Application and Data Server (ADS) and Extended Application and Data Server (ADX) - Metasys - LIT-1201645 - MS-ADSxxx-x - MS-ADXxxx-x - Server - ADS Server - ADX Server - 12.0

ADS/ADX Commissioning Guide

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ADS Server
ADX Server
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Commissioning Guide
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The ADS is a scalable platform that serves multiple users and provides database software options for archiving historical data using the Microsoft SQL Server® Express software database.

The extended version of the ADS, the ADX serves a larger number of users and provides higher capacity historical data storage using the SQL Server software database. The ADX may also be configured in a split configuration, where the web/application components of the ADX reside on a dedicated web/application server and the historical databases of the ADX reside on a dedicated database server. See the following table for ADX split configuration guidelines.

Table 1. ADX Split Configuration Guidelines



ADX Web/Application Server

Must be loaded on a Windows server-class operating system .

  • ADX software and all required ADX prerequisites reside on a web/application server. Users browse to the web/application server to see system data.

  • You may install Metasys Advanced Reporting System on this server.

ADX Database Server

Must be loaded on a Windows server-class operating system.

Note: SQL Server software resides on the ADX database server. The database server stores historical Metasys system data and serves as a historical data repository for the web/application server.

System Configuration Tool (SCT)

Must be loaded on a third server that is separate from the ADX web/application server and ADX database server.

For ADS/ADX hardware and software requirements, refer to the Metasys® System Configuration Guide (LIT-12011832).

Note: We recommend that you do not install or run additional software, such as word processors, games, or Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software, on the ADS/ADX computer. Only install and run the software listed in the SCT Installation and Upgrade Instructions (LIT-12012067), Metasys® Server Installation and Upgrade Instructions (LIT-12012162) or the Metasys Server Lite Installation and Upgrade Instructions (LIT-12012258), including ADS/ADX, SCT, and antivirus software.