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Global File Cache: What are physical hardware requirements for an Edge or Core server

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Applies to

  • Global File Cache (GFC)
  • Core 
  • Edge 

 

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Physical Requirements

  • CPU: Minimum 4 vCPU
  • RAM: Minimum 16GB
  • Network Adapter: Dedicated Single or Redundant 1Gbps NIC
  • Disk: 10k RPM SAS HDD or SSD (preferred)
  • Raid Controller: Write back caching functionality enabled (IMPORTANT)

Partition Sizing Requirements

C:\ Minimum 250 GB (system/Boot volume)

D:\ Minimum 1TB (Separate Data Volume for GFC Intelligent File Cache*)

     *Minimum size is 2x the active data set. The Cache Volume (D:\) can be extended and is only restricted by the limitations of the Microsoft Windows NTFS file system. A cache volume is not required on Cores as Cores do not cache data.

 

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