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UiPath Automation Suite

The UiPath Automation Suite Guide

Hardware requirements

This page helps you install Automation Suite and its full set of capabilities.

Terminology


  • A node refers to any machine (bare metal, virtual machine, etc.).

  • A Kubernetes cluster is a set of nodes that run containerized applications.

  • A server node is defined as a machine (bare-metal or virtual) running the cluster management server.

  • An agent node is defined as a machine running the worker pods (the functional services). A machine can be designated to be used as both server and agent. Having separate server and agent nodes in a deployment is a topology design decision.

  • Offline (aka Air-gapped) environment refers to a set-up where the machines do not have access to the internet.

 

Product selection


The default installation experience includes a choice of two product selections. If you want to install a different combination of products, please review the Cross-product dependencies page before you proceed with the advanced configuration.

Product Complete Basic
Orchestrator
Action Center
Test Manager
Insights
Automation Hub
Automation Ops
Apps
AI Center
Document Understanding
Task Mining

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Note:

You can enable additional products later in the same deployment at any point in time, after the initial installation, without having to reinstall.
We recommend validating the hardware requirements based on expected usage and ensuring the deployment has enough capacity before adding the additional products.

See the following on adding additional products:
Managing products

See the following for validating capacity for adding new products:
Capacity planning

 

Choose your deployment profile


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Important!

Once the deployment starts, you cannot switch/upgrade from one deployment profile to another.

 

Deployment profiles at a glance


Deployment profile Prerequisites Requirements Configuration Installation
Single-node evaluation profile One Linux machine (RHEL 8.2 or above)
  • Additional Linux machine is required when using Task Mining
  • Additional Linux machine with GPU support is recommended when using Document Understanding
Single-node machine requirements Configuring the machines
Microsoft SQL Server
(2016, 2017, 2019 - Enterprise or Standard edition)
Microsoft SQL Server requirements Configuring Microsoft SQL Server
DNS N/A Configuring the DNS
Trusted TLS, token-signing and SQL connection encryption certificates N/A Configuring the certificates
Proxy server
(optional)
N/A Configuring proxy on the machine
Configuring proxy during installation
Setting up Kerberos authentication
(optional)
N/A Setting up Kerberos authentication
Multi-node HA-ready production profile Minimum 3 Linux machines (RHEL 8.2 or above)
  • Additional Linux machine is required when using Task Mining
  • Additional Linux machine with GPU support is recommended when using Document Understanding
Multi-node machine requirements Configuring the machines
Microsoft SQL Server
(2016, 2017, 2019 - Enterprise or Standard edition)
Microsoft SQL Server requirements Configuring Microsoft SQL Server
DNS N/A Configuring the DNS
Trusted TLS, token-signing and SQL connection encryption certificates N/A Configuring the certificates
Load balancer N/A Configuring the load balancer
Proxy server
(optional)
N/A Configuring proxy on the machine
Configuring proxy during installation
Setting up Kerberos authentication
(optional)
N/A Setting up Kerberos authentication

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Important!

You need root permission to install and deploy Automation Suite.
For more on the specific components that require root access, see Root privileges requirement.

 

Evaluation, development, or demo purposes - Single-node Evaluation Profile hardware requirements


Single-node evaluation profile
(recommended for evaluation, development, or demo purposes)
Selection Complete Basic
Processor 32 (v-)CPU/cores 16 (v-)CPU/cores
RAM 64 GiB 32 GiB
Cluster binaries and state disk for each node 256 GiB SSD
Min IOPS: 1100
256 GiB SSD
Min IOPS: 1100
Data disk for each server node 2 TiB SSD
Min IOPS: 1100
2 TiB SSD
Min IOPS: 1100
etcd disk for each server node 16 GiB SSD
Min IOPS: 240
16 GiB SSD
Min IOPS: 240
UiPath bundle disk
(For offline installation only, on the first server node)
512 GiB SSD
Min IOPS: 1100
512 GiB SSD
Min IOPS: 1100
Additional agent node for Task Mining
(required)
Processor 20 (v-)CPU/cores N/A (Task Mining is not present in this selection)
RAM 60 GiB
Cluster binaries and state disk 256 GiB SSD
Min IOPS: 1100
Data disk N/A
Additional agent node with GPU support for Document Understanding
(strongly recommended)
Processor 8 (v-)CPU/cores N/A (AI Center is not present in this selection)
RAM 52 GiB
Cluster binaries and state disk 256 GiB SSD
Min IOPS: 1100
Data disk N/A
GPU RAM 11 GiB

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Data disk sizing considerations

If you are planning on using the basic selection only and not adding any other products to the deployment in the future, the data disk for each server node can be as low as 512 GiB (SSD with min 1100 IOPS) for the basic selection. Keep in mind that PVC cannot be partitioned across multiple physical disks, so it is critical to plan for the right data disk size when deploying on bare metal hardware. If you are using bare-metal hardware and considering expanding the product list beyond the basic selection, make sure you have at least 2 TiB (SSD with min 1100 IOPS) data disk. This limitation does not apply to virtual environments (public cloud, VMware, Hyper-V, etc.) where virtual disks can be easily expanded.

 

Production deployment - Multi-node HA-ready Production Profile hardware requirements


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Note:

The minimum hardware requirements do not protect the deployment from node failures.

Multi-node HA-ready Production Profile
(recommended for production deployments)
Selection Complete Basic
Node count At least 3 server nodes.
There must be an odd number of server nodes in a cluster to have increased fault tolerance.
There is no limit on the number of agent nodes.
Processor 96 (v-)CPU/cores 48 (v-)CPU/cores
Processor per node 16 (v-)CPU/cores 16 (v-)CPU/cores
RAM total 192 GiB 96 GiB
Minimum RAM per node 32 GiB 16 GiB
Cluster binaries and state disk for each node 256 GiB SSD
Min IOPS: 1100
256 GiB SSD
Min IOPS: 1100
Data disk for each server node 2 TiB SSD
Min IOPS: 1100
2 TiB SSD
Min IOPS: 1100
etcd disk for each server node 16 GiB SSD
Min IOPS: 240
16 GiB SSD
Min IOPS: 240
UiPath bundle disk
(For offline installation only, on the first server node)
512 GiB SSD
Min IOPS: 1100
512 GiB SSD
Min IOPS: 1100
Additional agent node for Task Mining
(required)
Processor 20 (v-)CPU/cores N/A (Task Mining is not present in this selection)
RAM 60 GiB
Cluster binaries and state disk 256 GiB SSD
Min IOPS: 1100
Data disk N/A
Additional agent node with GPU support for Document Understanding
(strongly recommended)
Processor 8 (v-)CPU/cores N/A (AI Center is not present in this selection)
RAM 52 GiB
Cluster binaries and state disk 256 GiB SSD
Min IOPS: 1100
Data disk N/A
GPU RAM 11 GiB

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Data disk sizing considerations

If you are planning on using basic selection only and not adding any other products to the deployment in the future, the data disk for each server node can be as low as 512 GiB (SSD with min 1100 IOPS) for the basic selection. Keep in mind that PVC cannot be partitioned across multiple physical disks, so it is critical to plan for the right data disk size when deploying on bare metal hardware. If you are using bare-metal hardware and considering expanding the product list beyond the basic selection, make sure you have at least 2 TiB (SSD with min 1100 IOPS) data disk. This limitation does not apply to virtual environments (public cloud, VMware, Hyper-V, etc.) where virtual disks can be easily expanded.

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Optimal node size

Larger node sizes are more efficient than smaller node sizes because of the fixed baseline resource overhead per node. For example, 3 x 32 cores nodes is more efficient than 6 x 16 cores nodes.

 

Microsoft SQL Server general requirements


The installation requires an external SQL server as a prerequisite.

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Note:

Make sure that the SQL server can be accessed from each cluster VM.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016, 2017, and 2019 Enterprise and Standard editions are supported.

The minimum hardware requirements for the Microsoft SQL Server are:

  • 8 (v-)CPU
  • 32 GiB RAM
  • 256 GiB SSD

Updated 5 days ago


Hardware requirements


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