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Limitations to Packet Analysis Sensors

The number of nodes you can monitor is limited by the data throughput per node, the number of cores, and the amount of RAM available on the monitoring server.

The system requirements increase for every 100 Mbps of traffic.

sensor limitations value
Maximum throughput (NPAS and SPAS) 1 Gbps
Maximum number of nodes per sensor (NPAS) 50 nodes
Maximum number of node and application pairs
(NPAS and SPAS)
50,000 pairs
Maximum number of sensors deployed on your network 1,000 sensors
Maximum number of applications per node or sensor
(NPAS and SPAS)
1,000 applications per node