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Prerequisite for installing a storage node

Overview

This topic explains the software, hardware, and other prerequisites for installing an inSync storage node.

Hardware prerequisites

The hardware required for installing an inSync storage node are as follows.

Hardware Minimum Requirement
CPU 64-bit, quad core processor
RAM 8 GB or 4 GB per TB of storage, whichever is higher. The actual requirement may vary depending on your setup.
Disk space 125 MB for installalling inSync storage node

Software prerequisites

The software required for installing inSync storage node are as follows.

Software Requirement
Operating System

Any one of the following:

  • Windows 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit)
  • Windows 2012 Server (64-bit)
  • Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit)
  • RHEL 6.3 (64-bit)

Other prerequisites

The other requirements for installing inSync storage node are as follows.

Requirement Description
Open port numbers

By default, an inSync storage node uses the following two ports:

  • Web UI port: This port is required for Web restores. By default, port 443 is used for this purpose. 
  • Backup port: This port is required for backups and for communication with the master server. By default port 6061 is used for this purpose.

Either keep the default ports open or use two open ports exclusively for inSync.

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