[pve-devel] [PATCH docs] Update recommended system requirements

Alwin Antreich a.antreich at proxmox.com
Mon Feb 25 10:51:06 CET 2019

Adds additional recommendations for Ceph and ZFS

Signed-off-by: Alwin Antreich <a.antreich at proxmox.com>
 pve-system-requirements.adoc | 22 +++++++++++++++-------
 1 file changed, 15 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

diff --git a/pve-system-requirements.adoc b/pve-system-requirements.adoc
index 52aa608..bb6dce3 100644
--- a/pve-system-requirements.adoc
+++ b/pve-system-requirements.adoc
@@ -31,18 +31,26 @@ Minimum Requirements, for Evaluation
 Recommended System Requirements
-* CPU: 64bit (Intel EMT64 or AMD64), Multi core CPU recommended
+* Intel EMT64 or AMD64 with Intel VT/AMD-V CPU flag.
-* Intel VT/AMD-V capable CPU/Mainboard for KVM Full Virtualization support
+* Memory, minimum 2 GB for OS and Proxmox VE services. Plus designated memory
+  for guests. For Ceph or ZFS additional memory is required, approximately 1 GB
+  memory for every TB used storage.
+* Fast and redundant storage, best results with SSD disks.
-* RAM: 8 GB RAM, plus additional RAM used for guests
+* OS storage: Hardware RAID with batteries protected write cache (``BBU'') or
+  non-RAID with ZFS and SSD cache.
-* Hardware RAID with batteries protected write cache (``BBU'') or flash
- based protection
+* VM storage: For local storage use a hardware RAID with battery backed
+  write cache (BBU) or non-RAID for ZFS. Neither ZFS nor Ceph are compatible
+  with a hardware RAID controller. Shared and distributed storage is also
+  possible.
-* Fast hard drives, best results with 15k rpm SAS, Raid10
+* Redundant Gbit NICs, additional NICs depending on the preferred storage
+  technology and cluster setup – 10 Gbit and higher is also supported.
-* At least two NICs, depending on the used storage technology you need more
+* For PCI passthrough a CPU with VT-d/AMD-d CPU flag is needed.
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