System Requirements

On the IBM Aspera Shares machine:

Shares includes an Nginx web server listening on port 80 and 443. For best results, Aspera recommends using a machine that does not run a web server. If you are using a web server, keep port 80 or 443 open, configure either that server or the Nginx server to use different ports. If you are installing an IBM Aspera Enterprise Server and Shares on the same host and configure a firewall, close all ports that are not required. For details see the firewall configuration section of the IBM Aspera Enterprise Server documentation.

On node machines:

The term node refers to any machine installed with an Aspera transfer application, such as IBM Aspera Enterprise Server. Each node machine must meet the following requirements.

On all machines (Shares and nodes):