Odoo virtual memory on VM

Odoo virtual memory on VM

Odoo virtual memory on VM is a critical issue. Why? Although datacnters are now thriving with VM instances, one has to keep in mind that Odoo was originally designed to be implemented on physical systems. Among the main differences, one must keep in mind that all VMs (Virtual Machines), droplets, instances and other emulated environments do not use any swap partition at all. And yet, SWAP is the guardian of stability when your environment starts falling short on memory…

As you can see, VM performanc is affected by the type of swap. Yet, absence of swap can be lethal to system […] Read more

Before installing Odoo

Last week, we recived the following enquiry:


We are an odoo official partner and we are interested to have a right technical implementation more secure and with performance for odoo.
How you can help us.
What we search is a Document or a user manual to configure and setup odoo and secure it.


And here is our reply, since this is something you should do before installing Odoo :

To be honest with you, I have been implementing data management infrastructures for almost 2 decades now and I am still learning every day. One thing you must understand about Odoo is that it is using […] Read more

Odoo server requirements

Odoo server requirements: Choose the right system

The standard Odoo server requirements are quite low. Odoo 8 or 9 are not very demanding when one considers the required hardware. The following grid should give you an idea and help you choose the right server:

To have more details, use the author’s interactive grid here:

This is only an estimation of the typical Odoo server requirements, assuming the database size is “standard” and the usage is typical. Of course, this is not covering the VM possibility although it is well known that VMs will come along with more issues and problems, especially as far […] Read more

Check your Odoo setup in 3 stages

Check your Odoo setup in 3 stages

Check your Odoo implementation

If your implementation was done correctly, your system should not only run very fast but also be very stable. If this is not the case, it is great time to check your Odoo implementation. This means the technical deployment of either Odoo and / or PostGreSQL was not done properly. Before choosing a partner, have you followed the “BE SAFE” recommendations?

If you have not, you already ahving bugs, error messages, server restarts et…. etc… This is the common lot of unexperienced implementations. Now it is time to cross-check your implementation. You can easily do so by checking […] Read more

Odoo postgreSQL on a VM

Odoo postgreSQL on a VM

Although the official position is to avoid installing Odoo on a VM, I found out over the years that PostgreSQL had improved a whole lot since version 9.2 and it was not foolish to consider a VM under Vsphere as a potential candidate for a production environment.

Odoo & postgreSQL inside a VM

vPostgres 9.2 inherits all the performance improvements made in PostgreSQL 9.2 from upstream and features good out-of-box performance in most situations. vSphere is known for great out-of-box performance for common enterprise workloads. As a result, we refer to the performance best practices for vSphere and PostgreSQL for general performance […] Read more