Minimum system requirements


I am looking into balenaOS for our custom hardware.
Is there a minimum system requirements to balenaOS and running docker containers? I think we’ll probably be running up to 5 containers with very light weight application. The RAM in our devices is 256Mb.

Any comments would be appreciated.


Hi there, I have just double-checked with the team and according to them it is quite unlikely that you can run balenaOS and 5 services with only 256MB of RAM. I think having 512MB of RAM is the bare minimum to get a reasonable experience without getting into issues all the time.

Thanksl you for a quick response. I’ll take this up with the powers that be.

You’re welcome, let us know if you have any other questions.