HCL Commerce Kubernetes minimal test deployment resource planning

The following sections detail example HCL Commerce Kubernetes resource configurations necessary for minimal test deployments.

A minimal test deployment is a demo deployment of your customized HCL Commerce production environment and is intended for preliminary testing purposes only. These resource estimates provided are a starting point for feature and customization testing. It is not suitable for performance testing or capacity planning.

A production scale environment will vary significantly in performance and redundancy requirements. There are many factors that can influence the CPU and memory requirements of your site. These include, but are not limited to, any aspect of customization, as well as the size and types of data in the site catalog. Examples of these data types include, for example, the number of languages, the size and structure of the catalog, the number of attributes, or product description text length.

Load testing your site is necessary to obtain the actual resources that are required for various components, such as for the Solr or Elasticsearch-based components for building the site index, or the Transaction server and Search servers that are used for storefront shopping.

The resources that are recommended are sufficient for testing at levels similar to the provided Aurora or Emerald reference stores, with their default sample designs and catalogs. As the size and complexity of your custom solutions increase, so will resource requirements.

The examples that are provided are based on the solutions that are used in the deployment:

Solr-based search, with migrated local store

HCL Commerce
Group Server Replica Suggested CPU Suggested Memory (GB)
Auth ts-app 1 2 5
tooling-web 1 2 2
ts-web 1 2 2
xc-app 1 2 4
search-app-master 1 2 4
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.6.0 or latercache-app (optional) 1 2 2
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.7.0 or laterts-util (optional) 1 2 4
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.9.0 or latergraphql-app (optional) 1 2 2
Live ts-app 1 2 5
tooling-web 1 2 2
ts-web 1 2 2
xc-app 1 2 4
search-app-repeater 1 2 4
search-app-slave 1 2 4
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.6.0 or latercache-app (optional) 1 2 2
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.7.0 or laterts-util (optional) 1 2 4
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.9.0 or latergraphql-app (optional) 1 2 2
Other Vault 1 0.5 0.5
Consul 1 0.5 0.5
Totals
Replica Suggested CPU Suggested Memory (GB)
17 31 51

Solr-based search, with remote store

HCL Commerce
Group Server Replica Suggested CPU Suggested Memory (GB)
Auth ts-app 1 2 5
ts-web 1 2 2
xc-app 1 2 4
crs-app 1 2 4
search-app-master 1 2 4
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.6.0 or latercache-app (optional) 1 2 2
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.7.0 or laterts-util (optional) 1 2 4
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.9.0 or latergraphql-app (optional) 1 2 2
Live ts-app 1 2 5
ts-web 1 2 2
xc-app 1 2 4
crs-app 1 2 4
search-app-repeater 1 2 4
search-app-slave 1 2 4
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.6.0 or latercache-app (optional) 1 2 2
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.7.0 or laterts-util (optional) 1 2 4
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.9.0 or latergraphql-app (optional) 1 2 2
Other Vault 1 0.5 0.5
Consul 1 0.5 0.5
Totals
Replica Suggested CPU Suggested Memory (GB)
19 35 59

Elasticsearch-based search, with migrated local store

Required Non-Commerce Solutions
Group Server Replica Suggested CPU Suggested Memory (GB)
Third-party Elasticsearch 3 6 16
Note: Heap memory should be no more than 70% of the total pod memory that is allocated.

The minimum recommendation for the Elasticsearch heap is 12GB.

Redis 1 1 8
Zookeeper 1 0.5 1
HCL Commerce
Group Server Replica Suggested CPU Suggested Memory (GB)
Shared tooling-web 1 2 2
nifi-app 1 6 12
Note: Heap memory should be no more than 70% of the total pod memory that is allocated.

The minimum recommendation for the NiFi heap is 9GB.

registry-app 1 2 2
ingest-app 1 2 4
query-app 1 2 3
Auth ts-app 1 2 5
ts-web 1 2 4
xc-app 1 2 4
query-app 1 2 4
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.6.0 or latercache-app (optional) 1 2 2
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.7.0 or laterts-util (optional) 1 2 4
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.9.0 or latergraphql-app (optional) 1 2 2
Live ts-app 1 2 5
ts-web 1 2 2
xc-app 1 2 4
query-app 1 2 4
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.6.0 or latercache-app (optional) 1 2 2
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.7.0 or laterts-util (optional) 1 2 4
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.9.0 or latergraphql-app (optional) 1 2 2
Other Vault 1 0.5 0.5
Consul 1 0.5 0.5
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.7.0 or latermustgatherApp (optional) 1 1 4
Totals
Replica Suggested CPU Suggested Memory (GB)
24 49.5 86

Elasticsearch-based search, with Aurora-based remote store

Required Non-Commerce Solutions
Group Server Replica Suggested CPU Suggested Memory (GB)
Third-party Elasticsearch 3 6 16
Note: Heap memory should be no more than 70% of the total pod memory that is allocated.

The minimum recommendation for the Elasticsearch heap is 12GB.

Redis 1 1 8
Zookeeper 1 0.5 1
HCL Commerce
Group Server Replica Suggested CPU Suggested Memory (GB)
Shared tooling-web 1 2 2
nifi-app 1 6 12
Note: Heap memory should be no more than 70% of the total pod memory that is allocated.

The minimum recommendation for the NiFi heap is 9GB.

registry-app 1 2 2
ingest-app 1 2 4
query-app 1 2 4
Auth ts-app 1 2 4
ts-web 1 2 4
xc-app 1 2 4
query-app 1 2 4
crs-app 1 2 4
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.6.0 or latercache-app (optional) 1 2 2
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.7.0 or laterts-util (optional) 1 2 4
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.9.0 or latergraphql-app (optional) 1 2 2
Live ts-app 1 2 4
ts-web 1 2 4
xc-app 1 2 4
query-app 1 2 4
crs-app 1 2 4
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.6.0 or latercache-app (optional) 1 2 2
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.7.0 or laterts-util (optional) 1 2 4
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.9.0 or latergraphql-app (optional) 1 2 2
Other Vault 1 0.5 0.5
Consul 1 0.5 0.5
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.7.0 or latermustgatherApp (optional) 1 1 4
Totals
Replica Suggested CPU Suggested Memory (GB)
26 53.5 94

Elasticsearch-based search, with React-based remote store

Required Non-Commerce Solutions
Group Server Replica Suggested CPU Suggested Memory (GB)
Third-party Elasticsearch 3 6 16
Note: Heap memory should be no more than 70% of the total pod memory that is allocated.

The minimum recommendation for the Elasticsearch heap is 12GB.

Redis 1 1 8
Zookeeper 1 0.5 1
HCL Commerce
Group Server Replica Suggested CPU Suggested Memory (GB)
Shared tooling-web 1 2 2
nifi-app 1 6 12
Note: Heap memory should be no more than 70% of the total pod memory that is allocated.

The minimum recommendation for the NiFi heap is 9GB.

registry-app 1 2 2
ingest-app 1 2 4
query-app 1 2 4
Auth ts-app 1 2 4
ts-web 1 2 4
xc-app 1 2 4
query-app 1 2 4
store-web 1 2 4
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.6.0 or latercache-app (optional) 1 2 2
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.7.0 or laterts-util (optional) 1 2 4
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.9.0 or latergraphql-app (optional) 1 2 2
Live ts-app 1 2 4
ts-web 1 2 4
xc-app 1 2 4
query-app 1 2 4
store-web 1 2 4
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.6.0 or latercache-app (optional) 1 2 2
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.7.0 or laterts-util (optional) 1 2 4
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.9.0 or latergraphql-app (optional) 1 2 2
Other Vault 1 0.5 0.5
Consul 1 0.5 0.5
HCL Commerce Version 9.1.7.0 or latermustgatherApp (optional) 1 1 4
Totals
Replica Suggested CPU Suggested Memory (GB)
26 53.5 90