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ADS/ADX Commissioning Guide

Product name
ADS Server
ADX Server
Document type
Commissioning Guide
Document number
LIT-1201645
Version
12.0
Revision date
2022-09-22
Product status
Active

Use the following recommendations for large to extra large sites and for extra large sites.

Table 1. Extended Application and Data Server system requirements (Split ADX System, 50 or 100 Users)
Recommended Server Platform 1

Web/Application Server

Processor for large to extra large sites: Intel® Xeon® Gold 6244 3.6GHz, 8 cores/16 threads, 10.4GT/s, 24.75M Cache, Turbo, HT (150W) DDR4-2933 and the recommended second processor type is Intel® Xeon® Gold 6244 3.6GHz, 8 cores/16 threads, 10.4GT/s, 24.75M Cache, Turbo, HT (150W) DDR4-2933

Processor for extra large sites: Intel® Xeon® Gold 6136 3.0GHz, 12 cores/24 threads, 10.4GT/s, 24.75M Cache, Turbo, HT (150W) DDR4-2666 and the recommended second processor type is Intel® Xeon® Gold 6136 3.0GHz, 12 cores/24 threads, 10.4GT/s, 24.75M Cache, Turbo, HT (150W) DDR4-2666

Hard drive for large to extra large sites: 960GB SSD SAS Mixed use 12Gbps 512e 2.5in Hot-Plug PM5-V Drive, 3 DWPD, 5256 TBW (RAID 5) 2 with 50 GB free space after installation of all prerequisite software 3 and before installation of ADS software. Configure RAID 5 with disk write-caching turned on. Use a minimum of three hard drives for RAID 5 or a minimum of four hard drives for RAID 10.

Hard drive for extra large sites: 960GB SSD SAS Mixed use 12Gbps 512e 2.5in Hot-Plug PM5-V Drive, 3 DWPD, 5256 TBW (RAID 5) 2 with 50 GB free space after installation of all prerequisite software3 and before installation of ADS software. Configure RAID 5 with disk write-caching turned on. Use a minimum of three hard drives for RAID 5 or a minimum of four hard drives for RAID 10.

PERC H730P RAID Controller, 2GB NV Cache, Minicard

Notes:
  • Metasys Advanced Reporting System must reside on the ADX web/application server.

  • Metasys UI must reside on the ADX web/application server.

Recommended Server Platform

Database Server

Processor for large to extra large sites: Intel® Xeon® Gold 6244 3.6GHz, 8 cores/16 threads, 10.4GT/s, 24.75M Cache, Turbo, HT (150W) DDR4-2933 and the recommended second processor type is Intel® Xeon® Gold 6244 3.6GHz, 8 cores/16 threads, 10.4GT/s, 24.75M Cache, Turbo, HT (150W) DDR4-2933

Processor for extra large sites: Intel® Xeon® Gold 6136 3.0GHz, 12 cores/24 threads, 10.4GT/s, 24.75M Cache, Turbo, HT (150W) DDR4-2666 and the recommended second processor type is Intel® Xeon® Gold 6136 3.0GHz, 12 cores/24 threads, 10.4GT/s, 24.75M Cache, Turbo, HT (150W) DDR4-2666

Hard drive for large to extra large sites: 960GB SSD SAS Mixed use 12Gbps 512e 2.5in Hot-Plug PM5-V Drive, 3 DWPD, 5256 TBW (RAID 5) 2 with 50 GB free space after installation of all prerequisite software3 and before installation of ADS software. Configure RAID 5 with disk write-caching turned on. Use a minimum of three hard drives for RAID 5 or a minimum of four hard drives for RAID 10.

Hard drive for extra large sites: 960GB SSD SAS Mixed use 12Gbps 512e 2.5in Hot-Plug PM5-V Drive, 3 DWPD, 5256 TBW (RAID 5) 2 with 50 GB free space after installation of all prerequisite software3 and before installation of ADS software. Configure RAID 5 with disk write-caching turned on. Use a minimum of three hard drives for RAID 5 or a minimum of four hard drives for RAID 10.

PERC H730P RAID Controller, 2GB NV Cache, Minicard

Recommended Server Platform

SCT Computer

In a split configuration, you cannot install SCT on either the ADX web/application server computer or the ADX database server computer. Refer to the System Configuration Tool Catalog Page (LIT-1900198) for current SCT computer requirements.

Required Minimum Memory 4

For large to extra large sites: 64 GB RDIMM, 2933MT/s, Dual Rank

For extra large sites: 64 to 128 GB RDIMM, 2933MT/s, Dual Rank

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

For large to extra large sites: Up to 50

For extra large sites:

Up to 100

Number of Metasys UI users supported

For large to extra large sites: Up to 50

For extra large sites: Up to 50

Supported Operating Systems and Database Software 5 , 6

Windows® Server® 2019 (version 1809 or later) (64-bit)

Note: Metasys Advanced Reporting System does not support SQL Server 2019.
Supports:
  • SQL Server® 2019 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 docs.microsoft.com
  • SQL Server® 2017 with CU27 (64-bit)
  • SQL Server® 2016 with SP2 CU17 (64-bit)

Windows® Server® 2016 (version 1607 or later) (64-bit)

Supports:
  • SQL Server® 2019 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 docs.microsoft.com
  • SQL Server® 2017 with CU27 (64-bit)
  • SQL Server® 2016 with SP2 CU17 (64-bit)

Supported Virtual Environments

Microsoft Hyper-V™

VMware®

Supported User Interfaces

Site Management Portal (SMP)

Metasys UI

Additional Software Included with the ADX Software Download

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2

Microsoft .NET Core 3.1.17

Launcher Software

Metasys Database Manager software

Metasys Advanced Reporting System software

RabbitMQ Server 3.8.16

Erlang OTP 23.2 (11.1.4)

Note: The Metasys Advanced Reporting System requires an ADX. The SCT computer must be online and accessible to the ADX at all times.

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

For SQL Server software, you must purchase SQL Server software licenses per the guidelines listed here: SQL Server 2019, SQL Server 2017, and SQL Server 2016.

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 SSD (preferred) or SAS hard drives (not SATA hard drives) that use RAID controllers with write-caching enabled.
3 ADX prerequisite software includes the Windows operating system and SQL Server software, Windows .NET Framework, and any other software or service packs required for your ADX configuration.
4 For best performance, use the maximum amount of memory. An ADX with 64 GB RAM has much greater performance than an ADX with only 32 GB RAM.
5 The web/application and database servers must have the same operating system installed.
6 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.