System Requirements

Openfiler is compatible with 64-bit industry standard server hardware. It can also be installed in a virtual machine environment as a guest OS in Citrix XenServer, and VMware vSphere.

For production deployment in either virtualized or bare-metal configuration, we recommend 64-bit Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron architecture processors for best performance.

Bare Metal Installation

Recommended Specifications
  • 64-bit 1.6GHz or higher performance processor
  • 16GB or higher of RAM
  • 8GB disk space for memory swap area
  • 16GB disk space for Openfiler OS installation
  • 1Gb Ethernet network interface
  • Separate storage volumes/disks for data export
  • Hardware RAID controller

Virtualization Installation

VMware specifications Xen/parallels specifications
  • 64-bit VMware hypervisor
  • VMware Player, VMware Server, VMware ESX compatible
  • Symbios or Buslogic virtual SCSI disk driver
  • IDE virtual disk driver
  • 8GB minimum virtual RAM
  • Virtual network interface
  • 64-bit hypervisor / VMM
  • Raw, LVM, or virtual block device
  • 8GB minimum virtual RAM
  • Virtual network interface