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3. NEP HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

    The recommended standard hardware configuration for each component of Newtest Enterprise Portal is detailed below. This information is provided as a guide for solutions with installation of physical hardware. It is also possible to operate our solutions in virtualized environments. For this type of software environment, or for any other special configuration (setting up products together on the same machine, for example), please get in touch with your Newtest technical contact. He or she will analyze your proposal, validate your architecture, and provide you with the right sizing with respect to your usage of our offer. 
     
    Note: the disk spaces indicated do not make allowance for database backup files. It is advisable to arrange with your database administrator to export backups to a network drive (SAN) or a virtualized backup solution.
     

    3.1 NEWTEST MANAGEMENT CONSOLE (NMC) & NEWTEST OPERATION PORTAL (NOP)

    3.1.1 HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

    A dedicated server with:
     
    CASE 1: a configuration comprising up to 10 robots:
    • a quad-core processor minimum
    • 50 GB space on 2 disks (programs / dababases and transaction logs)
    • 8 GB minimum RAM 
     
    CASE 2: a configuration comprising up to 20 robots:
    • a quad-core processor minimum
    • 120 GB space on 4 disks (programs / main database / cache database / transaction logs of the 2 databases)
    • 10 GB minimum RAM (of which 6 GB allocated to SQL)
     
    CASE 3: a configuration of more than 20 robots:
    • 2 quad-core processors minimum
    • 5 disks with 15,000 RPM and the following storage space:
    • Installation binaries/application: 50 GB
    • Database: 60 GB
    • Database transaction logs and temp files: 100 GB
    • Diagnostics files: 300 GB

    (example of distribution: programs / main database / cache database / main DB transaction logs / cache DB transaction logs)

    • at least 12 GB RAM

     

    a network connection
     

    3.1.2 SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS 

    Reference operating systems:
    • Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition SP1 (64 bits) 
    • Windows 2012 R2 Standard (64 bits)
     
    Supported operating systems:
    • Windows 2008 R2 Standard Edition SP1 (64 bits)
    • Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter (64 bits)

     

    These rights, components, and software are required: 
    • Internet Information Services (IIS7)
    • SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition (delivered with the NEP solution)
    • Microsoft .NET 3.5 development environment
    • Oracle 11g client  (only for configurations with Oracle data warehouses)
    Important: if you are using a 64-bit operating system, you must install Oracle 11g 32 bits AND 64 bits.
    • Local administrator access for installation
     

    3.1.3 NMC STORAGE VOLUME

    The NMC database contains measurement results. They are stored for a programmable length of time; the default storage period is 4 days. This is solely for short-term processing of results that are propagated to NMC every 10 minutes. 
    Please plan for around 8 MB per robot per day of storage space for results.
     

    3.2 NEWTEST REPORTING SERVICE (NRS)

    3.2.1 HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

    A dedicated server with:
    • a quad-core processor minimum
    • 8 GB RAM
    • 50 GB space on 2 disks (programs / OLAP cube database)
    • a network connection
     

    3.2.2 SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

    Reference operating systems:
    • Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition SP1 (64 bits) 
    • Windows 2012 R2 Standard (64 bits)
     
    Supported operating systems:
    • Windows 2008 R2 Standard Edition SP1 (64 bits)
    • Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter (64 bits)
     
    These rights, components, and software are required: 
    • Internet Information Services (IIS7)
    • SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 Enterprise Edition (delivered with the NEP solution)
    • Data Execution Prevention (DEP) protection enabled solely for Windows services
    • Oracle 11g client (only for configurations with Oracle data warehouses) 
    Important: if you are using a 64-bit operating system, you must install Oracle 11g 32 bits AND 64 bits.
    • Oracle Service for Microsoft Transaction Server
    • Local administrator access for installation
     

    3.2.3 NRS STORAGE VOLUME

    The results database stores data in cubes. Please plan around 15% storage space with respect to the data warehouse, which comes to about 150 kilobytes per robot.
     

    3.3 NEWTEST DATAWAREHOUSE (DWH)

    3.3.1 HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

    The hardware configuration depends on the role of the data warehouse that belongs to you (dedicated or shared).
    The component products of Newtest Enterprise Portal must be able to access your data warehouse via Oracle or SQL clients.
     

    3.3.2 SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

    These operating systems are supported:
    • No limitation on Windows OS, which is at your discretion as long as it supports the SQL Server version that you have.
    • Unix or Linux (for Oracle databases only)
     
    These database platforms are supported (not provided): 
    • SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition
    • SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition
    • SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition
    • SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition
    • Oracle Enterprise 10g/11g (partitioning option recommended)
     
    ip-label does not provide licenses for data warehouses (SQL Server or Oracle).
     

    3.3.3 DWH STORAGE VOLUME

    • 90 days for detailed data
    • 90 days for data aggregated by the hour
    • 15 months for data aggregated by the day
    • Unlimited conservation of data aggregated by the month
     
    The volume calculated for storage of results after a year of regular operation is about 700 MB per robot.
    Nevertheless, to provide for changes to the model and space required for temporary writing, 1 GB per robot should be reserved for the data warehouse.
     

    3.3.4 SQL SERVER DATA WAREHOUSE SUPPORTED PARAMETERS

    There are a number of SQL Server installation and configuration parameters. Newtest operation has been validated with the following parameters:
    Parameter Description
    Software version
    SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition
    SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition
    SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition
     
    Database name and naming restrictions NEWTESTDWH
    Language EN and FR
    SQL Collations Latin1_General_CI_AS
    Protocol TCP/IP default protocol
    Time zone No restriction
     
     

    3.3.5 ORACLE DATA WAREHOUSE SUPPORTED PARAMETERS

    There are a number of Oracle installation and configuration parameters. Newtest operation has been validated with the following parameters:
     
    Parameter Description
    Software version ORACLE Enterprise 10g / 11g
    Tablespace name and User/Schema name (naming restrictions) DTW_NEWTEST (with partitioning: DTW_NEWTEST, DTW_RESULT, DTW_STATUSRANGE)
    Language No restriction
    Character set WE8ISO8859P15 (recommended)
    Time zone No restriction
    Partitioning Recommended

     

    3.4 NEWTEST Gateway (NGW)

    3.4.1 HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

    A dedicated server with:
    • a quad-core processor
    • 4 GB RAM
    • 50 GB disk space for the program
    • network connection
     

    3.4.2 SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

    Reference operating systems:
    • Windows 2012 R2 Standard (64 bits)

    Supported operating systems:

    • Windows 2008 R2 Standard Edition SP1 (64 bits)
    • Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter (64 bits)
    • Windows 2016 Datacenter (64 bits)

    These rights, components, and software are required: 

    • local administrator access for installation
     

     

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