System Requirements | FileCatalyst

System Requirements

FileCatalyst software components must be installed on systems meeting certain recommended requirements.

FileCatalyst Direct

Server

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The following recommended settings are for a typical server deployment up-to 1Gbps and 20 concurrent connections.

  • Virtual Machine Recommended
  • Multi-core x64 CPU with 2Ghz+ (recommended 4+ cores)
  • 16GB of RAM
  • Fast HDD or SSD with Min of 100GB of disk space + user data
  • Windows Server 2016 or higher, Windows 10/11, Linux (Kernel version 4.5 or higher)
  • Java is pre-packaged into the Linux and Windows Installers.
  • Properly configured Firewall/NAT to allow UDP/TCP traffic to the Server.
  • Sub-domain or dedicated public static IP with sub-domain
  • Access to SMTP (Outgoing mail server)

For speeds over 1 Gbps and 50 concurrent connections.

  • Physical Machine Recommended
  • 8 cores @ 3.5 GHz (faster cores rather than more cores preferred)
  • 32GB of RAM
  • 500 GB SSD Drive – NVMe drive preferred
  • At least Two 10GbE ports
  • NAS/SAN read/write at 3Gbps or higher tested with iperf3
  • Wide Area Network send/receive at 3Gbps or higher; tested with iperf3 –udp
  • Configure Jumbo packets on the WAN link (required for speeds over 4Gbps)
  • Disable Deep packet introspection on the firewalls
  • Consult with FileCatalyst sales partner for speeds above 3Gbps

Recommended VM sizes for public cloud services

Cloud Service VM Size Max. Possible Throughput
AWS M5.XLarge 500 Mbps
AWS T3.Large 250 Mbps
Azure Standard D4s v3 400 Mbps
Azure Standard D8s v3 600 Mbps

Client (HotFolder, API, Express, TransferAgent or Command-line)

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  • Multi-core x64 CPU
  • 8GB of RAM recommended on the machine.
  • Windows Server 2016 or higher, Windows 10/11, macOS 10.15 or higher, Linux (Kernel version 4.5 or higher)
  • HDD or SSD with 10GB of install space for software.
  • HDD/SSD or fast network storage with sufficient IO capability for data transfer.
  • Java is pre-packaged into the macOS, Linux and Windows Installers for HotFolder, TransferAgent and Express. For the API, SDK and Command-line tools an Open JDK 8 Amazon Corretto (64-bit) needs to be installed.
  • Network connection to the Server
  • Properly configured Firewall/NAT to allow outgoing UDP/TCP traffic to the server

FileCatalyst Workflow

Server

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The following recommended settings are for a typical deployment of up to 25 concurrent connections. Virtual server configurations are welcomed.

  • Multi-core CPU with 2Ghz+ per core with minimum 2 cores
  • 8GB RAM
  • 50 GB of disk space (excluding user data)
  • Operating system:
  • Windows Server 2016 or higher, Windows 10/11, Linux (Kernel version 4.5 or higher)
  • Architecture: 64-bit
  • Tomcat 9.0.X (Tomcat 6/7/8/10 are NOT supported); other containers are not supported.
  • Maria DB 10.6 or MySQL 5.7 with admin rights (MySQL v8 or higher is not supported)
  • Access to SMTP (Outgoing mail server)
  • Open JDK 8 Amazon Corretto (64-bit)
  • Internet connectivity: Sub-domain or dedicated static IP with proper firewall rules

Client

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  • Recent web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, Opera.
  • 64-bit architecture is required if TransferAgent must be installed
  • Windows Server 2016 or higher, Windows 10/11, macOS 10.15 or higher, Linux (Kernel version 4.5 or higher) if TransferAgent must be installed
  • Email account to receive emails
  • Broadband Internet connection

FileCatalyst Central

Server

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The following recommended settings are for a typical deployment of up-to 40 nodes being monitored. Virtual server configurations are welcomed.

  • Multi-core x64 CPU 2Ghz+ (recommended 4+ cores)
  • 16GB RAM or more
  • 300GB of free disk space
  • Operating system:
  • Windows Server 2016 or higher, Windows 10/11, Linux (Kernel version 4.5 or higher)
  • Architecture: 64-bit
  • Access to SMTP (Outgoing mail server)
  • Open JDK 8 Amazon Corretto (64-bit) is embedded into the installers for Windows and Linux.
  • Internet connectivity: Sub-domain or dedicated static IP with proper firewall rules

FileCatalyst Reverse Proxy

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The following recommended settings are for a typical server deployment up-to 1Gbps and 20 concurrent connections.

  • Multi-core x64 CPU with 2Ghz+ (recommended 4+ cores)
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 5GB of install space for software
  • Windows Server 2016 or higher, Windows 10/11, Linux (Kernel version 4.5 or higher)
  • Open JDK 8 Amazon Corretto (64-bit) is included in the Windows and Linux installers.
  • Properly configured Firewall/NAT to allow UDP/TCP traffic to the service
  • Sub-domain or dedicated public static IP with sub-domain

FileCatalyst Load Balancer

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  • Single-core x64 CPU, 4GB of RAM
  • Windows Server 2016 or higher, Windows 10/11, Linux (Kernel version 4.5 or higher)
  • 250MB of install space for software.
  • Open JDK 8 Amazon Corretto (64-bit) is embedded into the Linux and Windows installers.
  • Network connection to the servers and client applications
  • Properly configured Firewall/NAT to allow outgoing TCP traffic to the clients and server