What are the system requirements for the RDS Linux sensor?
The RDS Linux sensor is designed to run on any recent major version of the following 64-bit (amd64) Linux distributions.
Note: Containers are not supported.
Supported operating system
Red Hat 6
Red Hat 7
Suse Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 - SP4
Given the lightweight nature of the RDS sensor, there are no significant requirements regarding the CPU; any machine capable of properly running the supported versions of the operating system should be able to run the client sensor without any noticeable impact.
The RDS Linux sensor's performance relies heavily on RAM buffers. A typical Linux sensor's RAM consumption is 100 MB, however in some rare circumstances (for example, when the server is under high load or there is a long network break), the sensor may use 500 MB of RAM.