Hardware Requirements

Everything you need to know about the general hardware requirements for PortaSwitch and PortaBilling.

Use the hardware of your choice

PortaOne is proud to offer our customers the power to choose the best hardware for your business, whether you are already working with it or would like to work with it. Our products and solutions are compatible with a wide array of hardware. 

This page contains the general hardware requirements for PortaBilling and PortaSwitch components. Please note these requirements may vary to serve particular purposes in specific networks.


Vadym Sokolovych

Senior Support Engineer

Reliable and well-serviced equipment is a guarantee for the stable and trouble-free operation of your system. We’re always happy to provide information about the basic and recommended hardware requirements to ensure this.

Minimum & recommended components

Please avoid any entry-level or desktop-oriented components

Use high-performance with server type CPUs – Xeon or Opteron/Epyc, released in 2016 or later. Baseline CPU model is Xeon E5-2620 V4.

PortaSwitch can be installed from optical discs (an IDE or a USB DVD-ROM) or from USB flash drives.

All servers must have

  • CPU: 2x Octa-Core (Min. 2x Quad-Core)
  • RAM: 32GB (Min. 16GB)
  • a DVD-ROM drive or USB slot
  • two network ports (Gigabit Ethernet)
  • a remote access card such as Dell iDRAC Enterprise or HP iLO Advanced (or be connected to IP KVM and a remote power switch)

Billing, PortaSIP, DSBC Servers

Min. disk space250GB

Web Server

Min. disk space450GB

Database Servers

Min. disk space300GB
* 10K/15K rpm disks or Mixed Use SSD

Configuration server

Min. disk space2TB* / 500GB
Recommended4TB* / 2TB

* For the Configuration server with the ElasticSearch instance 

Do you have server/hardware related questions?

Hardware compatibility test

To identify whether PortaSwitch can be installed on the specific server you plan to purchase, please download our hardware compatibility CD.

Download the package using the link below and burn the CD. Boot up from the CD and the PortaSwitch test utility will detect if all of the required components (e.g. network interface) are available and supported by RedHat Linux.

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