|Blue Coat Reporter Sizing Guide|
This document provides hardware and configuration recommendations for Blue Coat Reporter. Blue Coat strongly suggests using these sizing recommendations. Reporter should always run on dedicated hardware. Also, for best results always copy logs onto the Reporter server and choose the local log source option in the Profile wizard.
To learn about the differences between Reporter Standard and Reporter Enterprise, please refer to the Reporter Specifications page for details.
Reporter 8.3.x Sizing Guide
Select how you would like to calculate requirements:
IMPORTANT NOTES: All sizing guide numbers are based on a dedicated machine using Reporter v8 data profiles and SG log format optimized for Reporter (bcreportermain_v1). If v7 data profiles are used, increase memory and disk usage by 50%.
Sizing assumes that no duplicate data is stored in multiple data profiles. If duplicate data stored in multiple data profiles, increase log line estimates by the factor of the duplication.
Windows 2003 32-bit Server users should set the /3GB switch option to allocate more memory to the Reporter service. Reporter is able take advantage of this option in 7.1.3 and 8.x. Details of how to do this (via the boot.ini file) are here.
Optimal SG "Main" Log Format for Use with v8 Data Profiles in Reporter 8.x
date time time-taken c-ip cs-username cs-auth-group x-exception-id cs-categories cs(Referer) sc-status s-action cs-method rs(Content-Type) cs-uri-scheme cs-host cs-uri-port cs-uri-path cs-uri-query cs-uri-extension cs(User-Agent) sc-filter-result s-ip sc-bytes cs-bytes x-virus-id