These are generic hardware requirements for PortaSwitch components. Please note these requirements may vary to serve particular purposes in specific networks.

contactIn order to ensure the chosen hardware set 100% satisfies the requirements and provides adequate performance, submit your preferred configuration to PortaOne engineering team for review
prior to placing an order with your hardware vendor.

ComponentBilling, Web & Replica DB, Web, PortaSIP ServersDB ServersConfiguration Server
Minimum CPUs 2x Quad-Core
Recommended CPUs 2x Hexa-Core
Minimum RAM 16GB
Recommended RAM 32GB
RAID* RAID 1 RAID 1+0
Minimum disk space 250GB 300GB 500GB
Recommended disk space 1TB 600GB 2TB
  10K/15K rpm disks  

* You need to turn on the RAID's option "Force Write Back" into Always mode for Dell hardware.

Total Number of Servers per Installation

 PortaBillingPortaSwitchPortaSwitch
Procinctus
Billing Server 1 1 2
Web & Replica DB Server 1 1 NA
Web Server NA NA 2
DB Server 1 1 2
PortaSIP Servers NA 1 3
Configuration Server 1 1 1
Total 4 5 10

Please note that all servers must:

  • Have DVD-ROM drive or USB slot
  • Have two network (Gigabit Ethernet) ports
  • Have a remote access card like Dell iDRAC Enterprise, HP iLO Advanced (or be connected to IP KVM and remote power switch)

PortaSwitch® can be installed from optical discs (an IDE or a USB DVD-ROM) or from USB flash drives

Please avoid any entry-level or desktop-oriented components - use only high-performance ones, for example:

  • RAID must be write cache enabled
  • CPUs must be of the server type (Xeon or Opteron), with 64bit support, released in 2010 or later, with frequency of 2.2GHz or higher
  • Network adapter must be the "server" model

Download HW compatibility CDIn order to identify whether PortaSwitch can be installed on the specific server you plan to purchase, you must use the "Hardware compatibility CD", provided by PortaOne. Download the CD image and burn it on the CD using any of the CD-recording programs. Boot up from this CD, and PortaSwitch test utility will detect if all of the required components (e.g. network interface) are available and supported by Linux (RedHat).

Additional Reading

HW Requirements

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