System Requirements

GroundWork Monitor Enterprise

GroundWork runs on Linux. Ubuntu is recommended. The table below outlines the system requirements for GroundWork Monitor Enterprise version 8.1.0.

HardwareGroundWork requires the following minimum environment specification for correct operation in production:
  • 4 cores CPU
  • 16GB RAM
  • 200GB Disk space
The recommended specifications are:
  • 4 cores CPU
  • 32GB RAM
  • 1TB Disk space
    • At least 6GB of space in the current working directory is recommended for the download.
    • It is recommend to have at least 200GB disk space assigned to the partition that contains the /var/lib/docker path, the location for the GroundWork 8 installation.
GroundWork runs on Linux with Docker CE and Docker Compose installed. This section provide links to the Docker install documents for platform specific instructions for your installation path.

RHEL 8 and CentOS 8

For Red Hat 8 and CentOS 8 please see Docker install RHEL 8 CentOS 8.
  • Docker CE
    Install Docker CE, selecting the latest stable release, at lease release 18 or higher.
  • Docker Compose
    Install Docker Compose. The required installation of Docker Compose is version 1.24 or higher.
  • Log settings
    Adjust the Docker log settings. There are many options for container logging. GroundWork has some recommendations, and you have more options as described in the Docker documentation.
  • Docker Post-install
    Set up your user to run Docker. The user you use to install and run GroundWork Monitor need not be root, and GroundWork recommends it not be. Use these simple steps to set up a user of your choice to install and run it.
  • Firewall settings
    Adjust firewall rules as needed to allow container-to-container communications. On CentOS and Red Hat systems the firewalld and Docker rulesets can conflict. Make sure you adjust your firewall settings to allow secure communications to your GroundWork host in accordance with your security policy.
BrowsersThis version of GroundWork Monitor has been tested with the latest versions of Firefox and Google Chrome. Chrome is recommended. Internet Explorer is not supported.
Operating SystemGroundWork Monitor 8.1.0 has been tested with the following versions of Linux (Note: Red Hat 8 and CentOS 8 require a different procedure):
  • Ubuntu 18.04
  • Red Hat 7.5, 8
  • CentOS 7.5, 8
  • Amazon Linux AMI 2018.03.0 (HVM)

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