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FAQ - What are the hardware requirements for running K8ssandra?

If you’re planning to run K8ssandra using a local Kubernetes cluster, we recommend the following minimum hardware specs for a laptop or desktop:

  • 8 virtual CPUs (4 physical cores)
  • 16GB of RAM

Several components will be installed that is included in K8ssandra so it requires significant processing power.

You will also need to allocate 4 vCPUs and 8GB of RAM to your Docker environment. Otherwise, some of the components will fail to start due to lack of memory.

For more information, see the Prerequisites section of the K8ssandra Quick Start guide. Cheers!