How to choose Server or PC for EVE, what CPU?

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How to choose Server or PC for EVE, what CPU?

Post by Uldis (UD) » Sun May 17, 2020 12:12 pm

Hello folks,
The EVE Priorities are:
1. CPU, as more cores you have as better, CPU is heart of your EVE, best of you could have Server/PC with dual sockets for e5-2680v4 !!!, you would be a king then
2. Fast HDD like SSD or SHDD, sill drastically improve performance, boot time of nodes, install nodes and running. Response time.
3. AND only then is RAM, you can have 256Gb RAM, but if your CPU will not hold nodes in the lab, your huge RAM becomes useless.
(It is myth, like I have 128Gb RAM and I am king, where your CPU has only 4 cores, it is usless)

PS: my server is DELL R630
dual CPU E5-2650v4 (24 physicals, 48 threads)
192GB RAM
4x2Tb SSD HDDs
Running ESXI 6.7 and till today I can carry all what I want, cleverly thinking of course.
EVE VM:
48 CPU (threads)
160GB RAM
2TB SSD
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😊 100xCSRv1000 nodes of course will not run, and for technology test or POC you neednot 100.
Use our EVE resource calculator to check your lab needs vs CPU and resource:
https://www.eve-ng.net/index.php/download/#CALC
regards,
Uldis

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Re: How to choose Server or PC for EVE, what CPU?

Post by itmateo » Wed May 20, 2020 12:08 pm

Hello Uldis,

"4x2Tb SSD HDDs" NonRAID or RAID?? If yes, which RAID level do you have? Thanks.

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Re: How to choose Server or PC for EVE, what CPU?

Post by Uldis (UD) » Wed May 20, 2020 2:49 pm

EVE VM has 2TB dedicated hdd,
rest are for other needs in esxi

I guess I told in my post EVE VM has 2TB :)

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Re: How to choose Server or PC for EVE, what CPU?

Post by martek » Fri May 22, 2020 9:00 pm

Having 24 physicals, 48 threads CPU, how many CPU did u tell your Vmware box do u have ? and how many threads do you take under consideration when calculating with Eve-calculator excel sheet?
in other words, Do I take total of threads or cores into consideration when building lab?

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Re: How to choose Server or PC for EVE, what CPU?

Post by Uldis (UD) » Fri May 22, 2020 9:30 pm

I set all
48/1 CPUs for my EVE
Even beside is winserver 2016 with 2 threads

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Re: How to choose Server or PC for EVE, what CPU?

Post by fre4ki » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:47 pm

I'm choosing a Ryzen 9 - 3950X (16C/32T) with 128 GB RAM because of Power consumption. Threadripper consumes much more power.

1 SATA SSD for OS
1 NVME M2 for Data (images, projects..)

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Re: How to choose Server or PC for EVE, what CPU?

Post by Nickshah23 » Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:06 pm

Hi @uldis
At what cost did you purchase that dell r 630 server? It must be consuming high electricity?
Could you please tell me your server configs with price . I am confused whether to purchase desktop or server like yours..

Thanks

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Re: How to choose Server or PC for EVE, what CPU?

Post by iZezoh » Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:45 pm

I just got a new Windows Server 2016 Datacenter. I tried to install EVE-NG on it but I could not assign the full size of disk to the root file system. The swap takes 120GB and the root takes only 6.5GB

Also, I am using Hyper-V Manager to create the VM. If you have a guide on how you build your machine, I would really appreciate it.

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Re: How to choose Server or PC for EVE, what CPU?

Post by Uldis (UD) » Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:50 am

Hyper V is not in our supported list
https://www.eve-ng.net/index.php/docume ... quirement/

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Re: How to choose Server or PC for EVE, what CPU?

Post by spykasgr » Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:25 pm

Hello Uldis ,

is there a way to change/tweak the swap memory .

We have a very intensive lab with windows server , ISE , ASAv , including 12 IOL , 24 qemu an d 6 docker
We have 44 cores , 96 RAM 1.2 T storage . The cores and memory status is 80% the disk is 20% but the swap memory is 100%.
The user experience is slow...

Thank you in advanced

Spyros

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