Hardware Recommendations for the OneDrive for Business Access Nodes

An access node is the server that runs backup jobs for OneDrive for Business.

Base the size of your access nodes on the following guidelines:

Number of users



Azure app

5 (minimum)

10 (minimum)

CPU or vCPU, and RAM

CPU or vCPU: 4 cores RAM: 8 GB

CPU or vCPU: 8 cores RAM: 16 GB

Recommended subclients per access node




An Azure AD app is automatically created during client creation by providing global admin login credentials. For an already created Azure AD app, you can provide the details manually.

For more information, see Application and service principal objects in Azure Active Directory, Quickstart: Add an application to your Azure Active Directory tenant and Quickstart: Register an application with the Microsoft identity platform.