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QoreStor Current Version - Interoperability Guide

Hardware requirements

The hardware requirements for QoreStor installation differ depending on whether you are installing QoreStor in Object Direct mode or standard mode.

Hardware requirements for standard installations

QoreStor can be installed in one of four modes: Large, Standard, Cloud Optimized, and Demo. Each installation mode has different minimum installation requirements, as described below. Refer to QoreStor installation modes for more information on the installation modes.

NOTE: The table below lists the minimum hardware requirements for installation. Refer to "QoreStor Sizing Guidelines" in the QoreStor Interoperability Guide for information on sizing your QoreStor server.

Table 5: Hardware requirements for installation
  Large Mode Standard Mode Cloud Optimized Mode Demo Mode
CPU cores 32 4 4 4
RAM 64 GB 24 GB 14 GB 6 GB
Storage capacity

Minimum of 500GB free space on repository volume.

Minimum of 1 TB free space on metadata volume 3.2 TB is recommended

Minimum of 500GB free space on repository volume.

Minimum of 600 GB free space on metadata volume. 1.5 TB is recommended

Minimum of 500GB free space on repository volume. Minimum of 50GB free space on repository volume.
Additional storage requirements

Storage back-end should support:

  • 20,000 IOPS for sequential writes
  • 20,000 IOPS for Metadata with random writes
  • 450 IOPS for data volume with random writes.

  • Recommended back-end configuration is:
    • RAID 6 with 48 to 60 disks for repository
    • RAID1 or RAID10 with 2 to 4 drives for metadata.

    Maximum supported physical capacity is 360TB

  • Storage back-end should support:

    • 450 IOPS for sequential writes
    • 450 IOPS with random writes

    Recommended back-end configuration is RAID 6 with 12 disks.

    Maximum supported physical capacity is 150TB

    Storage back-end should support:

    • 450 IOPS for sequential writes
    • 450 IOPS with random writes

    Recommended back-end configuration is RAID 6 with 6 disks.

    Maximum supported physical capacity is 43TB

    When installing in Demo mode, QoreStor does not perform a pre-check for IOPS

    Maximum supported physical capacity is 100GB

    Hardware requirements for installation in Object Direct mode

    When installed in an object direct configuration, QoreStor can be installed in one of three modes: Large, Standard, and Cloud Optimized. Each installation mode has different minimum installation requirements, as described below. Refer to QoreStor installation modes for more information on the installation modes.

    NOTE: The table below lists the minimum hardware requirements for installation. Refer to "QoreStor Sizing Guidelines" in the QoreStor Interoperability Guide for information on sizing your QoreStor server.

    Table 6: Hardware requirements for installation
      Large Mode Standard Mode Cloud Optimized Mode
    CPU cores 32 8 4
    RAM 64 GB 32 GB 16 GB
    Dictionary Size 256 GB 256 GB 64 GB
    Storage capacity

    Minimum of 10 TB free space on metadata volume

    Minimum of 4 TB free space on metadata volume

    Minimum of 1 TB free space on metadata volume
    Additional storage requirements

    Storage back-end should support:

    • 450 IOPS for metadata volume sequential writes
    • 450 IOPS for metadata volume random writes

    Storage back-end should support:

    • 450 IOPS for metadata volume sequential writes
    • 450 IOPS for metadata volume random writes

    Storage back-end should support:

    • 450 IOPS for metadata volume sequential writes
    • 450 IOPS for metadata volume random writes

    Networking requirements

    The following network configurations need to be made in order to successfully install and run QoreStor.

    NOTE: If you install QoreStor with the -f option, or answer yes to the prompt regarding firewall changes, the QoreStor installer will ensure these ports are open.

    Port configuration

    The ports below need to be available for the QoreStor service:

    Component/Function Ports required
    UI / Cloud Tier
    • 80
    • 5233
    OST / RDA1
    • 9920
    • 10011
    • 11000
    NFS1
    • 111
    • 2049
    Replication
    • 9904
    • 9911
    • 9915
    • 9916
    CIFS1
    • 138
    • 139
    • 445
    Object (S3)
    • 9000
    NDMP
    • 10000
    • 43000-43040
    RDA-NDMP
    • 12000-12127

    iSCSI

    • 3260

    Secure Connect2

    • 9443
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