When is it time to upgrade hardware?
basic question - but when is it time to upgrade my hardware?
when the processor is constantly running at 50%?
when the memory is constantly at 70%?
my alix is sitting at 1-4% idle with 60% mem usage and 13% disk usage. chugs along quite merrily running snort for the ports I have open and the servers I have.
does a faster processor give any gain under a light load?
Nope…. You should consider more memory. But nothing alarming.....
Cry Havok last edited by
Without knowing what the actual specs are, it's hard to say anything definitive.
However, with 60% memory usage you've got 40% unused so plenty of headroom. I'd say that it's time to updgrade when:
a) Memory passes 90% (excluding the disk cache) or you're hitting swap
b) CPU usage regularly hits 100% and stays there
Disk usage is often down to logs or proxy caches so you can easily clean out the logs or the cache.