Chapter 2. System Requirements

This chapter outlines the minimum hardware and software requirements to install the Red Hat Gluster Storage Console.

Important

Ensure that all requirements are met before installation starts. Missing requirements can result in Red Hat Gluster Storage Console environment to not function as expected.

2.1. Hardware Requirements

The Red Hat Gluster Storage Console environment requires:
  • One machine to act as the management server
  • One or more machines to act as storage servers. At least two machines are required to support replicated volumes.
  • One or more machines to be used as clients to access the Administration Portal.

2.1.1. Management Server Requirements

The hardware requirements outlines are for a small to medium sized deployment. The requirements can vary for larger or smaller deployment sizes.

Minimum Requirements

  • A dual core CPU.
  • 4 GB of available system RAM that is not being consumed by existing processes.
  • One Network Interface Card (NIC) with bandwidth of at least 1 Gbps.

Recommended Requirements

  • A quad core CPU or multiple dual core CPUs.
  • 16 GB of available system RAM that is not being consumed by existing processes.
  • One Network Interface Card (NIC) with bandwidth of at least 1 Gbps.
  • An out of band management card to manage and monitor the Red Hat Gluster Storage Console node even when the server is down.