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To ensure a smooth and fully functional installation of the NuvlaBox Engine (NBE), please make sure you comply with the following system requirements.

OS Requirements

The NuvlaBox Engine is compliant with any OS that officially and fully supports Docker. We recommend one of the following:

  • Ubuntu
  • CentOS
  • Debian (and Debian variants like Raspbian and Raspberry Pi OS)

Other Docker-compliant Linux distributions should also work, but the NuvlaBox functionality will be subject to the level of Docker support the OS provides.

Functionalities like the automatic discovery and categorization of peripherals are not ensured for macOS and Windows.

Hardware Requirements

In order to install the NBE and ensure its smooth execution over time, your device should have at least:

  • 1GB of RAM
  • 2GB of free disk space

Software Requirements

Before you can install the NBE, please make sure you have:

Network Requirements

You need an internet connection.

The NBE requires the following ports to be opened:

Port Reason
3636 Used by the system-manager to publish the internal NB dashboard
5000 Used by the compute-api as the relay endpoint for Docker
5001 Used by the management-api for the NB remote management REST API
1194 (optional) outgoing UDP connections to must be allowed on this port in case you’d like to remotely connect to the edge device, via the VPN Client