Microsoft SQL Server hardware requirements for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Server

You need SQL Server database engine and SQL Server Reporting Services to install and run on-premises versions of Dynamics 365 Server. The following table lists the minimum and recommended hardware requirements for SQL Server. These requirements assume that additional components such as Dynamics 365 Server, SQL Server Reporting Services, SharePoint, or Microsoft Exchange Server aren’t installed or running on the system.

Component *Minimum *Recommended
Processor x64 architecture or compatible dual-core 1.5 GHz processor Quad-core x64 architecture 2 GHz CPU or higher such as AMD Opteron or Intel Xeon systems
Memory 4 GB RAM 16 GB RAM or more
Hard disk SAS RAID 5 or RAID 10 hard disk array SAS RAID 5 or RAID 10 hard disk array

*Actual requirements and product functionality might vary based on your system configuration and operating system.

Maintaining Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement (on-premises) databases on a computer that has less than the recommended requirements may result in inadequate performance.

The minimum and recommended requirements are based on 320-user load simulation tests.

See also

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement (on-premises) system requirements and required technologies
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Server hardware requirements
Software requirements for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Server