System Requirements

For proper performance of the Indica appliance you need at least a (virtual) machine with:


  1. A clean and updated install of Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS 64 bit
  2. Internet access (IP/DNS/GW configured)
  3. Account with sudo rights
  4. A minimum of 8 cores (more cores preferred, speed must be 'enough', processors not older than 3 years)
  5. A minimum of 16GB RAM (32GB preferred)
  6. A minimum of 200 GB of HDD space, but 500 GB preferred is preferred when indexing Mail, Sharepoint, other cloud services, INDICA needs at least 15% internal disk space of the to be indexed data volume.
  7. Service account with read-only rights to everything that needs to be accessed (AD/LDAP/DB/Applications/shares/etc.etc.)
  8. In case of archive/email, added storage in line with amount of data


If large amounts of images need to be OCR'd more cores and RAM need to be added. Also of course, the storage needs to be expanded as more sources have to be indexed.


Furthermore, the following information needs to be at hand:


  • IP address and account details of the Indica appliance
  • Details of directory access (for AD: domain/username, LDAP: full DN) including IP address
  • Overview of data to be indexed (types, shares, DB, applications, server names/IP's, which data, ports, account details)
  • If possible, which data is relevant? (e.g. customer details/addresses or contact details/email addresses)


INDICA has been installed successfully and performs normally on:


  • Physical machines
  • VMware ESX
  • Qemu
  • HyperV instances
  • Virtualbox VM's
  • KVM