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

ADS/ADX Commissioning Guide

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Table 1. Application and Data Server (ADS) system requirements (5 Users)

Recommended Computer Platform 1

Intel Core i7-8700 Processor (Six Core, 3.20GHz)

2 x 500 GB 7200 rpm SATA 3.5 in. drive 2 with 40 GB free space after installation of all prerequisite software and before installation of ADS software. Configure RAID 1 (mirroring) with disk write-caching turned on.

Note: Prerequisite software includes the supported operating system, database software, .NET Framework, and any other software or service packs required for your ADS configuration.

Graphics card (1 GB RAM, ATI® Technologies or NVIDIA® Corporation, 64-bit compatible, Small Form Factor [SFF] if required)

Required Minimum Memory 3


The VM host must have at least 8 GB of allocated RAM at all times. When you configure the VM, do not select the enable dynamic memory option.

Number of engines supported

For information about the number of engines supported, refer to the table labeled Maximum number of network engines supported based on Metasys Server type and Server size in the Metasys System Configuration Guide (LIT-12011832).

Number of Site Management Portal users supported

Up to five

Number of Metasys UI users supported

Up to five

Supported Operating Systems 4 and Database Software

Windows® 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise Editions versions 2004, 21H1, and 21H2 (64-bit). For all future Windows 10 updates after version 21H2, we will evaluate and certify that Metasys software can support the updates before we provide guidance on support.

Windows® 10 Enterprise LTSC (21H2) (64-bit)
  • SQL Server® 2019 Express with CU14 (64-bit)
    Note: SQL Server 2019 may cause the configuration service cache that builds stored procedures to time out. This causes the user's login to Metasys UI to fail. To resolve this issue, set SQL Server 2019 databases to run in 2017 compatibility mode. For more information, refer to
  • SQL Server® 2017 Express with CU27 (64-bit)
  • SQL Server® 2016 Express with SP2 CU17 (64-bit)
  • SQL Server® 2017 Express with CU27 (64-bit)
  • SQL Server® 2016 Express with SP2 CU17 (64-bit)

Supported Virtual Environments

Microsoft Hyper-V™


Supported User Interfaces

Site Management Portal (SMP)

Metasys UI

Note: SMP requires a license at Release 12.0. The license is available only to existing Metasys customers.
Additional Software Included with the ADS Software Download

Launcher software, Network Engine images, Summary Definition Examples, Microsoft .NET Framework (multiple versions), SQL Server Management Studio, Metasys Database Manager, Toggletunnel, SNMP Management Information Base example files (MIBs), Report Viewer 2010 and Report Viewer 2012.

Optional Hardware

Any network or local printer supported by the qualified Windows operating system

Optional Software

Graphic Generation Tool

CCT software

SCT software

Metasys Export Utility software

1 Our computer platform and memory recommendations are not meant to imply that older or slower machines are not usable. Refer to the Network and IT Guidance Technical Bulletin (LIT-12011279) for more information regarding computer/server recommendations.
2 For best performance, use Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) hard drives, not Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) hard drives.
3 For best performance, use the maximum amount of memory that the computer allows.
4 Refer to the Network and IT Guidance Technical Bulletin (LIT-12011279) for specific Microsoft Windows operating system settings that may be required for your Metasys system configuration.