Data storage characteristics of the ADS and ADX - Metasys - LIT-1201525 - MS-ADS05U - MS-ADX10SQL - MS-ADX10U - MS-ADX25SQL - MS-ADX50SQL2 - MS-ADX50U - MS-ADXS25U - Server - ADS Server - ADX Server - 12.0.50

Application and Data Server (ADS) and Extended Application and Data Server (ADX) Product Bulletin

Brand
Metasys
Product name
ADS Server
ADX Server
Document type
Product Bulletin
Document number
LIT-1201525
Version
12.0.50
Revision date
2023-05-22
Product status
Active
Language
English
Table 1. Data storage characteristics of the ADS and ADX

Characteristic

ADS

ADX

Questions to Ask

Database Capacity 1

10 GB

40 GB

(minimum free space required on the computer after ADX installation)

The database can expand until all hard disk space is used.

How far back do you need to collect data before archiving?
  • In a typical system 2, the ADS database reaches the database capacity in approximately 3.5 years.
  • In a typical system 3, the ADX database reaches the 40 GB capacity in approximately 2.5 years.

Archive Type Available

Manual

  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Scheduled
Do you need automatic or scheduled archiving?
  • If you do not need automatic or scheduled archiving, an ADS may be appropriate. You must archive manually when the database is full to avoid offline Metasys server conditions.
  • If you require automatic or scheduled archiving, install an ADX. Automatic archiving prevents offline Metasys server conditions.

Archiving Tools

  • Metasys Database Manager
  • SQL Server Management Studio Express software
  • Metasys Database Manager
  • Microsoft SQL Server software

Do you have experienced Information Technology specialists on hand?

If you have experienced IT specialists on site, they may require specific third-party archive management tools or prefer the powerful SQL Server software capabilities of the ADX.

Table 2. Client computer requirements for Site Management Portal UI, SCT, Metasys UI, and Johnson Controls System Configuration Tool (JCT)
 

Site Management Portal UI

System Configuration Tool (SCT)

System Configuration Tool Pro (SCT Pro)

Metasys UI

Johnson Controls System Configuration Tool (JCT)

Recommended processor 4

Intel® Core™ i5 Processor

Intel® Core™ i5 Processor

Recommended Random Access Memory (RAM)

8 GB (4 GB minimum)

8 GB (1 GB minimum)
Note: If you use graphics intensively, you may experience better computer performance with additional RAM.

Hard disk capacity

40 GB hard disk (minimum)

40 GB hard disk (minimum)

Supported operating systems

SMP

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

SCT and SCT Pro

Windows® 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise Editions versions 21H1 and 21H2.

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

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

Metasys UI and Johnson Controls System Configuration Tool (JCT)

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

Apple® macOS® 11 Big Sur

Apple® macOS® 10.15 Catalina

Apple® macOS® 10.14 Mojave

Supported web browsers

Google® Chrome™ version 100 or later

Microsoft® Edge® version 100 or later

Apple® Safari® 13.1
Note: In macOS, you cannot view Graphics+ graphics in the Site Management Portal UI. You use the web browser to download the Launcher application. After you install the Launcher application, you use the Launcher, not the web browser, to log in to the Site Management Portal (SMP) UI.

Microsoft® Edge® version 100 or later

Google® Chrome™ version 100 or later
Note: Metasys UI does not support Incognito mode. To exit Incognito mode, click or tap the X icon of the browser window or tab and then open a new browser window or tab. For more information on Incognito mode in Google Chrome, click here.

Apple® Safari® 15.0 or later
Note: Metasys UI does not support private browsing. To exit private browsing, click or tap Private in the browser window.

Other web browsers, such as Mozilla® Firefox®, are not officially supported by the UI. However, the Metasys UI may appear and function appropriately in these web browsers.

Supported mobile phone operating systems

N/A

Android phone 5.1 or later

iPhone iOS 13.0 or later

Supported tablet operating systems

N/A

Android tablet 5.1 or later

iPad iOS 13.0 or later

Network communication

Ethernet network interface card 10/100/1000 Mbps

Ethernet network interface card 10/100/1000 Mbps

Follow these guidelines and recommendations:

  • For optimal performance, use a wired connection for computers browsing to the Metasys UI.
  • Alternatively, for mobile phones and tablets, you can use a wireless IEEE 802.11 connection on a 4G network. Browsing to the Metasys UI over a 3G communications network is possible, but it is not recommended or supported.
  • High latency (also called lag or wait time) can cause the Metasys UI to disconnect from the ADS or ADX.
  • To avoid high latency, we recommend a network with 20 mpbs upload speed.
  • Signal strength impacts the overall performance of the Metasys UI. For the best results, ensure you have a strong signal for your wireless connection.

Monitor

1024 x 768 or higher resolution and 16-bit or higher color depth

1024 x 768 or higher resolution and 16-bit or higher color depth

Other features may require 1600 x 900 resolution. Additionally, you may need to set your monitor display at Small 100% setting (Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Display).

1 Be aware of the physical limitations of hard disk space available on the computer. You must have room for all installed programs, the active database, archives, temporary database files, and other supporting files. Automatic archiving does not take place if no free disk space is available.
2 A typical system consists of an ADS and 4 to 5 engines with approximately 20% of points trended at 30-minute intervals.
3 A typical system consists of an ADX and 15 engines with approximately 20% of points trended at 15-minute intervals.
4 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.