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EMS Administration Guide

Hardware configuration when FortiGates are connected to EMS

The following table shows the configurations with the following host hardware configuration:

  • EMS and SQL Server run on the same Windows Server machine
  • Up to 100 FortiGates connected to the EMS
  • Up to 20 Zero Trust tags configured
Number of managed endpoints Number of virtual CPUs Memory (RAM) (in GB) Suggested keep alive interval
Up to 5000 6 8 Default (60 seconds)
5000 to 10000 8 10 Default (60 seconds)
10000 to 20000 12 16 120 seconds
20000 to 30000 16 20 120 seconds
30000 to 40000 22 24 120 seconds
40000 to 50000 30 28 120 seconds

The following table shows the configurations with the following host hardware configuration:

  • EMS and SQL Server run on different Windows Server machines
  • Up to 100 FortiGates connected to the EMS
  • Up to 20 Zero Trust tags configured

Number of managed endpoints

EMS server machine SQL server machine Suggested keep alive interval
Number of virtual CPUs Memory (RAM) (in GB) Number of virtual CPUs Memory (RAM) (in GB)
10000 to 20000 4 4 10 12 120 seconds
20000 to 30000 6 4 14 16 120 seconds
30000 to 40000 6 6 18 24 120 seconds
40000 to 50000 8 6 26 26 120 seconds
50000 to 75000 10 8 30 34 120 seconds

75000 to 150000

14

12

48

56

180 seconds

The following table shows the configurations with the following host hardware configuration:

  • EMS and SQL Server run on the same Windows Server machine
  • Up to 300 FortiGates connected to the EMS
  • Up to 20 Zero Trust tags configured

Number of managed endpoints

Number of virtual CPUs

Memory (RAM) (in GB)

Suggested keep alive interval

10000 to 20000

20

22

120 seconds

The following table shows the configurations with the following host hardware configuration:

  • EMS and SQL Server run on different Windows Server machines
  • Up to 300 FortiGates connected to the EMS
  • Up to 20 Zero Trust tags configured

Number of managed endpoints

EMS server machine

SQL server machine

Suggested keep alive interval

Number of virtual CPUs

Memory (RAM) (in GB)

Number of virtual CPUs

Memory (RAM) (in GB)

10000 to 20000

10

10

12

14

120 seconds

The following table shows the configurations with the following host hardware configuration:

  • EMS and SQL Server run on the same Windows Server machine
  • Up to 100 FortiGates connected to the EMS
  • Up to 20 Zero Trust tags configured
Number of managed endpoints Number of virtual CPUs Memory (RAM) (in GB) Suggested keep alive interval
Up to 5000 6 8 Default (60 seconds)
5000 to 10000 8 10 Default (60 seconds)
10000 to 20000 12 16 120 seconds
20000 to 30000 16 20 120 seconds
30000 to 40000 22 24 120 seconds
40000 to 50000 30 28 120 seconds

The following table shows the configurations with the following host hardware configuration:

  • EMS and SQL Server run on different Windows Server machines
  • Up to 100 FortiGates connected to the EMS
  • Up to 20 Zero Trust tags configured

Number of managed endpoints

EMS server machine SQL server machine Suggested keep alive interval
Number of virtual CPUs Memory (RAM) (in GB) Number of virtual CPUs Memory (RAM) (in GB)
10000 to 20000 4 4 10 12 120 seconds
20000 to 30000 6 4 14 16 120 seconds
30000 to 40000 6 6 18 24 120 seconds
40000 to 50000 8 6 26 26 120 seconds
50000 to 75000 10 8 30 34 120 seconds

75000 to 150000

14

12

48

56

180 seconds

The following table shows the configurations with the following host hardware configuration:

  • EMS and SQL Server run on the same Windows Server machine
  • Up to 300 FortiGates connected to the EMS
  • Up to 20 Zero Trust tags configured

Number of managed endpoints

Number of virtual CPUs

Memory (RAM) (in GB)

Suggested keep alive interval

10000 to 20000

20

22

120 seconds

The following table shows the configurations with the following host hardware configuration:

  • EMS and SQL Server run on different Windows Server machines
  • Up to 300 FortiGates connected to the EMS
  • Up to 20 Zero Trust tags configured

Number of managed endpoints

EMS server machine

SQL server machine

Suggested keep alive interval

Number of virtual CPUs

Memory (RAM) (in GB)

Number of virtual CPUs

Memory (RAM) (in GB)

10000 to 20000

10

10

12

14

120 seconds