[Bro] 10 Gb capable Bro cluster

Patrick Storm storm at tacc.utexas.edu
Fri Apr 3 08:40:56 PDT 2015


We have a cluster that is capable of processing 10Gb/sec.

3x worker nodes:
- Dell R730
- Dual E5-2690 v3 CPUs
- 128Gb of RAM
- 1x Myricom card with Sniffer license ( 10G-PCIE2-8C2-2S+SNF3)

We run a proxy on our master node, and on each of the worker nodes. On each of the worker nodes we run 22 worker threads.

We found that setting a 32Gb buffer for Myricom to use does a lot to help out with bursts when Bro can’t keep up.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Patrick Storm
Texas Advanced Computing Center – UT Austin

From: Earl Eiland
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 4:52 PM
To: "bro at bro.org<mailto:bro at bro.org>"
Subject: [Bro] 10 Gb capable Bro cluster

Has anyone built a Bro cluster capable of processing packets at 10Gb/sec?  If so, what hardware did you use?

Best Regards,

Earl Eiland,
Sr. Cyber Security Engineer,
Emerging Technologies, root9B,
San Antonio, Texas

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