eDiscovery and Compliance: System Requirements and Hardware Specifications

Updated

Before you deploy Activate for Compliance and eDiscovery, verify that the computers where you plan to deploy the various components meet the following requirements.

Index Store and Exchange Mailbox Agent Packages

You can use the following editions of Windows Server with the Index Store and Exchange Mailbox Agent packages:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Editions

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 x 64Editions

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 Editions

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 x64 Edition

For additional system requirements for the Exchange Mailbox Agent, see Exchange Mailbox Agent: System Requirements.

Email Messages

Component

Large

Medium

Small

Source application size

25 TB

15 TB

5 TB

Objects per node (estimated)*

250 million

150 million

50 million

Number of mailboxes**

5000

2000

400

CPU

16 cores

16 cores

8 cores

RAM

64 GB

32 GB

16 GB

Index disk space

(SSD class disk recommended)

10 TB

6 TB

2 TB

*Based on an average message size of 100 KB. Messages with attachments are considered a single object.

**Based on an average mailbox size of 5 GB, and an average of 50,000 messages per mailbox.

Files

Component

Large

Medium

Small

Source data size per node*

160 TB

80 TB

40 TB

Objects per node (estimated)

80 million

40 million

20 million

CPU or vCPU

32 cores

16 cores

8 cores

RAM

64 GB

32 GB

16 GB

Index disk space

(SSD class disk recommended)

12 TB

6 TB

3 TB

*Based on an average file size of 1 MB and on the assumption that 50 percent of documents are eligible for content indexing and there is only one version of the file.