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System Resource Requirements

Although resource requirements will largely depend on the size and resource demands of your Couchbase deployment, there are some minimum and recommended specifications that you should follow.
Minimum Specifications* Recommended Specifications**

CPU

2 GHz dual core x86_64

3 GHz quad core x86_64 and above

3 GHz six core x86_64 when using Cross Datacenter Replication (XDCR) and Views

RAM

4 GB (physical)

16 GB (physical) and above

Storage (disk space)

8 GB (block-based; HDD, SSD, EBS, iSCSI)

Network file systems such as CIFS and NFS are not supported.

16 GB and above (block-based; HDD, SSD, EBS, iSCSI)

Network file systems such as CIFS and NFS are not supported.

*You can reduce the CPU and RAM resources below the Minimum Specifications for development and testing purposes. Resources can be as low as 1 GB of free RAM beyond operating system requirements, and a single CPU core. However, you must adhere to the Minimum Specifications for production.

**The Recommended Specifications don’t take into account your intended workload. You should follow the sizing guidelines when determining system specifications for your Couchbase Server deployment.