Microsoft SQL Server hardware requirements for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Server


Updated: December 9, 2016

Applies To: Dynamics 365 (on-premises), Dynamics CRM 2016

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





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



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 may vary based on your system configuration and operating system.

Maintaining Microsoft Dynamics 365 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.

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