panagenda OfficeExpert is based on the very popular CentOS Linux distribution, which is based on the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). CentOS 7 was chosen because of its stability and its long time support (maintenance until June 2024). It uses a current kernel version (3.10.x) for virtual systems. Only security patches are configured for automatic update via the YUM (yellowdog updater modified)

Virtual appliances are available for:
On Premises deployment:

  • VMWare vSphere (recommended for production)
  • VMWare Workstation (for evaluation purposes)

     For compatibility reasons, our appliances are configured for ESXi 6.0 and Workstation 11. If you run a newer version, we recommend to upgrade the virtual machine hardware version.

  • MicrosoftHyper-V

Azure tenant deployment:

  • Azure tenant deployment (incl. virtual appliance and all necessary azure resources)

The underlying hardware and OS need to have VT-x support enabled (in BIOS). This is mainly relevant in scenarios where Workstation act as host software. Detailed information about operating system requirements can be found on the respective product pages: www.vmware.com/products/ 

Please use the following table for reference:


 # of UsersCPUMemoryHarddisk (additional disk)
up to 1.0004vCpus8 - 16 GB200 GB
up to 10.0004vCpusmin 16 GB

300 GB

up to 100.0008vCpusmin 32 GB400 GB
> 100.0008vCpusmin 48 GB500 GB  


Note:

For On Prem deployment please add an additional disk to the VM to fit your harddisk requirement (please do not extend the existing disk)

For Azure deployment you can define the harddisk size in the up.sh script (Data Disk) before you deploy



Additional resources may be required under all above described conditions, depending on data collection intervals, number of sensors enabled, and number of servers being monitored. panagenda and selected panagenda OfficeExpert business partners can help you evaluate the optimum hardware specifications for your environment.