JIRA Sizing Guide
The following table lists sizing recommendations for JIRA instances based on your average use cases and hardware demands. The specific recommendations for your company depend on the specific growth type, intensity and use cases. We recommend that you collaborate with one of our Experts to receive a specific recommendation. If you're interested for a referral for a partner/expert, please contact us.
In addition, if you find that you are running in the upper limits of the enterprise scale recommendations, please check out JIRA Data Center. It's specifically designed to help large organizations expand their JIRA solution as their performance and sizing demands increase.
Recommendations for sizing
|Sizing Legend||Small-scale||Mid-scale||Large-scale||Enterprise scale|
|Active (Concurrent) Users||25||200||600||2000|
|Parent Issue Types||10||20||50||160|
|System level||small scale||medium scale||large scale||enterprise scale|
|Description||For this low level server, consider a dual core type CPU and fast, physical hard disks.||For a medium level machine, consider using a medium server CPU (e.g. quad core) and high speed hard disks (e.g. 7200RPM+) for the home directory and backups.||For a high-level system, we recommend using high processing power (e.g. dual quad core or higher) and ensuring high I/O performance, e.g. through the use of 10,000+ RPM or Solid State Disks.||This should be a top of the line server with enterprise grade processing power (e.g. 6 quad cores or more) and the highest possible I/O performance (e.g. Raid 10, Solid State Disks).|
|System Memory||8GB||> 8GB||> 16GB||>128GB|
|JVM Heap Size||> 1GB||> 2GB||> 4GB||Consult our experts|
|App Install Dir||~200MB||~200MB||~200MB||~500MB|
|Backups||> 100MB||> 200MB||1-5GB||10GB|
|Attachments||10 - 50GB||50-100GB||100GB||400GB|
|Total disk space||10 - 50 GB||50 - 100 GB||100-200 GB||> 500 GB|
Note: This table was written with the release of JIRA 6.3
Staying ahead of hardware demand
Below are a few best practices for sizing a JIRA deployment for your organization. The goal of this section is to help provide generic sizing information as a starting point for what memory, hard disk space and a few other configuration settings are required for deploying JIRA.
|Java Version||Atlassian products like JIRA can show significant differences in performance depending on the Java version it is installed on.||For JIRA 5.1 Java SE 6 Update 24 or higher; 1.6_24 through 1.6_45; or 1.7 is recommended|
|Disk Space||The disk space recommended generally depends on the size of your instance and the anticipated growth. It is recommendable to dedicate more disk space to the respective directories than specified as minimum requirements. For the examples to the right, general instances sizes have been defined||
Installation Directory: 20GB
|Memory||In general, there is a difference between the general memory of the server that an Atlassian application is installed and the JAVA HEAP size dedicated to the application.||See table above|