FreeRadius Server Sizing recommendations

A.L.M.Buxey at A.L.M.Buxey at
Thu Sep 4 10:10:27 CEST 2014


>    As said bellow the thread, use benchmarking tools. 
>    I am authentication 15k users in AD (3 times as much of you), Vmware VM.
>    3-5k daily users and 512-800MB of RAM is more than enough for me for
>    running FreeRadius (in fact in memory the binaries only use 70MB).  The
>    detail accounting only grows in the tune of 3GB per month. The MySQL
>    database is on another server. As for the MySQL server you may need more
>    1-2GB, so 4GB is more than enough for a dedicated server without bloat and
>    FreeRadius + MySQL). My CPU requirements are also *very* low, two CPUs
>    load average: 0.00, 0.01, 0.05.

I'd agree (though we use postgresql for better performance ;-) ) - however I'm not going to make
ANY recommendations off the hoof on this list due to future implications on it - such as 
'you said it would work with XXXX but its not so I'm suing you' :\


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