Hardware and Software Requirements

This article is lists the hardware and sofware requirements for installing SysKit Point in an Azure enivornment.

SysKit Point has two main components which have their own requirements:

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

  • Azure SQL Database - stores the data collected by Point

Azure Virtual Machine Requirements

Software Requirements

We recommend installing SysKit Point on a Windows Server machine to allow SysKit Point to scan your Office 365 environment continuously. When choosing the Virtual machine image, 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 Azure Virtual Machine minimum requirements based on your environment's size.

Office 365 Environment

Instance

vCPU

Memory

Disk

Up to 1000 users/sites

General purpose D2 v3

2 cores

8GB

6GB-12GB per month for 1000 users

Up to 10 000 users/sites

General purpose D4 v3

4 cores

16GB

6GB-12GB per month for 1000 users

More than 10 000 users/sites

General purpose D8 v3

8 cores

32GB

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.

Azure SQL Database Requirements

Please note! Here, we recommend you to create Azure SQL resources by selecting the DTU-based purchase model. If you find the vCore-base model will better suit your needs, you can migrate from the DTU-based model to the vCore-based model, and vice-versa, with minimal downtime, as described here.

If you have additional questions or concerns regarding the purchase models, please contact us.

Below, you can find minimum Azure SQL database recommendations based on your environment's size.

Office 365 Environment

Service tier

DTU

Included storage (GB)

Up to 1000 users/sites

S1

20

250 (HDD-based)

Up to 10 000 users/sites

S2

50

250 (HDD-based)

More than 10 000 users/sites

S3

100

250 (SSD-based)

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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