System requirements

The following topics explain the system requirements for installing CloudByte ElastiStor.

  • CloudByte Storage Controller node is built on commodity servers.
  • The connectivity between Controller and Storage is either on Ethernet (iSCSI) or on SFF-8088 SAS cables.
  • ElastiStor OS is built using FreeBSD 9 as the base platform and therefore CloudByte ElastiStor’s Hardware Supported List is similar to that of FreeBSD 9 Release version.

Minimum hardware requirements to build CloudByte ElastiStor Node

  • Supported AMD64, Intel 64 (x86-64), or i386 Processor and System Board (with Dual Core Processor and 8GB of RAM)
  • Four 1 Gigabit Ethernet Controller Cards
  • One or more SAS HBAs, depending on the number of disk arrays connected
  • OS boot disk drive size of 20 GB. However, the recommended size is 2.4 * RAM size + 33GB

Minimum hardware requirements for CloudByte ElastiCenter

  • Supported AMD64, Intel 64 (x86-64), or i386 Processor and System Board (with Dual Core Processor and 8GB of RAM)
  • OS boot disk drive size of 20 GB. However, the recommended size is 2.4 * RAM size + 33GB
  • 1 Gigabit Ethernet Controller Cards

For supported list of

High Availability requirements

For details, see HA prerequisites.

Hardware Compatibility List

For the complete list of compatible hardware, see Hardware Compatibility List.