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Old 11-21-2019, 08:34 AM
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With a current monthly load of 4+ million HL7 messages per month and plans to grow…

What is the recommend about of CPU/RAM required for a dedicated MS SQL Server to support Mirth Connect?

At what point (message count) should we consider upgrading from Community Edition to a Mirth Appliance? What version/level of Mirth Appliance should we peruse based on monthly message count?

As our customer base grows, we are also interested in clustering to improve up-time during maintenance windows. What would be the best version/level in this regard as well?

Thank you for your input!
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Old 12-03-2019, 07:48 AM
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It depends.......

I have not seen anything out there that equates message volume to server resourcing. This is probably because the processing is so dependent on your channel configuration and what you are doing with Mirth.

We process about 25 Million messages per month. This is a mixture of SFTP, AWS, Webservice, direct database connections, etc. Processing EDI, HL7, FHIR bundles, and Bulk Data Extracts.

We run a single Mirth VM
  • 6 CPUs
  • 12 GB RAM
  • 1 TB for the MC database on an MS SQL server

We track are system utilization and plan capacity based off of that.

Hope this helps
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Old 12-04-2019, 12:35 AM
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Default Varies greatly...

you can move a lot more straight ADT from A->B than performing a ton of sequential row lookups and forwarding off that.

We move about 700k messages in a month. Because we are so small and so remote, we have a load balanced set of mirth engines running via HAProxy.

FYI we proxy SQL Server with HAProxy. People told me it can't be done, but they were wrong. We use CloudWave, and they are rather fun to deal with on Firewall changes, so we just have the HAProxy IPs (load balanced) have the hole via the firewall, and then everything needs to connect to the data repo, hits the proxy. HAProxy for the win.

back to Mirth - we don't process much, but uptime is critical - and ease of maintenance is a wonderful thing! I can take one down, do updates to the server, bring it backup, take the other down, do the updates, etc. No downtime... in fact, we've never had a downtime that was not intentional with our mirth systems. the mirth product is remarkable!
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Old 12-04-2019, 06:36 PM
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We intentionally never use the appliance since it prevents you from using a potentially rich set of tools that run natively on the operating system (in our case Linux). However we do license Mirth connect - the core license pack is really a steal. Appliance or not, it's channel history and SSL plugins are worth the asking price alone.

For a larger install we run on AWS, 4 CPU, 16Gb memory with postgres as mirth's DB engine running on a different server.
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