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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?


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.


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