Aras Innovator - Platform Specifications

VERSION 9.0
Technology Specifications: Platforms & Standards
Aras ® is committed to standard Internet protocols and common platform. Aras Innovator®
provides businesses with flexible configuration options to manage based on tomorrow’s
market requirements not yesterday’s decisions.
Aras Innovator Specifications
Standards
HTML
HTTP / HTTPS
XML
SOAP
Databases
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
SQL
JavaScript
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Servers
Microsoft .NET [2.0, 3.0, or 3.5]
Clients
Microsoft Internet Explorer [6, 7, or 8]
Microsoft .NET [2.0, 3.0, or 3.5]
Operating Systems
IIS
Server
Client
MS Windows 2008 or 2003
Windows 7, Vista or XP
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Andover, MA 01810
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[978] 794-9826 - Fax
sales@aras.com
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VERSION 9.2
Technology Specifications: Recommendations & Requirements
To optimize Aras Innovator® performance Aras ® Corporation recommends the following
software and hardware components. Please keep in mind that the minimum
requirements are listed as a baseline and following recommendations ensures system
performance. Recommendations also assume that Aras Innovator will be running with
minimum additional network activity. Other active applications on the network or on the
PCs will affect performance and must be taken into account when selecting hardware.
Database Server
Database Engine Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or Microsoft SQL Server 2005 – Recommend Enterprise Edition
Network OS
CPU
Any supported O/S platform for the selected database
Recommend dual CPU 2.0 GHz or higher – Configure 2.0 GHz of CPU for each 50 concurrent users
Minimum requirement CPU 1.0 GHz – Supports 25 concurrent users
Memory
Minimum requirement 1 GB RAM up to 50 concurrent users – Recommend increasing 10 MB per concurrent user
HDD
Recommend RAID using 4 to 6 physically separate disks (RAID 0/1) – Striping data across disks improves performance
NOTE: NEVER use OS based mirroring of the database – The OS should be on a separate disk from the Database
It is recommended that the Operating system and virtual memory file be separated from the SQL server data and log files.
Optimal SQL server performance is achieved when SQL server log files also reside on a s separate physical disk. The
following recommended guideline is a good price/performance compromise:
•
Operating System disk(s) – could be RAID 1
•
SQL Server data files (RAID 5 array, minimum of 3 drives)
•
SQL Server log files (RAID 1 array, 2 drives)
Recommend > 10,000 RPM SCSI Drives – Disk speed impacts performance
Application Server
Network OS
Windows 2008 or 2003 Server – Recommend Enterprise Edition
Web Server
IIS version 6 or higher
.NET
Recommend .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 3.5
CPU
Recommend 2.0 GHz or higher – Configure 2.0 GHz of CPU for each 50 concurrent users
Memory
Recommend 1.0 GB RAM – Minimum requirement 512MB for each 25 concurrent users
HDD
Recommend 1.0 GB free disk space – Aras Innovator will use approximately 100 MB for each environment (Production,
Development, Test, Training)
Connectivity
Internet connection suggested for online support and update downloading – recommend VPN to support remote access
Vault Server
Network OS
Windows 2008 or 2003 Server – Recommend Enterprise Edition
Web Server
IIS version 6 or higher
CPU
Recommend 500 MHz or higher – Minimum requirement single CPU 500 MHz for every 200 concurrent users
Memory
Recommend 1.0 GB RAM – Minimum requirement 512MB for each 250 concurrent users
HDD
Recommend RAID array – Vault disk capacity planning should consider 2-year growth of total file.
NOTE: End-user predictions of Vault Server data volume are typically under estimated and quickly surpassed
Recommend 1.0 GB free disk space for the OS and software – Aras Innovator will use 50MB
Recommend > 10,000 RPM SCSI Drives – Disk speed impacts performance
Clients
Client OS
Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP SP3
Browser
Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 7, or Internet Explorer 6
.NET
Recommend .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 3.5
CPU
Minimum requirement CPU Pentium 4 or equivalent, 1 GHz or higher
Memory
Minimum requirement 512 MB RAM
HDD
Minimum requirement 80 MB free disk space for Internet temporary folders
Monitor
Recommend 1280 x1024 monitor and adapter – Minimum requirement 1024 X 768
Network
Recommend 100 mbps network – Minimum 256 k (fractional T1) between Application Server and Clients
Recommend dedicated sub-LAN of 100 mbs or 1.0 GB copper between the Application Servers and Database Server
Backup Equipment
Aras Corporation recommends investment in a reliable backup system.
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VERSION 9.2
Technology Specifications: Hardware by Configuration
Aras Innovator® offers numerous configuration options designed to fit your business
requirements and technology environment with the ability to scale to meet future needs.
Migrating from one configuration to the next is designed to be straightforward.
Option 1: Single Server
INNOVATOR
250 Users
Combined Database, File Vault,
and Web / App Servers
Single Combined Server
1
2
Database – Web / App Server – Vault
CPU
RAM
Dual CPU @ 2 GHz
2.0 GB
HDD
1,2
RAID 100 GB Vault
SCSI/IDE 2 GB OS
HDD capacity requirements depend directly on the CAD, EDA and document formats employed in conjunction with the aggregate file count and total size.
Preferred configuration for SQL Server database: Operating System disk(S), RAID 5 array for SQL server data files, RAID 1 array for SQL Server log files. Using
three sets of physical disks and separating the log files and data files minimizes contention for physical disks. The Innovator application and vault can also
reside on the RAID 5 array.
Option 2: Separate Servers
INNOVATOR
500 Users
Separate Database, File Vault,
and Web / App Servers
Database
Web / App Server
Vault
CPU
RAM
HDD
2
Dual CPU @ 2 GHz
1.0 GB
See note 2
Web / App Server
Dual CPU @ 2 GHz
1.0 GB
20 GB
512 MB
RAID 200 GB Vault
SCSI/IDE 2 GB OS
Database Server
Vault Server
1
2
1
Single CPU >= 500 MHz
HDD capacity requirements depend directly on the CAD, EDA and document formats employed in conjunction with the aggregate file count and total size.
Preferred configuration for SQL Server database: Operating System disk(S), RAID 5 array for SQL server data files, RAID 1 array for SQL Server log files. Using
three sets of physical disks and separating the log files and data files minimizes contention for physical disks. The Innovator application and vault can also
reside on the RAID 5 array.
Option 3: Distributed Servers
Over 1000 Users
Multiple Vault and Web / App
Servers, Single Database Server
Database Server
2
AppServer Servers
Vault Servers
1
2
1
INNOVATOR
Web / App
Vault
Database
Web / App
Vault
CPU
RAM
HDD
Quad CPU @ 2 GHz
2.0 GB
See Note 2
Dual CPU @ 2 GHz
1.0 GB
20 GB
512 MB
RAID 500 GB Vault
SCSI/IDE 2 GB OS
Single CPU >= 500 MHz
HDD capacity requirements depend directly on the CAD, EDA and document formats employed in conjunction with the aggregate file count and total size.
Preferred configuration for SQL Server database: Operating System disk(S), RAID 5 array for SQL server data files, RAID 1 array for SQL Server log files. Using
three sets of physical disks and separating the log files and data files minimizes contention for physical disks. The Innovator application and vault can also
reside on the RAID 5 array.
Option 4: Development Server
INNOVATOR
Used for Customization, Testing,
or Training Environments
Database – Web / App Server – Vault
Single Development Server
CPU
RAM
HDD
Single CPU @ 500 MHz
512 MB
2 GB
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