We plan to migrate The Dude server from older version to current v6 and looking for a help in choosing the right platform for a new server.
Our options are: CCR1036-12G-4S OR CHR on regular VMware ESXi hypervisor.
Number of monitored MikroTik boxes: ~150 + the same number of simple monitoring of peripheral devices.
Here is my vision on that:
+ No additional hardware (if you already have virtualization environment deployed).
+ Easy to add resources, increase disk space. (NOT SURE about adding vCPUs)
+ Easy to backup/restore as a regular VM (if backup system is already implemented in your virtualization environment).
- License is required. But the price for P1 (1Gbps would be enough I believe), even 10G is cheap.
- Shared resource pool that can potentially cause unpredictable performance issue.
+ Predicted performance, dedicated resources. (NOT SURE, will all the cores of CCR be used by The Dude server processes?)
- This particular model CCR1036-12G-4S doesn't have SD card connector or internal USB connector. That means external FLASH/HDD will be outside of the box.
- Single point of failure that will not be possible to replace quickly OR you have to keep another CCR in stock.
- Need external server/storage to perform periodic backup of The Dude server.
Another option that we are looking for is the way to implement redundancy. Is there any way to cluster a couple of CCRs or CHRs in active/standby mode?
Please advise and share your thoughts.