Hardware requirements

Before installing StorageGRID software, verify and configure hardware so that it is ready to support the StorageGRID system.

The following table lists the supported minimum resource requirements for each StorageGRID node. Use these values to ensure that the number of StorageGRID nodes you plan to run on each physical or virtual host does not exceed the number of CPU cores or the physical RAM available. If the hosts are not dedicated to running StorageGRID (not recommended), be sure to consider the resource requirements of the other applications.

Type of node CPU cores RAM
Admin 8 24 GB
Storage 8 24 GB
Gateway 8 24 GB
Archive 8 24 GB
Note: If hyperthreading is enabled on the underlying physical hosts, you can provide 8 virtual cores (4 physical cores) per node. If hyperthreading is not enabled on the underlying physical hosts, you must provide 8 physical cores per node.
Note: If you are using virtual machines as hosts and have control over the size and number of VMs, you should use a single VM for each StorageGRID node and size the VM according to the table.
Note: For production deployments, you should not run multiple Storage Nodes on the same physical or virtual host. Each Storage Node in a single StorageGRID deployment should be in its own isolated failure domain. You can maximize the durability and availability of object data if you ensure that a single hardware failure can only impact a single Storage Node.