What are the system requirements for a Metric Insights server?
This article explains the minimum and recommended system specifications for the Metric Insights server.
System Requirements for Pilot Instances
- 6GB RAM
- 2-4 Cores
- 50GB+ Storage
On Amazon EC2, this roughly equates to about an M3 Large.
System Requirements for Production Instances
- 12GB RAM
- 4-8 cores
- 100GB+ on high performance storage (SSD or 10k rpm disks)
A Note about Virtual Machines
Metric Insights can be deployed as a virtual appliance, for pilot instances as well as for production instances. (See Deploy Metric Insights as a Virtual Appliance for more information.) If you choose this option, then your virtual machine should meet the requirements laid out above.
It's important to understand that the Metric Insights virtual appliance is a virtual machine. You do not need to create your own virtual machine to serve as a host. In fact, the host machine should be a physical machine, not a virtual machine. If your IT department offers to provide a virtual server to serve as a host for Metric Insights, then they must certainly be running one of the common virtualization environments. In that case, simply send the Metric Insights virtual appliance to them and ask them to 'import' it.