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AlexFerenX
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FortiAnalyzer VM resourcing in a home lab

Hi!

Fortinet recommends 16GB/4Core for FortiAnalyzer VM 7.2.4. However, for a home-lab (using a Trial license) with ONE managed device (SOHO-grade Fortigate), that's a lot of resources. What are repercussions of reducing (say, 8GB/2Core)?

R’s, FerenX

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AEK
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Hi Alex

Repercussions can be divers (slow execution, slow GUI, ...).

But since it is home-lab and the required minimum resources are for 300 IOPS, then I guess there is no risk, so you can try and check resource consumption after.

For info we have a lab FAZ 7.2.x with 4 CPU and 16 GB for just one FGT. I noticed that RAM consumption is only 28% and CPU consumption is no more than 15%.

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AlexFerenX
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Hi AEK... I see a warning if I specify less than 16GB/4Core to the VM instance, irrespective of actual IOPS. I can ignore, but.. I was hoping there is a way to determine realistic resource requirement based on actual utilisation. R's, FerenX

jasonhong
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Hi,

 

You may refer to below doc link showing the minimum system requirement for FAZ based on the analytics logging rate.

 

https://docs.fortinet.com/document/fortianalyzer-private-cloud/7.4.0/kvm-administration-guide/583600...

AlexFerenX

That's of no help - see above "I see a warning if I specify less than 16GB/4Core to the VM instance, irrespective of actual IOPS Log rate"

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