What are the system requirements for a Metric Insights server?
This article lists the minimum system requirements for the Metric Insights server. This assumes a single node for a Simple Install. It can also apply to a single node for an Orchestrated Deployment (multi-node environment).
System Requirements for Pilot Instances
- 4 Core
- 16 GB RAM
- 500 GB HD total
- /opt or /app
On AWS, this equates to an m5.xlarge EC2 instance type.
On Azure, this equates to a D4ds v4 VM instance size.
System Requirements for Production Instances
- 8 Core
- 32 GB RAM
- 1 TB+ HD total
- /opt or /app
On AWS, this equates to an m5.2xlarge EC2 or instance type.
On Azure, this equates to a D8ds v4 VM instance size.
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.