Hardware and Software Requirements

This article explains what are the hardware and software requirements for installing SysKit Point On-Premises.

SysKit Point has two main components which have their requirements:

  • Virtual Machine - host the data collection service and the Point web application

  • SQL Server Database - stores data collected by Point

For smaller Office 365 environments, MS SQL Server can be installed on the same physical machine as SysKit Point. If you decided to install MS SQL Server on a separate machine, you can find the MS SQL Server hardware requirements listed here.

Virtual Machine Requirements

Software Requirements

We recommend installing SysKit Point on a dedicated Windows Server machine to allow SysKit Point to scan your Office 365 environment continuously. When creating a new virtual machine, please note the following:

  • Windows Server 2012 or newer is required

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or higher is required

Hardware Requirements

Below, you can find the Virtual Machine minimum requirements based on your environment's size.

Office 365 Environment

CPU

Memory

Disk

Up to 1000 users/sites

64-bit CPU, 2 cores

8GB RAM

6GB-12GB per month for 1000 users

Up to 10 000 users/sites

64-bit CPU, 4 cores

16GB RAM

6GB-12GB per month for 1000 users

More than 10 000 users/sites

64-bit CPU, 4 cores

32GB RAM

6GB-12GB per month for 1000 users

Requirements highly depend on the Office 365 activity, the number of users, and the amount of data in your environment. The larger the environment, the more resources will be required to run SysKit Point smoothly.

SQL Server Requirements

We recommend using a dedicated SQL Server for SysKit Point to store its data collected from your Office 365 environment. When creating a new SQL Server, please note the following:

  • MS SQL Server Web edition or better is required

  • MS SQL Server 2012 version or newer is required

We recommended that you use a dedicated virtual machine for the SQL Server and not to install SysKit Point on the same machine. Below, you can find the minimum virtual machine recommendations where your SQL Server is installed based on your environment's size.

Office 365 Environment

CPU

Memory

Disk

Up to 1000 users/sites

64-bit CPU, 2 cores

8GB RAM

20GB

Up to 10 000 users/sites

64-bit CPU, 4 cores

16GB RAM

50GB

More than 10 000 users/sites

64-bit CPU, 4 cores

32GB RAM

100GB

Using SysKit Point and SQL Server on the same Virtual Machine

It is not recommended to install SysKit Point and SQL Server on the same virtual machine. If you have limited resources and just want to test the application, you can do it, but SysKit Point's performance will be downgraded. SQL Server Express edition is only allowed if you have a small Office 365 Environment with up to 500 users/sites.

Below, you can find the Virtual Machine minimum requirements if you install both SysKit Point and SQL Server on that VM based on your environment's size.

Office 365 Environment

CPU

Memory

Disk

Up to 1000 users/sites

64-bit CPU, 4 cores

16GB RAM

20GB + 6GB-12GB per month for 1000 users

Up to 10 000 users/sites

64-bit CPU, 4 cores

32GB RAM

50GB + 6GB-12GB per month for 1000 users

More than 10 000 users/sites

Not recommended

Not recommended

Not recommended

Requirements highly depend on the Office 365 activity, the number of users, and the amount of data in your environment. The larger the environment, the more resources will be required to run SysKit Point smoothly.

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