Use the table to determine the sizing requirements for a deployment of up to 100,000 devices. Each column represents the requirements for a deployment up to that number of devices. The columns are not cumulative – each column contains the exact requirements for the listed number of devices.

Consider the following figures as starting points. You may need to adjust them as you implement different features of the AirWatch solution. Transaction frequency, number of concurrent connections, and other metrics affect performance, and you may need to tweak the numbers to accommodate your specific deployment. Contact AirWatch if you require extra assistance.

Additional notes to consider:

  • Certain SQL versions have a maximum supported RAM limit, so review your SQL version's RAM limitation to ensure that all hardware functions as intended.
  • Load balancing for application servers is provided by the customer.
  • The file storage requirement for reports may affect the amount of hard disk space needed on the Console and Device Services servers, depending on whether you enable caching. See Reports Storage Requirements for more information.
Important:

For sizing information for deployments with more than 100,000 devices, please contact AirWatch.

Server Up to 100,000 Devices
Database server CPU/Cores 2x 8-core
RAM (GB) 128
DB Size (GB) 750

Trans Log Size (GB)

(Log backups every 15 minutes)

400
Temp DB (GB) 300

Avg IOPS

(DB & Temp DB)

2,000

Peak IOPS

(DB & Temp DB)

6,000
Admin Console (dedicated) 2 load-balanced application servers, each with: 8 GB RAM, 4 CPU Cores, and 50 GB storage
API Server (dedicated)** 1 application server with 4 CPU cores, 8 GB RAM, and 50 GB storage
Device Services (dedicated) 4 load-balanced application servers, each with: 8 GB RAM, 4 CPU Cores, and 50 GB storage
AWCM Server (dedicated)

1 application server with 4 CPU cores, 8 GB RAM, and 50 GB storage

Reporting Server (SSRS) 1 reporting server with 4 CPU cores, 8 GB RAM, and 50 GB storage
VMware Identity Manager Service See VMware Identity Manager Service Hardware Sizing
VMware Enterprise Systems Connector See VMware Enterprise Systems Connector Server Hardware Sizing
SEG Proxy Server See Secure Email Gateway Server Hardware Sizing
VMware Tunnel See VMware Tunnel Server Hardware Sizing
Email Notification Service See Email Notification Service Hardware Sizing
Content Gateway See Content Gateway Hardware Sizing

** If your API server is standalone then the network requirements for the API server is to ensure connectivity to the database and various cloud messaging platforms (APNS, GCM, WNS) over ports 80, 443, 2195, and 2196. All other AirWatch services (Console, Device Services, SEG, VMware Tunnel) must be enabled to communicate to the API server over HTTPS (443).

Important:

 For application servers, a 64-bit dual core Intel processor is required.

Server Sizing Topology (Up to 100,000 Devices)

Hardware Sizing Topologies-100k

Hardware Sizing Topologies-100k-vIDM