Requirements for RAM and hard drive capacity on a server hosting Kaspersky Web Traffic Security

3 July 2024

ID 232939

The server requirements for RAM and hard drive capacity are determined based on the node performance value derived from the estimated hardware requirements (see the table below).

Server RAM and hard drive capacity

Node performance, Mbps

RAM, GB

Hard drive capacity, GB

RAID type

Minimum spin rate of the disk subsystem of the hypervisor or physical server, revolutions/min

Maximum cache size, GB (only for a Standalone installation)

Maximum size of Syslog event log files, GB (only for a Standalone installation)

0–90

16

200

7200

3

15

90–180

22

250

7200

6

35

180–270

28

300

10,000

9

60

270–360

34

350

10,000

12

90

360–450

40

400

10,000

15

120

450–540

46

450

10

10,000

18

150

540–630

52

500

10

10,000

21

180

630–720

58

550

10

10,000

24

210

720–810

64

600

10

10,000

27

230

The hard drive capacity indicated in the table is applicable if the drive is partitioned into a root partition and a swap partition corresponding to the amount of available RAM.

If you are using Kaspersky Web Traffic Security (Standalone), prior to running a virus scan, the application saves the contents of all transmitted files to the /tmp folder. To reduce the load on the disk subsystem, you can do one of the following:

  • Migrate the folder to the tmpfs file system.
  • Configure the settings for caching disk write operations.

    It is recommended to use the following values for the caching settings:

    • vm.dirty_bytes = <maximum cache size>.

      The value for the maximum cache size is provided in the table above. It is specified in bytes.

    • vm.dirty_background_bytes = 80% of the vm.dirty_bytes parameter value.
    • vm.dirty_expire_centisecs = 18000.

You can enable logging of traffic processing events, system events of the application, and Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform server file transfer events to a Syslog event log. If you are using Kaspersky Web Traffic Security (Standalone), when enabling logging you need to do the following on the operating system side:

  • Configure logging of event details to a separate file.
  • Configure rules for rotating log files (logrotate).

    The value for the maximum size of log files is provided in the table above.

  • Disable the limit for the system log write frequency (rate limits).
  • Configure logging of events via rsyslog, bypassing journald.

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