GMS_7.2_Rev_A_Release_Notes

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2 Dell SonicWALL GMS 7.2 Release Notes P/N 232-002283-00 Rev A Release Notes Hard Drive HDD Specifications The following hard drive HDD specifications are required when using GMS software: • Spindle Speed : 7200 and higher • Cache : 64MB and higher • Transfer rate : 600 MB/s or higher • Average Latency : 4 ms or lower GMS Virtual Appliance Supported Platforms The elements of basic VMware structure must be implemented prior to deploying the Dell SonicWALL GMS Virtual Appliance. The GMS Virtual Appliance runs on the following VMware platforms: • ESXi 4.1, 5.0, and 5.1 • ESXi 4.0 Update 1 (Build 208167 and newer) • ESX 4.1 • ESX 4.0 Update 1 (Build 208167 and newer) Virtual Appliance Deployment Considerations Please consider the following before deploying the GMS Virtual Appliance: • GMS management is not supported on Apple MacOS. • All modules are 64-bit. • Using the Flow Server Agent role requires a minimum of: o Quad Core o 16 GB of memory o 300 HDD GMS Virtual Appliance Hardware Resource Requirements Use the Capacity Calculator 2 to determine the hardware requirements for your deployment. The performance of GMS Virtual Appliance depends on the underlying hardware. It is highly recommended to dedicate all the resources that are allocated to the Virtual Appliance, especially the hard-disk (datastore). In environments with high volumes of syslogs or AppFlow (IPFIX), you will need to dedicate local datastores to the GMS Virtual Appliance. Starting with GMS 7.1 the Virtual Appliances are 64-bit, which take advantage of additional RAM available to it. A minimum of 4 GB RAM is required. However, at least 8 GB of RAM is highly recommended for better performance of reporting modules. Please read the “Capacity Planning and Performance Tuning” appendix in the GMS Administrator’s Guide . Hard Drive HDD Specifications The following hard drive HDD specifications are required when using the GMS Virtual Appliance: • Spindle Speed : 7200 and higher • Cache : 64MB and higher • Transfer rate : 600 MB/s or higher • Average Latency : 4 ms or lower

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