Destiny 15.5 System Requirements—Destiny

Destiny 15.5 System Requirements–Destiny Servers
Overview
IMPORTANT: Destiny® 15.5 is the last version to support running on a 32-bit operating system. See the Technical Notes section at the
end of this document for more information.
This document outlines the application and database server software requirements for Destiny® 15.5, and is
designed to communicate current requirements for districts that are upgrading to Destiny 15.5.
New district or consortium customers receive customized server hardware and software requirements that are
unique to their district as part of the sales process prior to their Destiny implementation. Districts looking to
reinstall on new/upgraded hardware should also contact their sales representative to review the district’s current
needs.
District technical staff should use this information to ensure their Microsoft server environment is using the most
current supported Microsoft software recommended by Follett for Destiny® servers.
Server hardware and software requirements for individual schools are also listed.
Districts or Consortia Upgrading to Destiny® 15.5
Your Windows servers must meet the following operating system and database server software requirements for
Destiny® 15.5.
Component
Operating System
Minimum Requirements
Windows Server 2008 Standard or Enterprise Edition 64bit *
Recommended Requirements
Windows Server 2016 Standard
or Data Center Edition 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2
Standard or Enterprise Edition 64-bit *
Windows Server 2012 R2
Standard or Data Center Edition 64-bit *
* Use the latest service pack
for your operating system.
Database Server
SQL Server 2008 Standard,
Enterprise or Express Edition
64-bit *
SQL Server 2016: Standard, Enterprise, or Express Edition 64-bit
SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise or Express Edition 64-bit *
SQL Server 2014 Standard,
Enterprise or Express Edition
64-bit *
* Use the latest service pack
for SQL Server.
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Single School Installation
Server Requirements
Processor Quad Core 2.4+ GHz, 12MB cache, 64-bit OS recommended
RAM 16GB RAM / 20GB RAM if using Destiny Analytics
Hard disk (1) 300+GB RAID-1 or RAID-5 volume
Server Software
Component
Operating System
Minimum Requirements
Recommended
Requirements
Windows Server 2008 Standard or Enterprise
Edition 64-bit *
Windows Server 2016
Standard or Data Center
Edition 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard or Enterprise Edition 64-bit *
Window Server 2012 R2 Standard or Data
Center Edition 64-bit*
Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or
Ultimate Edition 64-bit *
Windows 8 Professional or Enterprise Edition
64-bit *
Windows 10 Professional Edition*
* Use the latest service pack for your operating
system.
Database Server
SQL Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise or
Express Edition 64-bit *
SQL Server 2016: Standard, Enterprise, or
Express Edition 64-bit
SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise or
Express Edition 64-bit *
SQL Server 2014 Standard, Enterprise or
Express Edition 64-bit *
* Use the latest service pack for SQL Server.
Technical Notes:
IMPORTANT: Because each upgrade of Destiny® includes new features that require more resources from the hardware, operating
system and SQL Server, v15.5 is the last Destiny release to support 32-bit operating systems. In order to upgrade to v16.0, Destiny must
be installed on a 64-bit operating system.
Operating Systems:
Our installer will halt if it detects any other operating systems or editions are used other than those recommended
in this document.
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Follett encourages Destiny customers use the most current Microsoft version of the Windows operating system
and SQL Server that is outlined in this document. For details on when Windows is ending support, see:
(http://windows.microsoft.com/enus/windows/products/lifecycle). Once Microsoft support ends for older versions
of Windows OS and SQL Server, Follett will update our minimum requirements for Destiny to the more current
supported Microsoft products. Follett support associates might not be able to resolve all issues associated with
running Destiny on versions of Microsoft software that are no longer supported by Microsoft.
Applying Security Patches:
Our installer will halt if it detects any other operating systems or editions are used other than those recommended
in this document.
Follett encourages Destiny customers use the most current Microsoft version of the Windows operating system
and SQL Server that is outlined in this document. For details on when Windows is ending support, see:
(http://windows.microsoft.com/enus/windows/products/lifecycle). Once Microsoft support ends for older versions
of Windows OS and SQL Server, Follett will update our minimum requirements for Destiny to the more current
supported Microsoft products. Follett support associates might not be able to resolve all issues associated with
running Destiny on versions of Microsoft software that are no longer supported by Microsoft.
SQL Server:
Editions – Customers with up to 10,800 students can typically use the Express Edition of SQL Server, which is
free from Microsoft and included with Destiny. This database is limited in size and will only make use of a single
CPU. If over time the database size grows near the limit or the customer has high peak load and Destiny is not
performing, the customer might have to purchase the Standard or Enterprise Editions of SQL Server in the future.
SQL Containment:
Destiny is support on SQL Servers which have containment set to ‘none’. Destiny is not currently supported or
tested on any other containment settings.
Docker Containers:
Destiny is not currently supported or tested in any Docker Containers. This includes SQL installs as well.
Security:
Follett recommends HTTPS configuration of your Destiny server to ensure security of your Destiny data. If you
have any questions regarding HTTPS configuration, contact Technical Support.
Virtualization:
Installing Destiny directly on the host Windows Server 2008 or 2012 R2 with Hyper-V is only supported if the
Hyper-V role is disabled. Follett School Solutions, Inc. does not support installing Destiny directly on Windows
Server with Hyper-V running as a host operating system.
Follett School Solutions, Inc. also supports installing Destiny on Windows Server 2008 or 2012 R2 running as a
guest operating system. In this case, the guest operating system runs in a virtualized environment with Windows
Server with Hyper-V running as the host operating system. Installing Destiny in a virtualized environment can
cause a significant reduction in performance. For details, search Destiny and Virtual Machine Technology FAQ in
Destiny Help.
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