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Server Requirements

The following are required for a successful YSoft SAFEQ Cloud installation on Linux:

  • SAFEQ Cloud is supported on:
    • RedHat Enterprise / Rocky Linux 8.4 / CentOS 7 and 8 (CentOS 8 installations up to Dec 2021 only)
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 and SP2
    • Ubuntu LTS versions 16.04, 18.04 and 20.04
    • Debian 9 & 11 Stable versions
    • Only 64bit Linux versions supported
    • Linux on IBM System z mainframe platform (s390x and POWER supported)
  • A server with the following minimum specifications:
    • Minimum 4 cores/CPU’s of recent generation server grade CPU processor. 8 cores are recommended
    • Minimum 8 GB of RAM memory available to SAFEQ Cloud. 16 GB is recommended.
    • Minimum 20 GB of free hard disk for print spooling and processing on /var directory or filesystem (more disk space will be required for large document volumes being retained)
    • Minimum 5 GB of free hard disk for logs and application itself on /opt directory or filesystem
  • Root account access for installation
  • The following libraries/tools are required:
    • Ghostscript (only required for PCL printing)
  • DNS configuration for any local internal servers and gateways
  • If using an external Postgresql database cluster, a default system database called “postgres” must exist
  • If using an external Oracle database cluster, there must be two separate Oracle DB instances available.
  • If you wish to use Wide Area Mobile Print, you cannot install your secondary gateway on a server with a third-party DNS server.

Recommended server sizing

There are no clear rules for server scaling, since it all depends on the printing volume, number of users, but the below are general recommendations for most scenarios

1-25 printers26-100 printers101-500 printers501-1000 printers
CPU2 cores/CPU’s4 cores/CPU’s4 cores/CPU’s8 cores/CPU’s
Memory4 GB16 GB16 GB16 GB
Hard diskSSD 64 GBSSD 128 GBSSD 256 GBSSD 512 GB
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