2.2. Hardware Requirements
Table 2.1. Stand-Alone Database and Embedded Database Satellite Hardware Requirements
|Stand-Alone Database||Embedded Database|
|Required - Pentium IV processor, 2.4GHz, 512K cache or equivalent||Required - Pentium IV processor, 2.4GHz, 512K cache or equivalent|
|Recommended - Pentium IV processor, 2.4GHz dual processor, 512K cache or equivalent||Recommended - Pentium IV processor, 2.4GHz dual processor, 512K cache or equivalent|
|Required - 2 GB of memory||Required - 2 GB of memory|
|Recommended - 4 GB of memory||Strongly recommended - 4 GB of memory|
|3 GB storage for base install of Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS||3 GB storage for base install of Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS|
| 6 GB storage per channel, in the || 6 GB storage per channel, in the |
|Recommended - an external SAN for more reliable backups||Recommended - an external SAN for more reliable backups|
| 12 GB storage for the database repository, in the |
|Strongly recommended - a SCSI drive connected to a level 5 RAID|
|Separate partition (or better, a separate set of physical disks) for storing backups. This can be any directory specifiable at backup time.|
- Two processors
- 2 GB of memory
/etc/sysconfig/rhn/rhnsdconfiguration file of the client systems significantly increases the load on those components.
- The Stand-Alone Database must not run on the same server as the RHN Satellite Server.
- The package repository may be any large storage device easily and securely accessed by the other components. The space requirements depend on the number of packages that will be stored. Default Red Hat channels contain approximately 3 GB of packages each, and that size grows with each synchronization; customers must also account for the space requirements of packages in their own private channels. Whatever storage solution the customer chooses, its mount point may be defined during the installation process.