This article demonstrates how to assess your hardware system requirements manually via the use of system monitoring tools. Using the expected and the peak volume of messages, you can simulate the demand of messages using the HL7 Simulator. Then, using the system monitoring tools you can monitor the load effects on your system with regards to:
- Disk usage
- CPU usage
- Network usage
Note: This tutorial explains how to determine the system requirements using a sample scenario. To determine your own system requirements, you should use your actual data and custom channel settings.