server specification

Hello,

Could anyone give guidance about DHIS2/postgresql server hardware specification for about 50 user

Best regards,

Hi Nami,

···

On 4 May 2015 at 13:19, Nami Ghadri nami_ghadri@hotmail.com wrote:

Hello,

Could anyone give guidance about DHIS2/postgresql server hardware specification for about 50 user

https://www.dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/implementer/html/ch08.html#d5e413

Best and Regards

Ronald Munjoma​

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Hello,

Thanks I saw that ,

If I could have specification server that has been used in real world direct from users

I am now In the stage of buying hardware so any advice would greater

Thanks very much

···

From: ronald munjoma [mailto:simbiso@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, May 4, 2015 3:31 PM
To: Nami Ghadri
Cc: dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net
Subject: Re: [Dhis2-users] server specification

Hi Nami,

On 4 May 2015 at 13:19, Nami Ghadri nami_ghadri@hotmail.com wrote:

Hello,

Could anyone give guidance about DHIS2/postgresql server hardware specification for about 50 user

https://www.dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/implementer/html/ch08.html#d5e413

Best and Regards

Ronald Munjoma​

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Hi Nami,
Generally, we would probably advise you not to buy hardware, unless you have very specific reasons to do so. There are many providers who can provide such services such as Linode, DigitalOcean, Amazon Web Services among many others. To my knowledge. the vast majority of production DHIS2 instances are using some type of virtual hosting arrangement, but there are others who insist on purchasing hardware. However. it is not only the hardware which is the problem. You must have backup devices, UPS, air conditioning and of course, sufficient bandwidth to support an Internet facing server. Basically, everything you would already expect to find in a data center. So, it is not only the server, and in the end, the total cost of ownership will be likely orders of magnitudes higher, than putting your DHIS2 instance with a cloud provider.

Best regards,
Jason

···

On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 3:32 PM Nami Ghadri nami_ghadri@hotmail.com wrote:

Hello,

Thanks I saw that ,

If I could have specification server that has been used in real world direct from users

I am now In the stage of buying hardware so any advice would greater

Thanks very much

From: ronald munjoma [mailto:simbiso@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, May 4, 2015 3:31 PM
To: Nami Ghadri
Cc: dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net
Subject: Re: [Dhis2-users] server specification

Hi Nami,

On 4 May 2015 at 13:19, Nami Ghadri nami_ghadri@hotmail.com wrote:

Hello,

Could anyone give guidance about DHIS2/postgresql server hardware specification for about 50 user

https://www.dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/implementer/html/ch08.html#d5e413

Best and Regards

Ronald Munjoma​

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Thanks very much great help was

Thanks

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From: Jason Pickering [mailto:jason.p.pickering@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, May 4, 2015 4:44 PM
To: Nami Ghadri; ronald munjoma
Cc: dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net
Subject: Re: [Dhis2-users] server specification

Hi Nami,
Generally, we would probably advise you not to buy hardware, unless you have very specific reasons to do so. There are many providers who can provide such services such as Linode, DigitalOcean, Amazon Web Services among many others. To my knowledge. the vast majority of production DHIS2 instances are using some type of virtual hosting arrangement, but there are others who insist on purchasing hardware. However. it is not only the hardware which is the problem. You must have backup devices, UPS, air conditioning and of course, sufficient bandwidth to support an Internet facing server. Basically, everything you would already expect to find in a data center. So, it is not only the server, and in the end, the total cost of ownership will be likely orders of magnitudes higher, than putting your DHIS2 instance with a cloud provider.

Best regards,
Jason

On Mon, May 4, 2015 at 3:32 PM Nami Ghadri nami_ghadri@hotmail.com wrote:

Hello,

Thanks I saw that ,

If I could have specification server that has been used in real world direct from users

I am now In the stage of buying hardware so any advice would greater

Thanks very much

From: ronald munjoma [mailto:simbiso@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, May 4, 2015 3:31 PM
To: Nami Ghadri
Cc: dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net
Subject: Re: [Dhis2-users] server specification

Hi Nami,

On 4 May 2015 at 13:19, Nami Ghadri nami_ghadri@hotmail.com wrote:

Hello,

Could anyone give guidance about DHIS2/postgresql server hardware specification for about 50 user

https://www.dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/implementer/html/ch08.html#d5e413

Best and Regards

Ronald Munjoma​

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Hello,

Thanks I saw that ,

If I could have specification server that has been used in real world direct from users

I am now In the stage of buying hardware so any advice would greater

Thanks very much

···

Hi Nami,

On 4 May 2015 at 13:19, Nami Ghadri nami_ghadri@hotmail.com wrote:

Hello,

Could anyone give guidance about DHIS2/postgresql server hardware specification for about 50 user

https://www.dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/implementer/html/ch08.html#d5e413

Best and Regards

Ronald Munjoma​

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My goodness this seems to have pressed so many buttons for the cloud
fetshists. Would you ever just answer the question. There can be any
number of good reasons why someone might be buying hardware.

Nami, if you are buying/renting a virtual server I'd try out pretty
small and see what you can get away with. So something like 4G RAM
and 2 cpus might well handle the load. (Having 50 users is one thing
but its also pretty variable depending on what those users are
actually doing). If you find yourself struggling you are going to
need to increase but that is generally painless enough. Thats a real
benefit of cloud provisioning.

If you are investing in physical hardware then do be sure to think a
lot about some of Jason's points. You need to think beyond a single
machine and think about the environment, redundancy, off site backups
etc. All of which are perfectly possible to think about and manage
Generally you will take the opposite approach from above and budget
for more than you need to take into account growth etc, and just that
you really don't want to be left short on what might be a long and
arduous procurement process. A possible sensible approach many
organisations take is to invest big in hardware and then virtualize
within it.

After all that, a thumbsuck for a 50 user system ..... Quad core cpu
with 32G RAM and 1TB of storage of which maybe 100G ssd. Backup
server with a big disk (and not much else). Depending a lot really on
where you are, maybe a tape drive for archive.

···

On 5 May 2015 at 08:21, Paulo Grácio <paulogracio@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi, why buy hardware and not go with cloud?

Sent from my iPhone

On 04 May 2015, at 15:32, Nami Ghadri <nami_ghadri@hotmail.com> wrote:

Hello,

Thanks I saw that ,

If I could have specification server that has been used in real world direct
from users

I am now In the stage of buying hardware so any advice would greater

Thanks very much

From: ronald munjoma [mailto:simbiso@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, May 4, 2015 3:31 PM
To: Nami Ghadri
Cc: dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net
Subject: Re: [Dhis2-users] server specification

Hi Nami,

On 4 May 2015 at 13:19, Nami Ghadri <nami_ghadri@hotmail.com> wrote:

Hello,

Could anyone give guidance about DHIS2/postgresql server hardware
specification for about 50 user

https://www.dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/implementer/html/ch08.html#d5e413

Best and Regards

Ronald Munjoma

Best regards,

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Really don’t get your point Bob, just asked Nami a question… is there a problem with that?

/Paulo

···

On 5 May 2015 at 10:01, Bob Jolliffe bobjolliffe@gmail.com wrote:

My goodness this seems to have pressed so many buttons for the cloud

fetshists. Would you ever just answer the question. There can be any

number of good reasons why someone might be buying hardware.

Nami, if you are buying/renting a virtual server I’d try out pretty

small and see what you can get away with. So something like 4G RAM

and 2 cpus might well handle the load. (Having 50 users is one thing

but its also pretty variable depending on what those users are

actually doing). If you find yourself struggling you are going to

need to increase but that is generally painless enough. Thats a real

benefit of cloud provisioning.

If you are investing in physical hardware then do be sure to think a

lot about some of Jason’s points. You need to think beyond a single

machine and think about the environment, redundancy, off site backups

etc. All of which are perfectly possible to think about and manage

Generally you will take the opposite approach from above and budget

for more than you need to take into account growth etc, and just that

you really don’t want to be left short on what might be a long and

arduous procurement process. A possible sensible approach many

organisations take is to invest big in hardware and then virtualize

within it.

After all that, a thumbsuck for a 50 user system … Quad core cpu

with 32G RAM and 1TB of storage of which maybe 100G ssd. Backup

server with a big disk (and not much else). Depending a lot really on

where you are, maybe a tape drive for archive.

On 5 May 2015 at 08:21, Paulo Grácio paulogracio@gmail.com wrote:

Hi, why buy hardware and not go with cloud?

Sent from my iPhone

On 04 May 2015, at 15:32, Nami Ghadri nami_ghadri@hotmail.com wrote:

Hello,

Thanks I saw that ,

If I could have specification server that has been used in real world direct

from users

I am now In the stage of buying hardware so any advice would greater

Thanks very much

From: ronald munjoma [mailto:simbiso@gmail.com]

Sent: Monday, May 4, 2015 3:31 PM

To: Nami Ghadri

Cc: dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net

Subject: Re: [Dhis2-users] server specification

Hi Nami,

On 4 May 2015 at 13:19, Nami Ghadri nami_ghadri@hotmail.com wrote:

Hello,

Could anyone give guidance about DHIS2/postgresql server hardware

specification for about 50 user

https://www.dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/implementer/html/ch08.html#d5e413

Best and Regards

Ronald Munjoma

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Sorry Paulo and Jason.

I misinterpreted your response thinking you were ignoring Nami's
question in order to ask your own. Don't mind me,

···

On 5 May 2015 at 16:06, Paulo Grácio <paulogracio@gmail.com> wrote:

Really don't get your point Bob, just asked Nami a question... is there a
problem with that?

/Paulo

On 5 May 2015 at 10:01, Bob Jolliffe <bobjolliffe@gmail.com> wrote:

My goodness this seems to have pressed so many buttons for the cloud
fetshists. Would you ever just answer the question. There can be any
number of good reasons why someone might be buying hardware.

Nami, if you are buying/renting a virtual server I'd try out pretty
small and see what you can get away with. So something like 4G RAM
and 2 cpus might well handle the load. (Having 50 users is one thing
but its also pretty variable depending on what those users are
actually doing). If you find yourself struggling you are going to
need to increase but that is generally painless enough. Thats a real
benefit of cloud provisioning.

If you are investing in physical hardware then do be sure to think a
lot about some of Jason's points. You need to think beyond a single
machine and think about the environment, redundancy, off site backups
etc. All of which are perfectly possible to think about and manage
Generally you will take the opposite approach from above and budget
for more than you need to take into account growth etc, and just that
you really don't want to be left short on what might be a long and
arduous procurement process. A possible sensible approach many
organisations take is to invest big in hardware and then virtualize
within it.

After all that, a thumbsuck for a 50 user system ..... Quad core cpu
with 32G RAM and 1TB of storage of which maybe 100G ssd. Backup
server with a big disk (and not much else). Depending a lot really on
where you are, maybe a tape drive for archive.

On 5 May 2015 at 08:21, Paulo Grácio <paulogracio@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, why buy hardware and not go with cloud?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On 04 May 2015, at 15:32, Nami Ghadri <nami_ghadri@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
>
>
> Thanks I saw that ,
>
>
>
> If I could have specification server that has been used in real world
> direct
> from users
>
>
>
> I am now In the stage of buying hardware so any advice would greater
>
>
>
> Thanks very much
>
>
>
> From: ronald munjoma [mailto:simbiso@gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, May 4, 2015 3:31 PM
> To: Nami Ghadri
> Cc: dhis2-users@lists.launchpad.net
> Subject: Re: [Dhis2-users] server specification
>
>
>
> Hi Nami,
>
>
>
> On 4 May 2015 at 13:19, Nami Ghadri <nami_ghadri@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
>
>
> Could anyone give guidance about DHIS2/postgresql server hardware
> specification for about 50 user
>
>
>
> https://www.dhis2.org/doc/snapshot/en/implementer/html/ch08.html#d5e413
>
>
>
> Best and Regards
>
> Ronald Munjoma
>
>
>
>
>
> Best regards,
>
>
>
>
> _______________________________________________
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>
>
>
>
> --
>
> Best and Regards
>
> Ronald Munjoma
>
> +263 775 625 283, +263 776 444 309
>
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