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Has anyone used a gzip compression card with Splunk?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I'm finding a lot over process on our server utilizing the gzip commands which results in our 24 core CPU server spiking to 100% (across all 24 cores). We are considering using installing a gzip compression / uncompression hardware card to offload ALL gzip command processes to this card.

Has anyone else used such a card, if so any benefits to it/cautions against it?

The device we are thinking of using is an AHA compression card, if it matters.

http://www.aha.com/index.php/products-2/data-compression/

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Re: Has anyone used a gzip compression card with Splunk?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

our tests found the cost of the card vs th cost of HW to be a deciding factor, we advise against it.

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