Hardware selection

Hardware Requirements

For information on hardware requirements, see Hardware Advice in perfSONAR documentation.

Number of perfSONAR Servers

The perfSONAR Toolkit can function in a number of different configurations. For information on servers combinations, see Server Count.

perfSONAR on a Virtual Machine

In general we do not recommend running perfSONAR on a VM. But if a VM is your only option, perfSONAR can still be quite helpful for troubleshooting. For more information see Virtual Machines in perfSONAR documentation.

perfSONAR on a Low Cost Nodes

perfSONAR can also be run on very small cheap hardware with varying level of success. For more information see Low Cost Nodes in perfSONAR documentation.

Example Deployments

SeeĀ Deployment Examples for configurations used by community members.