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ngoodall
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Maximum amount of CPU cores supported by open server management

Hi,

What is the maximum amount of CPU cores supported by open server management.

Thank you in advance.

Nico

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PhoneBoy
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Admin

Management servers are not specifically core limited.
That only applies to Security Gateways.
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Chris_Atkinson
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Employee

Since monster VMs don't necessarily makes sense the main limit is choosing something from the HCL.

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Timothy_Hall
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Champion

As Dameon said there are no core limits enforced on management.  The automatic resource and Java heap size scaling tops out at 12+ cores for a SMS, so while having more than 12 cores certainly won't hurt it probably won't provide any appreciable performance gain. 

Based on some testing I performed in the past, there was a noticeable increase in SMS performance as each core was added up to 8, then only minor improvement for cores 9-12, and no perceptible improvement beyond 12.  For MDS/Provider-1 however more cores beyond 12 can certainly help for configurations with a large number of Domains/CMAs.

 

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