System Requirements

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Although I have found the system requirements for EPiServer CMS 5 on this website I can not find any detail about number of processors, RAM and storage requirements etc.

We are baselining for our 1000 person Intranet. 

Can anyone point me in the right direction? 

#32958
Sep 25, 2009 17:39
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There's no hard and fast benchmarks for EPiServer as it depends on a number of factors, i.e. the number of concurrent requests and sessions that you're likely to have to support and the functionality that your pages will deliver.  

 

With EPiServer installs I would always recommend a lot of RAM as you can leverage the caching functionality to minimise the database hits and maximise performance.

EPiServer is an ASP.NET web application that uses SQL Server, so there's a lot of information and guidance out there regarding load and performance for the platform in general.

Ultimately, the only way to be sure is to perform a proper load test to check that your planned rig will support your system and users. Given that your user base is only 1000 people I would start with a single server [with lots of RAM, ofc] and build from there.

#33296
Oct 07, 2009 11:30
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Oh, and bear in mind your requirements for resilience and plan for disaster recovery as well - i.e. what would be the impact of a server failing, how would you go about getting a replacement in, etc.

A lot of web server farms and database clusters are justified on the basis of resilience rather than load management.

#33297
Oct 07, 2009 11:32
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