Hardware Specs - Self Hosted

Discussion created by er0045835 on Oct 10, 2017
Latest reply on Dec 1, 2017 by chris.filkins

Good afternoon,


I'm hoping to find out from other users what sort of hardware you are currently running in your environments.


We are on Windows & MSSQL and for the most part, our environment is stable and runs fairly decent, but one thing we notice is PLE on the SQL server is really bad and I'm curious if we are under provisioning resources on our servers.


Our current configuration is


SQL Server

  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • SQL Server 2014
  • 24GB of memory (20GB dedicated to SQL)
  • 8 CPU's
  • All flash storage with separate drives for each database and log files


8 Application Servers (7 available in a load balanced pool)

  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 12GB of memory (8GB max heapsize tomcat)
  • 4 CPU's
  • All flash storage with separate drives for the OS and Blackboard installation


Our PLE is currently averaging < 150 seconds.