Requirements

ResourceRequirement
CPU Cores4 cores minimum
8 or 16 cores required for greater than 5 collections or 25,000 documents
Memory16GB minimum
64GB for large number of collections/documents
Java VersionJDK 11
Java Memory Settings - SearchBloxXMS and XMX values are set to 8 GB by default.
16GB for larger document volume or number of collections. Maximum 31 GB can be allocated.
Java Memory Settings - ElasticsearchXMS and XMX values are set to 4 GB by default. Maximum 31 GB can be allocated.
Operating System / VM / CloudWindows 10, 2012, 2016, 2019
Linux - CentOS, RHEL, Ubuntu, Amazon Linux 2
VMWare / Hyper-V Supported
AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Supported
Disk SpaceDisk space should be at least 2-3X the size of the data that needs to be indexed. If 1 GB of data needs to be indexed then the minimum disk space should be at least 2GB.
SSD is recommended.

Recommended Requirements

Recommended CPU/RAM requirements based on Documents/URLs indexed.

Documents/URLsSearchBlox RequiresRAM on ServerProcessing Power
0 - 100,0008GB16GB4 or 8 cores
100,000 - 500,00016GB32GB8 cores
500,000 - 1 million31GB64GB16 cores
1 million +Cluster SetupCluster SetupCluster Setup

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Tuning System Requirements

  • CPU and RAM requirements are a recommendation.
  • Requirements may vary based on volume of documents, number of collections, refresh frequency, and number of search users.

How to update the memory for SearchBlox and Elasticsearch?

By default 8 GB RAM is allocated to SearchBlox and 4 GB to Elasticsearch. Therefore minimum 16 GB RAM is required to run SearchBlox.

Update the memory allocation in Windows by editing the <SEARCHBLOX_INSTALLATION_PATH>/start.ini file within the SearchBloxServer folder.

-Xmx8g
-Xms8g

Change to 16g when you have at least a 32GB server:

-Xmx16g
-Xms16g

Update the memory allocation of elasticsearch by editing <SEARCHBLOX_INSTALLATION_PATH>\elasticsearch\config\jvm.options and updating xms and xmx value in line numbers 22 and 23 as shown below

-Xmx8g
-Xms8g

Please restart SearchBlox and Elasticsearch services after saving the changes.

Browser Compatibility

BrowserVersionCompatibility
Google ChromeChrome 68 and aboveAdmin Dashboard and Search works well in Chrome browsers
Below version 68 few features might not work
Mozilla FirefoxFirefox 40 and aboveAdmin Dashboard and Search works well
Below version 40 few features might not work
Internet ExplorerIE 8- IE11Admin Console features not supported
Search Pages are supported in IE 8 and above
SafariSafari 7 and aboveAdmin Dashboard and Search works well
Below version 7 few features might not work
OperaOpera 44 and aboveAdmin Dashboard and Search works well
Below version 44 few features might not work

What’s Next

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