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Installation and Setup for HxGN SDx Application Server

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When setting up a dedicated database server, see the documentation delivered with your database software for instructions on installing and setting up the database.

Oracle notes

  • For important internationalization information, see the Oracle encoding instructions in Create the database instance.

  • Oracle is not supported for 3D Project As-Built databases.

  • On Oracle database servers, use Oracle Net Configuration Assistant to create a database alias that SmartPlant Foundation can use to communicate with the database.

  • When installing Oracle on a Windows server, you must manually register the data access DLL to the .NET Global Assembly Cache (GAC). Run the following two commands from a "Run as administrator" command prompt, replacing <ORACLE_HOME> with the Oracle installation folder, usually C:\app\<oracle_user>.

    SET ORACLE_HOME=<ORACLE HOME>\product\<Oracle version>\x64

    <ORACLE_HOME>\product\<Oracle version>\dbhome_1\\bin\4\OraProvCfg.exe /action:gac /providerpath:<ORACLE_HOME>\product\<Oracle version>\dbhome_1\\bin\4\Oracle.DataAccess.dll

Beginning with Windows 10 and Oracle, Microsoft and Oracle will enforce the Internet Host Table Specification RFC 952 which mandates that component hostname labels may contain only alphanumeric characters. Hostnames using underscores (‘_’) are not allowed. For more information, refer to Oracle Support Articles 1603775.1 and 1957895.1 and Microsoft KB 101785.

All domain verified user names and passwords must use ASCII7/English characters. Oracle does not support non-ASCII / English characters in domain user names or passwords and will not work. In addition, do not use the @ character in an Oracle password. This limitation applies only to Oracle, not Hexagon.

Microsoft SQL Server notes

  • The READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT database option should be set to ON.

    To set this option, ensure there are no user connections to the database and then run the following SQL command, replacing Databasename with the name of your database:

  • The following is a list of recommendations for the TEMPDB system database:

    • TEMPDB should be set up on a dedicated disk, not shared with the user or system databases; if it is not, it may need to be moved to a dedicated disk to reduce I/O contention.

    • The total number of datafiles allocated to TEMPDB should equal the number of CPUs on the server and should not exceed 8.

    • The datafile size is recommended to be set to at least 250 MB.

    • The auto-growth option should be switched off for datafiles.

    • TEMPDB should be monitored on a regular basis to check the space usage of datafiles.

  • For SQL Server databases, there are internationalization considerations concerning the collation settings you specify. All databases participating in the HxGN SDx environment must use the same collation settings to ensure proper functioning between HxGN SDx components.

    • It is not necessary to match the collation of different SDx sites which reside in a single SQL Server instance.

    • It is not necessary to match the collation of an SDx site database to the collation of the SQL Server instance.

    • SDx sites which exchange data through Data Validator and Data Capture must have the same collation on the staging and target systems.

    • To change the collation of an SDx SQL database, follow these steps.

      1. Create a new SDx site. For more information, see Create a new site.

        The delivered site database will be in a Latin collation.

      2. After creating the site, download the SDx.DatabaseCollationSwitch sample SQL files and the associated readme file from Smart Community. This sample will change the collation of a SQL database and its contents to create a homogeneous environment.

        SHARED Tip For more information on how to download sample files from Smart Community, see Find sample data on Smart Community.

      3. Follow the instructions in the readme file.

    • Non-English characters are not supported for schema related item names. For more information, see Any process fails and the error message refers to invalid data or a missing property.

  • The default case sensitivity setting for SQL Server databases must be set to insensitive. All HxGN SDx product databases are supplied and certified in this format.

    If the default case sensitivity is changed from case insensitive, you cannot import databases using Server Manager.

  • Please contact customer support for specific configuration questions about SQL Server.