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SmartPlant Foundation / SDx Version

An alternate or secondary server can host HxGN SDx scheduler components that support functions such as reporting, and batch printing.

For detailed procedures on setting up an alternate server, see Alternate secondary server setup for HxGN SDx.

Hardware Recommendations

  • 4 core high-end server processor

  • 16 GB RAM

  • 5 GB free disk space for software installation

  • 1000 BaseT or higher network interface

  • DVD drive access, either locally or through a network connection (for installation media)

    Hardware sizing, especially for servers, depends on many factors such as the number of concurrent users per site and other software that is running on the machine.

Supported Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 (64-bit) Datacenter or Standard edition

  • The Web Server (IIS) role must be installed. In addition to the default settings, include:

    • Common HTTP Features > Static Content

    • Security > Basic Authentication

    • Application Development

      • .NET Extensibility 4.8

      • ASP.NET 4.8

      For Windows Server 2019, .NET Extensibility 4.7 and ASP.NET 4.7 are required

  • The .NET Framework 4.8 feature must be installed. In addition to the default settings, include:

    • WCF Services

      • HTTP Activation

      • Named Pipe Activation

      • TCP Activation

    For Windows Server 2019, the .NET Framework 4.7 feature must be installed.

  • The Windows Process Activation Service feature must be installed. In addition to the default settings, include:

    • Process Model

    • Configuration APIs

  • The Distributed Transaction Coordinator is now installed by default as part of the operating system. This service must be enabled and running for support of 32-bit COM+ application installation.

  • Windows Server is supported with UAC enabled and set to Level 3 (Default).

Be sure to install the most recent Microsoft security patches, available from http://www.microsoft.com/.

Software Prerequisites

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8

  • A web browser is required in order to view the online documentation from this server.

SmartPlant Markup Plus

The following is required if the Remote Services component is installed on the server.

For Updates 36 and later, SmartPlant Markup Plus Server is no longer required. The PDFTron view control is used for View and Markup of third-party and some Hexagon file formats. For more information, see Important news about compatible software and related tools.

For Updates 35 and earlier, SmartPlant Markup Plus Server is required on the servers where the HxGN SDx Server and Remote Services components are installed. If these components are installed on separate servers, SmartPlant Markup Plus Server is required on both servers.