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System Requirements

This section contains software and hardware requirements for PACKflow environments

This topic contains the following sections:

Hardware Requirements

Here are the minimum hardware requirements for server, database and development environment.

Application servers and development environment

Scenario

RAM

Processor

Storage

Production server with external database

8 GB

64 bit, 4 cores

80 GB for system drive

Test server with external database

4 GB

64 bit, 2 cores

80 GB for system drive

Test server with built-in database

8 GB

64 bit, 4 cores

80 GB for system drive

Development environment with self-hosted server and database

12 GB

64 bit, 4 cores

80 GB for system drive

Database servers

These minimum requirements apply for a server hosting a single SQL instance. Values must be scaled up accordingly when hosting content for several sites.

Component

Minimum Requirement

Processor

64 bit, 4 cores

RAM

8 GB (16 GB recommended)

Storage

80 GB for system drive

Storage space depends on your application data.

Software Requirements

This section provides the minimum software requirements for typical scenarios.

Application Server

  • One of the following:

    • The 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2

    • The 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2012

  • IIS 7 or upper

  • Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.7.2

Development machine with self-hosted server and database

  • One of the following:

    • The 64-bit edition of Windows Seven Professional or upper.

    • The 64-bit edition of Windows 10 Professional or upper.

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 or upper.

  • IIS 7 or upper.

  • Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.7.2

  • One of the following:

    • The 64-bit edition of SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.

    • The 64-bit edition of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or above.

Database Server

  • One of the following:

    • The 64-bit edition of SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.

    • The 64-bit edition of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or above.

  • One of the following:

    • The 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2.

    • The 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2012.

  • Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.7

Windows Features

This sections contains a list of necessary Windows Features for PACKflow installation on servers and development machines.

  • Internet Information Services

    • Web Management Tools

      • IIS Management Console

      • IIS Management Scripts And Tools

    • World Wide Web Services

      • Application Development Features

        • .NET Extensibility

        • ASP

        • ASP.NET

        • ISAPI Extensions

        • ISAPI Filters

      • Common HTTP Features

        • Static Content

        • Default Document

        • Directory Browsing

        • HTTP Errors

        • HTTP Redirection

      • Health and Diagnostics

        • HTTP Logging

        • Logging Tools

        • Request Monitor

        • Tracing

      • Performance Features

        • Dynamic Content Compression (optional)

        • Static Content Compression

      • Security

        • Basic Authentication

        • Request Filtering

        • Windows Authentication

  • .NET Framework 4.6 Advanced Services (When hosting in IIS 8)

    • WCF Services

      • HTTP Activation
Client Configuration
  • Standard usage:

    • Internet Explorer 10 or upper

    • Recent versions of Chrome and Firefox are supported

  • Advanced Office support (online document edition and quickParts templating):

    • Browser: Internet Explorer 10 or upper, recent Firefox or Chrome version.

    • Microsoft Office 2010 or upper.