For a peak load, the workloads are managed by vertically scaled setups of VMware Pulse IoT Center. The following table lists the guidelines to use VMware Pulse IoT Center with the indicated scale factor for matching the features with their workloads.

Illustrative Usage of VMware Pulse IoT Center with Vertical Scale

Vertical Scale Factor Devices (gateways and things) Metrics Ingest Interval (in seconds) Metric Points Per Device Data Points Per Hour OTA Devices Per Campaign Alert Definitions
1 1000 5 10 120000 50 10
1 2000 5 5 120000 50 10
1 3000 10 7 126000 50 10
1 3000 15 10 120000 50 10
2 4000 10 5 120000 100 25
2 3000 10 7 252000 100 25
3 4000 15 10 450000 100 30
4 8000 25 10 320000 100 40
4 10000 30 10 400000 100 40
4 15000 60 10 450000 100 40
Note: Uploading files using the command execution option on many gateways increase the disk size and must be monitored. Contact VMware Support for adding additional disk resources if 70% disk usage is reached.

All the OTA campaigns indicated in the table work with a package size of 10 MB in a large-scale environment. Ensure that you run a campaign on a maximum number of 100 devices at a time. After the campaign runs successfully, proceed to the next 100 devices.