Hardware requirements for Parallels Remote Application Server 18

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The server hardware requirements to install and configure Parallels RAS can vary according to end-user requirements.

The minimum hardware requirements approved to run Parallels RAS are outlined below.

Typically for an installation of 30 users or under, Parallels RAS can be installed on one high specification server and the resources published directly from it. For more than 30 users, multiple servers may be required.

The below should be considered during the planning stage of a Parallels RAS deployment:

When configuring RD Session Hosts, VDI, or Azure Virtual Desktop, please keep in mind that different types of workloads require different session host configurations. For the best possible experience, scale your deployment depending on your users' needs. The following table gives you an idea of how different workload types affect session host configurations.

Workload Example users Example apps Max users per vCPU Minimum
Light Basic data entry tasks Database entry applications, command-line interfaces 6 2 vCPUs
8 GB RAM
16 GB storage
Medium Consultants and market researchers Database entry applications, command-line interfaces, Microsoft Word, static web pages 4 4 vCPUs
16 GB RAM
32 GB storage
Heavy Software engineers, content creators Database entry applications, command-line interfaces, Microsoft Word, static web pages, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, dynamic web pages 2 4 vCPUs
16 GB RAM
32 GB storage
Power Graphic designers, 3D model makers, machine learning researches Database entry applications, command-line interfaces, Microsoft Word, static web pages, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, dynamic web pages, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, CAD, CAM 1 6 vCPUs
56 GB RAM
340 GB storage

 

Note: Sizing guidelines are based on Microsoft recommendations on RDS or Azure Virtual Desktop multi-session hosts.

Parallels RAS Software Requirements: https://kb.parallels.com/124910

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