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Hardware Requirements

An Edge host must meet the minimum hardware requirements to be deployed successfully. Certain features such as Virtual Machine Orchestrator (VMO) require additional hardware capabilities. This page provides general guidance on the minimum hardware requirements for your Edge hosts.


Due to variations in hardware and firmware capabilities, in addition to different workloads required by each user, you should always verify and evaluate specific devices with Palette Edge as part of solution design. To learn more, contact Spectro Cloud sales at

Minimum Requirements

All Edge hosts must meet the following minimum hardware requirements.

AMD64 Architecture Devices

CPU- Intel: i3, i5, i7, i9, Xeon series
- AMD: Ryzen 3, 5, 7, 9, and Epyc series
CPU CoreMinimum two cores.
MemoryMinimum 8 GB.
StorageMain drive requires a minimum of 100 GB storage to accommodate the Operating System (OS), Kubernetes, and workloads. The main drive must be an SSD drive.

ARM64 Architecture Devices

ARM64 support is only verified for the Nvidia Jetson Orin device family.

Trusted Boot

To use Trusted Boot, your Edge host must meet the following additional requirements:

  • Edge host must have a Trusted Plat Module (TPM) 2.0 or later.
  • Edge host must support Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) boot options.
  • Edge host must be capable of booting Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) files of size 850 MB or greater. Refer to Check Hardware EFI Boot Limit for a rough estimate of your EFI boot limit. For a more precise determination, contact

Virtual Machine Operator (VMO)

To operate VMO on edge clusters, the CPUs of the constituent Edge hosts must have the following virtualization technologies.

  • Intel: Intel Virtualization Technology for x86 (VT-d) or Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-x)
  • AMD: AMD Virtualization (AMD-V)

For more information, refer to Virtual Machine Orchestrator.