Before installing Prisma Cloud, verify that your environment meets the minimum requirements.
For information about when Prisma Cloud adds and drops support for third party software, see our support lifecycle page.
Metal: Prisma Cloud has the following hardware requirements:
- Console —
- When up to 1,000 Defenders are connected, Console requires 4 vCPUs, 8GB of RAM, and 100GB of persistent storage.
- When 1,001 - 10,000 Defenders are connected, Console requires 8 vCPUs, 30GB of RAM, and 500GB SSD of persistent storage.
- When more than 10,000 Defenders are connected, Console requires a baseline of 8 vCPUs, 30GB of RAM, and 500GB SSD of persistent storage, with another 4 vCPUS and 10GB of RAM for every increment of 5,000 Defenders. For example, for 20,000 Defenders, Console requires a total of 16 vCPUs, 50GB of RAM and 500GB SSD of persistent storage.Console uses cgroups to cap resource usage. When more than 1,000 Defenders are connected, it’s recommended to disable this cap by enabling the DISABLE_CONSOLE_CGROUP_LIMITS flag in twistlock.cfg.
- Defender — 256MB of RAM and 8GB of host storage.Defender uses cgroups to cap resource usage at 512MB of RAM and 900 CPU shares; typical load is ~1-5% CPU and 30-70MB RAMDefenders are designed to be portable containers that collect data. Any data that must be persisted is sent to Console for storage. Defenders themselves do not require persistent storage. Do not deploy persistent storage for Defenders, because it can corrupt Defender files.
- Defenders providing registry scanning-- 2GB of RAM, 20GB of storage, and 2 CPU cores.
- CI integration (Jenkins, twistcli) — Required storage space depends on the size of the scanned images. The required disk space is 1.5 times the size of the largest image to be scanned, per executor. For example, if you have a Jenkins instance with two executors, and your largest container image is 500MB, then you need at least 1.5GB of storage space (500MB * 1.5 * 2).
VMs: Prisma Cloud has been tested on the following hypervisors:
- Microsoft Hyper-V
Cloud: Prisma Cloud can run on nearly any cloud IaaS platform. Prisma Cloud has been tested on the following services:
- Amazon Web Services
- Google Compute Engine