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Advise on Platform Setup

Paulo Matos
on 5/4/13, 6:51 PM 2,749 views

Dear all, I am about to implement my first OpenERP system on a company that requested support on it. The company acquired a XEON x64 computer with 2 500GB HDD / 1 Quad-Core CPU / 4GB RAM. What I need is your advise on the best setup for the system to effectivelly run OpenERP. What I want to do is: - Setup a ProxMox Container with Ubuntu Server x64 for OpenERP server and application - Setup a ProxMox Container with Ubuntu Server x64 for PostgreSQL in order to separate both OpenERP server and database. I believe this will allow me to easier manage and control openerp and postgresql databases.

What is your advise for a good system implementation and easier future control and managment? Assuming I can use the setuop described, what is the advisable RAM, CPU, HDD for each container?

Thank you very much Paulo Matos

Lorenzo Cabrini
On 5/5/13, 10:44 AM

You probably won't like this answer but this is the kind of question that is almost hopeless to answer. Some rought guidelines can be given, but you circumstances are your own.

The best thing you can do a set up your containers with some "reasonable" defaults and be ready to finetune it. The downside to this is that it will take you a little bit of time and effort, but on the plus side you gain quite a bit of knowledge and experience along the way. And that increases your value (as an OpenERP implementer).

You've got enough disk space. You might want to leave quite a bit of it unused (with LVM you can always attach it later). Your RAM sounds a bit on the low side perhaps (but again, it depends). You'll need to monitor your memeory usage and be ready to pop out and upgrade your core if/when necessary.

Finally I don't think separating OpenERP from postgresql makes it any easier to "control and manage" (your words) the two systems. Rather it gives you the ability to scale the servers separately, so that you can give resources to the server that needs them the most. It can also have security benefits, if that matters to you and if you set the systems up appropriately.

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