Installation Prerequisites

Prior to installing Portworx, your system needs to meet the hardware, software and network requirements listed below.

CPU 4 cores
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, etcd typically runs on port 2379)
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 (etcd or consul) with a three node cluster.

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.


For Kubernetes, continue below,

For all other environments, continue below,

Last edited: Friday, Dec 7, 2018