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ADS/ADX Commissioning Guide

Brand
Metasys
Product name
ADS Server
ADX Server
Document type
Commissioning Guide
Document number
LIT-1201645
Version
13.0
Revision date
2023-10-12
Product status
Active
Language
English

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

Table 1. Extended Application and Data Server system requirements (Unified ADX Systems, 50 or 100 Users)

Recommended Server Platform 1

Processor for medium to large sites: Intel® Xeon®Gold 5222 3.8GHz, 4 cores/8 threads, 10.4GT/s, 16.5M Cache, Turbo, HT (105W) DDR4-2933 and the recommended second processor type is Intel® Xeon® Gold 5222 3.8GHz, 4 cores/8 threads, 10.4GT/s, 16.5M Cache, Turbo, HT (105W) DDR4-2933

Processor for 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 5222 3.8GHz, 4 cores/8 threads, 10.4GT/s, 16.5M Cache, Turbo, HT (105W) DDR4-2933

Hard drive for medium to large sites: 2 x 960GB SSD SATA Mix Use 6Gbps 512 2.5in Hot-plug Drive (RAID 1) 2 with 50 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

Hard drive for large sites: 2 x 960GB SSD SAS Mixed use 12Gbps 512e 2.5in Hot-Plug PM5-V Drive, 3 DWPD, 5256 TBW (RAID 1) 2 with 50 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

If you use a VM, allocate at least 100 GB to 150 GB of storage to the disk that stores the Database files. You can increase the storage over time as the databases grow.

PERC H730P RAID Controller, 2GB NV Cache, Minicard
Note: ADX prerequisite software includes the Windows operating system, SQL Server software, Windows .NET Framework, and any other software or SPs required by your ADX configuration.

Required Minimum Memory 3

64 GB RDIMM, 2933MT/s, Dual Rank

The VM host must have at least 16 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 medium to large sites: Up to 25

For large sites: Up to 100

Number of Metasys UI users supported

For medium to large sites: Up to 50

For large sites: Up to 50

Supported Operating Systems 4 and Database Software

Windows® Server® 2022 (64-bit)

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

Supports:
  • SQL Server® 2022 (64-bit)
  • SQL Server® 2019 with CU18 (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
  • Note: Metasys Advanced Reporting System does not support SQL Server 2019 or SQL Server 2022.
  • SQL Server® 2017 with CU31 (64-bit)

Supported Virtual Environments

Microsoft Hyper-V™

VMware®

Supported User Interfaces

Metasys UI

Site Management Portal (SMP)

Note: For non-MVE sites at Release 12.0 or later, SMP requires a license. The license is available only to existing Metasys customers. On MVE sites, SMP does not require a license. The MVE license includes SMP UI access.
Additional Software Included with the ADX Software Download

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2

Microsoft .NET 6.0.16

Launcher Software

Metasys Database Manager software

Metasys Advanced Reporting System software

RabbitMQ Server 3.8.16

Erlang OTP 23.2 (11.1.4)

Report Viewer 2012

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

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 2022 SQL Server 2019, and SQL Server 2017.

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 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.
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.