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Hardware requirements

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

AIX

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 AIX 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 AIX operating systems
Other hardware Server Minimum 2 CPUs required for installations of DX Portal and HCL WCM All supported AIX operating systems
Processor Server X86-64 IBM POWER Family of processors
System z Processors
All supported AIX operating systems
- Server Minimum 2 CPUs for installation of Portal or WCM All supported AIX operating systems

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

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

Last update: September 12, 2022