Follow the recommendations for minimum and recommended hardware and software specifications.
Hardware and software requirements may vary depending on the machine and operating system.
The minimum hardware specifications to install and effectively operate Couchbase Server are:
- Dual-core x86 CPU running at 2GHz.
- 4GB RAM (physical).
- A block-based storage device (hard disk, SSD, EBS, iSCSI).
Network file systems such as CIFS and NFS are not supported.
The recommended hardware specifications to install and effectively operate Couchbase Server include:
- Four core 64-bit x86 CPU running at 3GHz; six cores when using Cross Datacenter Replication (XDCR) and Views.
- 16GB RAM (physical).
- A local block-based storage device (hard disk, SSD). Network filesystems such as CIFS and NFS are not supported.
These recommended specifications do not take into account your intended workload. You should follow the sizing guidelines detailed in Sizing Guidelines when deciding on machine specifications to run Couchbase Server.