Deciding where to install the management database

Each audit installation has a single audit management server and audit management database. The management database is a Microsoft SQL Server database that stores information about the installation such as the Active Directory sites or subnets associated with each audit store.

The computer you use for the audit management database should have reliable, high-speed network connectivity. The management database does not store the captured sessions, and is, therefore, much smaller than the audit store databases. There are no specific sizing requirements or recommendations for the management database.

You can use the following guideline as the recommended minimum hardware configuration for the computer you use as the management database:

Computer used for Number of concurrent sessions CPU cores CPU speed Memory

Management database


1 to 2

2.33 GHz

8 GB

The audit management server is a Windows service that performs two main tasks:

  • The service collects audit trail events on the management database, then sends them to the audit store database.
  • The service automatically calculates the approximate disk space used by audited sessions.