2.3 Server Minimum Hardware and Memory Requirements

Each system must meet certain minimum hardware and memory requirements.

Table 2-1 Minimum Hardware and Memory Requirements for Oracle Grid Infrastructure Installation

Hardware Component Requirements

Memory (RAM)

Oracle Grid Infrastructure installations: At least 12 GB of physical RAM for Oracle Grid Infrastructure for a cluster installations, including installations where you plan to install Oracle RAC

Virtual memory (swap)

If your server has between 4 GB and 16 GB of RAM, then you should configure a paging file of at least the same size as the RAM. If your server has more than 16 GB of RAM, then the paging file should be 16 GB.

Video adapter

256 color and at least 1024 x 768 display resolution, so that OUI displays correctly while performing a system console-based installation


x64: Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (EM64T) or AMD 64


32-bit systems are no longer supported for Oracle Grid Infrastructure and Oracle RAC.