System Requirements

Minimum Hardware Requirements


Processor 64bit 2GHz CPU

Memory 2 GB RAM

HDD SATA/SAS controller (hardware RAID controller recommended)

Network Network Interface Card (multi-cards 1 Gb/s recommended for bonding)


Note: Minimum hardware requirements allow running all functions separately with a limited number of clients or users.

Note: Recommendations below are only examples and may vary depending on destinated usage.


iSCSI (only) Storage with 20 LUNs with direct attached HDDs


Processor 64bit Quad Core 2GHz CPU

Memory 8 GB RAM

HDD HW RAID controller with 16 SATA disks

Network 1 x 10GbE interface or 4 x 1GbE interface

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iSCSI HA storage cluster, serving 20 LUNs


Processor 2 x 64bit Quad Core 2GHz CPU

Memory 16 GB RAM

HDD HW RAID controller with 16 SATA disks

Network 1 x 10 GbE interface and 5 x 1GbE interfaces

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NAS (only) storage with 100 clients and ADS authentication


Processor 64bit Quad Core 2GHz CPU

Memory 8 GB RAM

HDD HW RAID controller with 16 SAS disks

Network 1 x 10GbE interface or 6 x 1GbE interface

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Storage for virtualization / cloud using NFS data access for VMware


Processor 64bit Quad Core 2GHz CPU

Memory 8 GB RAM

HDD HW RAID controller with 16 SAS disks

Network 1 x 10GbE interface and 1 x 1GbE interface

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FC storage serving 20 target LUNs


Processor 64bit Quad Core 2GHz CPU

Memory 8 GB RAM

HDD HW RAID controller with 16 SAS disks

Network 1 x 1GbE interface

FC HBA 2 x 8Gb ports

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Cheap NAS solution for 10 users and software RAID configuration


Processor 64bit Dual Core 2GHz CPU

Memory 4 GB RAM

HDD Integrated SATA controller with 4 SATA disks

Network 2 x 1GbE interface



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