PMWeb Installation Requirements

Typical installation requirements for PMWeb are as follows:

External URL
  • An external Web URL is required to license PMWeb. (IP addresses will not be licensed)
Operating System Software
  • Microsoft® Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012
Database Software
  • Microsoft® SQL 2008 R2 or Microsoft® SQL 2012 
  • Microsoft® SQL 2014 
  • Microsoft® SQL 2016 (in beta) - check for latest approved versions for use with PMWeb 
  • Must be installed using the default collation: SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS. Analysis Services collation must match
Reporting Software
  • Microsoft® SQL Report Server (Included with SQL)
Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Visual Studio (check for approved versions) must be available on the network for installations where all data is to be retained at the client site
Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • Enable .Net 4.5
  • Enable IIS Management Console
  • Enable All Application Development Features (.NET Extensibility, ASP, ASP.NET, etc...)
Internet Connection - One of the following:
  • DSL/Cable
  • Fibre Optic
  • T1 /T3

Microsoft Internet Explorer is not required as a web browser, but the IE system files must be present in order to install Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC).

Installation options

The installation options are:

  • Physical-only infrastructure
  • Physical/Virtual Hybrid infrastructure
  • Virtual-Only infrastructure

In each case the actual number of Users that can be served by the system depends on the number of CPUs, CPU speed, memory, etc.

Physical-only infrastructure

The web-code is installed on dual quad-core CPUs with RAID storage, load balanced using either hardware load-balancers or the Network-Load-Balancing capabilities of the Windows OS.

The MSSQL back-end is run on dual quad-core CPUs with RAID or shared storage using SQL-Based clustering for high-availability and load-balancing.

Physical/Virtual Hybrid infrastructure

The web-code is installed in Virtual Machines running on dual quad-core CPUs with RAID storage, load balanced using either hardware load-balancers or the VMWare/Microsoft Virtual infrastructure loadbalancing / failover capabilities (i.e.: vMotion).

The MSSQL back-end is run on dual quad-core CPUs with RAID or shared storage using SQL-Based clustering for high-availability and load-balancing.

Virtual-Only infrastructure

The web-code is installed in Virtual Machines running on dual quad-core CPUs with RAID storage, load balanced using either hardware load-balancers or the VMWare/Microsoft Virtual infrastructure loadbalancing / failover capabilities (i.e.: vMotion). A SAN is recommended for this scenario, the interface can be iSCSI, Fibre or FCOE.

The MSSQL back-end is run in Virtual Machines running on dual quad-core CPUs with RAID or shared storage using SQL-Based clustering for high-availability and load-balancing. A SAN is recommended for this scenario. The interface recommended is Fibre or FCOE. 

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