What are the system requirements to run the AeroFS Private Cloud Appliance?

What is included in the Private Cloud

The AeroFS Private Cloud is deployed completely behind your own corporate firewall. The AeroFS Private Cloud consists of three components:

  • The AeroFS Appliance: a virtual machine that provides central administration and certificate authority. The appliance is light-weight. The files being shared via AeroFS are not stored on the appliance (see our team server article for more information regarding this functionality).
  • The AeroFS desktop & mobile clients: the client provides data syncing to the user's device.
  • The Team Server: This is an optional component, acting as a "super peer." it provides a central syncing location for all the users in your organization.

System requirements

Deploying AeroFS Private Cloud requires that:

  • The virtual machine that will run the AeroFS Appliance must have 50GB of free disk space, 4 GB of RAM, 64-bit CPU core(s).
  • Your organization has business-grade Internet. Residential internet providers can sometimes interfere with email delivery from inside the AeroFS Appliance.
  • You have access to your company's DNS configuration.
  • Your corporate firewalls / VPN should be configured so that AeroFS desktop clients and Team Servers can access the AeroFS Appliance via the following ports: 4433, 5222, 8084, 8888, and 29438. Additonally, ports 80 and 443 need to be open for web browser access (for more information, consult our ports article).

AeroFS is provided in the industry standard OVA, QCow2, and VHD formats. It is also shipped in docker containers via cloud-init. Therefore, AeroFS will run in any x86_64 Linux environment that can run Docker 1.7. This includes VirtualBox, VMWare, Hyper-V, Amazon AWS, DigitalOcean, Azure, and many others.

Ready to set up your AeroFS Appliance? Start by reviewing our getting started guides for docker and for generic hypervisors.

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