Verify System Requirement for SWG VA

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Article ID: 171032

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Secure Web Gateway Virtual Appliance

Issue/Introduction

To achieve the best performance on the Secure Web Gateway (SWG) VA, it is important that you install the software on a system that meets the specified requirements. Follow these guidelines to guarantee satisfactory performance and operation of the SWG VA.

The host server must be on VMware’s Hardware Compatibility List (see the list at http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php). The server must have sufficient virtual resources to run a SWG VA, as described below.

Resolution

Note: The following requirements reflect Symantec’s test environment. Using the same or a similar configuration should achieve satisfactory performance of the SWG VA; however, you should expect different performance results if your resources or virtual drive configuration are different from the configuration described in Table 2–1 and Table 2–2. Be aware that over-provisioning CPUs can cause license suspension, but under-provisioning can cause sub-optimal VA performance and operation.

Table 2–1 General System Requirements

Resource

Requirement

Virtual CPU

Note: You must reserve at least the minimum CPU. See "Reserve Resources for the SWG VA" on page 28.

1 GHz (minimum);

2.6 GHz (recommended)

Minimum storage space per drive

100 GB

 

The table below lists requirements for each model, including recommended and alternate virtual drive configurations. Symantec recommends creating 100GB virtual drives, although models with higher storage requirements can have larger drives. Note that each virtual drive must be the same size.

 

 Table 2–2 Model-Specific Requirements

Model

Virtual

CPUs

Virtual

Memory

(GB)

Total

Storage

(GB)

Recommended

Virtual Drive

Configuration

Alternate Drive Configurations

SG-VA-C1XS

1

4

100

1x100GB

n/a

SG-VA-C1S

1

4

100

1x100GB

n/a

SG-VA-C1M

1

6

100

1x100GB

n/a

SG-VA-C1L

1

8

100

1x100GB

n/a

SG-VA-C2S

2

8

100

1x100GB

n/a

SG-VA-C2M

2

12

100

1x100GB

n/a

SG-VA-C2L

2

16

100

1x100GB

n/a

SG-VA-C4S

4

16

200

2x100GB

n/a

SG-VA-C4M

4

24

200

2x100GB

n/a

SG-VA-C4L

4

32

200

2x100GB

n/a

SG-VA-C8S

8

32

400

4x100GB

2x200GB

SG-VA-C8M

8

48

400

4x100GB

2x200GB

SG-VA-C8L

8

64

400

4x100GB

2x200GB

SG-VA-C16S

16

64

800

8x100GB

4x200GB

2x400GB

SG-VA-C16M

16

96

800

8x100GB

4x200GB

2x400GB

SG-VA-C16L

16

128

800

8x100GB

4x200GB

2x400GB

 

Note:   With fewer disks, more throughput is required per disk. See “Throughput Requirements Per Virtual Disk” on page 52 for disk read and write throughput rates per disk.