Does Crystal Server require a dedicated machine?
Looking for confirmation that I can run Crystal server on a drive while other applications run on other drives. Or does Crystal Server require a dedicated machine?
Dell Stinnett-Christy replied
It's not just how many users, it's also how and when reports run (scheduled vs. interactive viewing) along with how complex the reports are. Running reports takes a lot of RAM and Crystal can do a lot of swapping to disk under certain circumstances.
It also will depend on how CPU-intensive the other apps are and how many CPU cores are available on the server. I usually recommend a minimum of 8 CPU cores and 32GB of RAM for my clients when we're setting up a new server for this. So, if you were running other apps, you would need more. Also, if this is on a VM, SAP highly recommends that the CPUs and RAM be "reserved" for this server so that there's no contention for the resources.