Version 9.0 of SME Server supports a wide variety of hardware, you can look for compatibility before deployment.

 We expect that all hardware which is marked as "Certified" or "Compatible" for RedHat Enterprise Linux Update 6 on the RedHat Hardware Compatibility web site, located at:, will function correctly with SME Server 9.0. We do not recommend the use of server hardware which is not listed as "Certified" or "Compatible".

- Home use
       1 core min 1.6GHz  with PAE support
       1GB of RAM
       20GB + required space to store data

- Small Office (up to 10 users, emails, file sharing)
      2 cores min 2GHz with PAE support
      4GB of RAM
      30GB + required space to store data

- Medium Office (up to 100 users, email with spam and virus filtering, file sharing, VPN)
      redundant power supply + UPS
      4 core 2.5GHz with PAE
      8GB of RAM
      hardware RAID controler with BBU
      2x70GB RAID1 SAS 15k or SSD

You can find compatible hardware here for Koozali SME Server 8 and here for Koozali SME Server 9.

Koozali SME Server is also known to work on the following virtual platform:
    - qemu-kvm
    - VMWare
    - Virtualbox
    - Xen
    - HyperV

See our specific page on how to using SME Server as a virtualized server.

A list of known hardware  For Home  For Office

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Current Stable Release:

showcase610th Dec 2015 - The SME Server development team is pleased to announce the release of SME Server 9.1 which is based on CentOS 6.7.