Prior to installing Portworx, your system needs to meet the hardware, software and network requirements listed below.
|Backing drive size||8GB (minimum required)
128 GB (minimum recommended)
|Ethernet NIC card||10 GB (recommended)|
|Open needed ports||Open ports 9001-9016 on all Portworx nodes. Also open the KVDB port. (As an example,
|Linux kernel||Version 3.10 or greater.|
|Docker||Version 1.13.1 or greater.|
|Key-value store||Portworx needs a key-value store to perform its operations. As such, install a clustered key-value database (
With Portworx 2.0, you can use Internal KVDB during installation. In this mode, Portworx will create and manage an internal key-value store (kvdb) cluster.
If you plan of using your own etcd, refer to Etcd for Portworx for details on recommendations for installing and tuning etcd.
Last edited: Friday, Dec 7, 2018