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Hardware requirements

HCL Portal Express requires the following hardware, organized by type of hardware, deployment units or components.

Installable software - Linux

Hardware Deployment units Requirement Applicable operating systems
Disk Space Server Minimum 3 GB free disk space for installation of DX Portal
Minimum 2 GB free disk space for installation of WebSphere Application Server
Minimum 3 GB free disk space for installation of IBM Installation Manager and the Installation Manager shared directory
Minimum 8 GB total free disk space recommended for installation
All supported Linux operating systems
Memory Server Physical memory requirements and recommendations for DX Portal or HCL Web Content Manager (or WCM):
Under minimal load, DX Portal can function with 4GB of RAM and a remote database. In a production environment, 8GB is an optimal starting point for RAM. Production environments and environments featuring multiple profiles will require more memory.
Note: The amount of memory assigned to the INTERACT pool should be set at a minimum of well over 1 GB and a maximum of 100%. If the INTERACT pool cannot be given enough memory, then the database tasks have to be started with SBMJOB so that they run in the *BASE pool.
All supported Linux operating systems
Other Hardware Server Minimum 2 CPUs required for installations of DX Portal and HCL WCM All supported Linux operating systems
Processor Server X86-64 IBM POWER Family of processors
System z Processors
All supported Linux operating systems
Server Minimum 2 CPUs for installation of Portal or WCM All supported Linux operating systems

Installable software - Windows

Hardware Deployment units Requirement Applicable operating systems
Disk Space Server Minimum 3 GB free disk space for installation of DX Portal
Minimum 2 GB free disk space for installation of WebSphere Application Server
Minimum 3 GB free disk space for installation of IBM Installation Manager and the Installation Manager shared directory
Minimum 8 GB total free disk space recommended for installation
All supported Windows operating systems
Memory Server Physical memory requirements and recommendations for DX Portal or HCL Web Content Manager (or WCM):
Under minimal load, DX Portal can function with 4GB of RAM and a remote database. In a production environment, 8GB is an optimal starting point for RAM. Production environments and environments featuring multiple profiles will require more memory.
Note: The amount of memory assigned to the INTERACT pool should be set at a minimum of well over 1 GB and a maximum of 100%. If the INTERACT pool cannot be given enough memory, then the database tasks have to be started with SBMJOB so that they run in the *BASE pool.
All supported Windows operating systems
Other Hardware Server Minimum 2 CPUs required for installations of DX Portal and HCL WCM All supported Windows operating systems
Processor Server X86-64 IBM POWER Family of processors
System z Processors
All supported Windows operating systems
Server Minimum 2 CPUs for installation of Portal or WCM All supported Windows operating systems

Installable software - Docker *

Note

* HCL Digital Experience 9.5 image deployments to Docker are supported for development, and not production operations.

Hardware Deployment units Requirement Applicable operating systems
Disk Space Server Minimum 40 GB for Volume size of HCL DX 9.5 and higher Docker image deployment Docker 1.13 and higher
Memory Server Physical memory requirements and recommendations for DX 9.5 and higher Docker image deployment
7GB of RAM set as default, can be modified
CPU Server 2 CPUs requested for installations of DX 9.5 Docker image

Last update: September 12, 2022