys Cloud Platform
  • ServiceNow
  • Tenable.io
  • VMware Workspace ONE (Airwatch)
    For the adapters above, additional memory needs to be added to the primary instance or be configured as a separate collector.
Count Additional RAM / Size of collector
1-3 64 GB
4-6 128 GB
>6 Contact Axonius Support

VMware ESXi Virtual Machine Installed as an OVA

The VM has the following minimum requirements:

  • 500 GB Hard Drive (SSD)
  • 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

This instance has the following minimum requirements:

  • 500 GB Hard Drive
    • EBS (permanent storage) MUST be used
    • Any additional disks must be in EBS
    • SSD 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, 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, select one of the following:
    • m4
    • m5
    • r5
    • m6i
  6. Complete any other required configuration and launch the instance.
Note:

For added security, we recommend disabling version 1 of AWS' Instance Metadata API (IMDSv1), as Axonius is fully-compatible with IMDSv2.

Microsoft Azure

This instance has the following minimum requirements:

  • An additional 500 GB Hard Drive
    • The default additional disk is NOT permanent, you must select a permanent disk type
    • "Premium SSD" must be selected
    • Please reach out to Axonius Customer Success for additional questions
  • See the Sizing Recommendations above for additional sizing guidelines
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.
NOTE
Information on the required Network/Firewall Ports can be found here

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