Quick Howto use JIRA. Please help me.

Would like to know

- how many servers do we need? (Physical/Virtual)

- CPU/RAM/Storage

- do we have sufficient capacity to start initially or we need to buy some (storage, cpu, ram), if yes what and expected cost

- any additional licenses (beside JIRA and Confluence) like DB etc, if yes please let me know expected cost

Our assumption is 100 JIRA users and 50 confluence users to start with.


Please advise me ASAP.

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here are some answers for your questions:


here are prices for JIRA software:


here are prices for confluence:


More important then the number of users is the number of issues that you have. 

I recommend you to visualize 3 servers, Jira, Confluence and DB.

Also as a operating system, i all ways recommend Linux. The distribution that you are most used to. 

For DB, i had started with mysql and now changed to portgrerSQL because i had notice a significant improvement in performance. 

The storage size, is dependent on the attachments you have. 

For the complete system, you can start with a quad core, with 8 Gb of ram and 500Gb of disk (at least 75 rpm)

Select 2 cores and 4gb of ram 150GB for JIRA
Select 1 core, 2gb of ram and 200 GB for data base

Select 1 core, 2gb of ram and 150gb for confluence


After this, when the number of issues start growing,  check where you bottleneck is and move it to a separate server and relocate the resources for the other machines. 


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