Anaconda repository requirements and verification (AER 2.32)

See also the System Requirements page for all of Anaconda Enterprise.

Hardware requirements

  • Physical server or virtual machine
  • CPU: 2 x 64-bit 2 2.8GHz 8.00GT/s CPUs or better. Verify architecture
  • Memory: minimum RAM size of 32GB (or 16GB RAM with 1600 MHz DDR3 installed) and minimum of 2 2.8GHz 8.00GT/s CPUs for a typical installation with 50 regular users. Verify memory
  • Storage: Recommended minimum of 100GB, or 300GB if you are planning to mirror both the Anaconda repository (approx. 90GB) and/or the PyPI repository (approx. 100GB), or at least 1TB for an air gapped environment; additional space is recommended if the repository will be used to store packages built by the customer. Verify storage
  • Internet access to download the files from Anaconda Cloud or a USB drive containing all of the files you need with alternate instructions for air gapped installations.

Software requirements

Security requirements

  • Root access or sudo capabilities. Verify root access and sudo privileges
  • Ability to make (optional) iptables modifications
  • SELinux policy edit privileges. (note that SELinux does not have to be disabled for Anaconda repository operation)

Network requirements (TCP ports)

  • Inbound TCP 8080 (Anaconda repository)
  • Inbound TCP 22 (SSH)
  • Outbound TCP 443 (Anaconda Cloud)
  • Outbound TCP 25 (SMTP)
  • Outbound TCP 389/636 (LDAP(s))
  • Your (Anaconda repository in the cloud) account username, password and installation token provided to you by Anaconda at the time of purchase. If you did not receive your token, please contact your sales representative or Enterprise Support team.

Hardware verification

Machine architecture

Anaconda repository is built to operate only on 64-bit computers. To verify that you have a 64-bit or x86_64 computer, in your terminal window print the machine architecture with this command:


This command prints to the screen whether your system is 32-bit (“i686”) or 64-bit (“x86_64”).

Memory requirements

You need a minimum RAM size of 32GB (or 16GB RAM with 1600 MHz DDR3 istalled).

On the command line type:

free -m

This will return the free memory size in MB.

Storage requirements: minimum hard drive or virtual environment size

Check your available disk space with the built-in Linux utility df, with the -h parameter for human readable format:

df -h

Software verification

Other versions of the Linux environment

Please contact us by filing a GitHub issue if you have problems with a version other than Redhat, CentOS, or Ubuntu. Prompts may vary slightly depending on your version.

cURL access for Ubuntu users

RedHat Linux and CentOS have cURL pre-installed, but Ubuntu does not.

Verify cURL access in your terminal window:

curl --version

If cURL is not found, Ubuntu users can use the Advanced Packaging Tool (APT) to get and install cURL:

sudo apt-get install curl

TIP: If you already have Miniconda or Anaconda installed, in all versions of Linux you can use the conda command:

conda install curl

MongoDB version 2.4+ installed as root and running

MongoDB version 2.4 or higher is required. Versions through 3.4 are supported. Check for existence of MongoDB and its version number:

mongod --version

If you get a “not found” message or if the MongoDB version is 2.3 or earlier, then install MongoDB 2.4 or higher using the official installation instructions. Remember to install as root with the sudo command.

MongoDB must always be running before Anaconda repository can be started. Start MongoDB:

sudo service mongod start

Verify that MongoDB is running:

mongo --eval 'db.serverStatus().ok'

bzip2 is installed

Check for existence of bzip2 and its version number:

bzip2 --version

Security verification

Root access and sudo privileges

The Anaconda repository installation process cannot be completed without root access. Test to verify that you have sudo privileges:

sudo -v

Enter your root password when prompted and click ENTER.

If you receive a message like the following, contact your system administrator for root access:

Sorry, user [username] may not run sudo on [hostname].

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