Si3 Deduplication Hardware Requirements

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  • For the minimum Si3 hardware requirements that apply to SEP sesam Si3 deduplication server, see Hardware requirements. Keep in mind that these requirements represent the demand for deduplication only. In addition, the amount of memory for the operating system and other services should be taken into account.
  • For details on the required Java version, see Java Compatibility Matrix. Si3 is not mandatory, therefore there is no dependency rule in the RPM/DEB packages for it.
Restriction
To avoid issues arising from combination of too large Si3 deduplication stores and inefficient hardware, the maximum initial Si3 deduplication store size is restricted to 40 TB since Tigon V2 (4.4.3.46). This restriction is valid when creating a new Si3 deduplication store in GUI. Note that customers with special requirements for larger Si3 deduplication store should contact SEP support to be able to increase the value up to an optimum size for their specific environments.
Required additional amount of RAM and CPU cores
The following tables show the required additional amount of RAM and CPU cores for one Si3 data store. The TB value is the capacity of the Si3 data store.
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It is not recommended to run Si3 deduplication (SEP sesam Server or RDS) on a virtual machine. If this is the case, consider to limit the capacity of Si3 data store to 100 GB thus ensuring normal VM operation. Have in mind that deduplication consumes a lot of server resources for reading, processing, and writing deduplicated data, therefore you should be aware of running Si3 on a VM deployment limitation. For other virtual server requirements, you should follow the same recommendations as for physical server.
Si3 data store capacity (check initial size restriction) RAM
10 TB 8 GiB
20 TB 13 GiB
30 TB 18 GiB
40 TB 22 GiB
50 TB 22 GiB
60 TB 22 GiB
Example
RAM required for Si3 data store with 50 TB capacity is 16 GiB RAM for productive environment + 12 GiB RAM for 50 TB Si3 = ~ 32 GiB RAM.

The following table shows the amount of CPU cores required for one Si3 data store. The TB value is the amount of backed up data (before deduplication)!

Backed up data (before dedup) CPU cores
10 TB 4
20 TB 4
40 TB 8
80 TB 16
160 TB 32 or 64
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Keep in mind that the stated requirements represent the demand for deduplication only. In addition to these requirements, the amount of memory for the operating system and other services should be taken into account.