Hardware Requirements

The ISLE host server can be a personal computer, physical server, virtual machine (VM) or cloud service. An SSH connection with a user that has root or admin privileges is necessary.

If you need help requesting a server environment, please see the Sample IT Department Request Letter.

Known working operating systems and distributions:

Please select your hardware environment:


Production Server

Below are the recommended minimum specifications for a production server. The server can be a local or hosted physical server or virtual machine, or it can be a cloud hosted platform (AWS, GCP, etc.).

  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or CentOS 7.x running on a server or virtual machine
  • Minimum 2 CPU's (with 1-4 cores each)
  • 16-32 GB of RAM is recommended
  • 30-50GB for the server OS and overhead
  • Sufficient hard drive or attached storage to hold your collection
For Migrations only
Please ensure you have enough storage space for your entire collection or that you can access those data via a network or other file-sharing protocol.

Please continue by selecting: Software Dependencies.


Staging Server

Below are the recommended minimum specifications for a staging server. The server can be a local or hosted physical server or virtual machine, or it can be a cloud hosted platform (AWS, GCP, etc.).

  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or CentOS 7.x running on a server or virtual machine
  • Minimum 2 CPU's (with 1-4 cores each)
  • 8-16 GB of RAM is recommended
  • 30-50GB for the server OS and overhead
  • Sufficient hard drive or attached storage to hold your collection

Please continue by selecting: Software Dependencies.


Personal Computer (Demo or Local)

Below are the recommended specifications for a personal computer running a Demo ISLE Installation:

  • Your own OS (Mac OSX, Windows 10, Linux, etc.)
  • Minimum of 2 CPU cores
  • 8-16 GB of RAM is recommended
  • Sufficient hard drive or attached storage to hold a small test collection (depending on your testing ~5-10GB for objects and their derivatives)

Please continue by selecting: Software Dependencies.