Nicholas Priore (NickP984)
Pega Development Lead
NickP984 Member since 2016 4 posts
Posted: January 2, 2018
Last activity: January 3, 2018
Posted: 2 Jan 2018 15:37 EST
Last activity: 3 Jan 2018 9:41 EST

VM Setup / Architecture

I plan to install Pega 7.3.1 (Tomcat 8.5 + PostgreSQL 9.6) on a sandbox VM and have some (potentially very basic) questions on the initial setup:

  1. The installation guide recommends 4GB for the "system heap size" and 8GB for the "host application server". What is the difference between the two? Does this mean I need a VM with at least 12GB RAM?
  2. I have limited experience with VM's / app servers / networking - what is the architectural structure of all this / are my below bullet points wrong?
    1. The app and db servers are installed on the VM
    2. The VM runs both the app and db servers (PRPC is installed on the app server, not the VM?)
    3. I need to connect to the VM to start/stop the server, etc.
    4. I don't need to be connected to the VM to log into designer studio?

Apologies for the pretty generic questions - trying to understand what exactly goes into spinning up an environment / what's happening behind the scenes.


System Administration Installation and Deployment
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