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Hardware choice query

 
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I am wandering about If I have to justify my choice of HW profile or not.

Also I want to know the minimum requirements for running Apache HTTPD server , as I have searched on apache website but I only found storage requirements.

Thanks in advance
 
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Marwan Adel wrote:I am wandering about If I have to justify my choice of HW profile or not.

Also I want to know the minimum requirements for running Apache HTTPD server , as I have searched on apache website but I only found storage requirements.

Thanks in advance



I personally did not in mine even though I mentioned hardware profile. But I did mention in deployment diagram that such profiles are references and in html about stress testing and load testing

Regarding HTTP web server who knows but I reckon a typical server spec will suffice.
 
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Apache HTTPD is not a really resource-hungry program, although it will happily spawn multiple threads for performance. I have one server whose thread memory lists at a "mere" 240 MB virtual.

Total resource requirements depend very much on what modules are installed and in-use and what resources the webapps and their frameworks (such as PHP and django/python) consume.

However, a Raspberry Pi is quite sufficient for many things.

If you have a 2GB RAM/2HGz CPU/5GB disk machine, you're pretty much home free. That will host Apache and quite a bit more.
 
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It's up to you to justify your hardware profile. In my solution I did justify some special aspects of the profile that would allow me to achieve my NFRs. Other than that I went with pretty conventional server hardware.

The minimum requirements for Apache HTTPD are quite low, as mentioned. However, I would say it's safe to go with a "standard" business level server even if it's going to be underutilized.
 
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Based on my experience, I think choice of infrastructure and platform depends on,

1. NFRs
2. Direction from enterprise architecture group (unless NFRs demands new HW/platform)

Where EA group is not established, you are free to your choice.

In my solution, I assumed about platforms and kept conventional hardware. Please do mention assumptions in your deployment diagram notes & assumption section.
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