Server Hardware Guidelines

The M-Files system can be set up on a single server or on dedicated database, application, and search servers. If you use M-Files Ground Link, see the hardware setup guidelines for the Ground Link proxy server.

Plan the server architecture and especially the memory capacity and the CPU of the server so that it is easy to upgrade the server machine later.

M-Files Desktop, M-Files Admin, and M-Files Server cannot be used on computers with an ARM processor. End users that use this type of computer can access vaults with M-Files Web.

Important: The configurations that this section gives are examples only. There are many things that have an effect on the system performance. For example, the degree of concurrent activity and the type of operations that users do in the vault.

The disk space requirements for the metadata database are dependent on the complexity of the metadata structure and the number of object versions in the database. You can use the estimates of this section in typical document management use cases.

In large M-Files implementations, contact M-Files to help you with the implementation plan.