This article lists the hardware and software requirements for installing SysKit Point in an Azure environment.

Hardware and Software Requirements

SysKit Point has two main components that have their requirements:

  • Azure Virtual Machine - hosts the data collection service and the Point web application
  • Azure SQL Database - stores the data collected by Point

Azure Virtual Machine Requirements

Software Requirements

We recommend installing SysKit Point on a Windows Server machine to allow SysKit Point to scan your Microsoft 365 environment continuously. When choosing the Virtual machine image, please note the following:

  • Windows Server 2012 or newer is required
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2. or higher is required

Hardware Requirements

Below, you can find Azure Virtual Machine minimum requirements based on your environment's size.

Microsoft 365 Environment Instance vCPU Memory Disk
Up to 1000 users/sites General purpose D2 v3 2 cores 8GB 6GB-12GB per month for 1000 users
Up to 10 000 users/sites General purpose D4 v3 4 cores 16GB 6GB-12GB per month for 1000 users
More than 10 000 users/sites General purpose D8 v3 8 cores 32GB 6GB-12GB per month for 1000 users

Requirements highly depend on the Microsoft 365 activity, the number of users, and the amount of data in your environment. The larger the environment, the more resources SysKit Point will require to run smoothly.

Azure SQL Database Requirements

Please note!
We recommend creating Azure SQL resources for smaller environments by selecting the DTU-based purchase model. For bigger environments, we recommend the vCore-based model, which will better suit your needs. It is possible to migrate from the DTU-based model to the vCore-based model, and vice-versa, with minimal downtime, as described here.

If you have additional questions or concerns regarding the purchase models, please contact us.

Below, you can find minimum Azure SQL database recommendations based on your environment's size.

Microsoft 365 Environment Pricing model Included storage (GB)
Up to 1000 users/sites DTU model S1 - 20 DTU 50
Up to 10 000 users/sites General Purpose 2 vCores (Provisioned) 100
More than 10 000 users/sites General Purpose 4+ vCores (Provisioned) 250

Requirements highly depend on the Microsoft 365 activity, the number of users, and the amount of data in your environment. The larger the environment, the more resources will be required to run SysKit Point smoothly.

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