Before beginning the setup for the application server, you should ensure your database software is up and running.
We recommended hosting the database on a dedicated server separate from the application server. For hardware and software recommendations for a dedicated database server, see SmartPlant Foundation Database Server platform recommendations.
The database server hosts the SmartPlant Foundation data database. It is recommended that a SmartPlant Enterprise configuration deploy a database server for SmartPlant Foundation and a separate database server for each authoring tool that participates in the integrated environment. If you must set up this database server to host integrated authoring tool data, make sure the server also meets the requirements of the authoring tool software.
SmartPlant Foundation does not support Global Workshare Configuration for database replication.