SmartPlant Foundation File Server platform recommendations - SmartPlant Foundation - 2019 (10.0) - Installation & Upgrade

Distributed Server Setup for SmartPlant Foundation

PPMProduct
SmartPlant Foundation
PPMCategory_custom
Installation & Upgrade
SPFVersion_custom
2019 (10.0)

The File Service can be hosted on the application server or on an optional file server. If the File Service is hosted on the application server, you must ensure that the software prerequisites listed here are also installed on that server.

For detailed procedures on setting up a remote file server, see Remote file server setup for SmartPlant Foundation.

Hardware Recommendations

  • 2 core high-end server processor

  • 8 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 2016 (64-bit) Datacenter or Standard edition

  • The Web Server (IIS) role must be installed, including:

    • Security > Basic Authentication

    • Application Development

      • .NET Extensibility 4.6

      • ASP.NET 4.6

  • The .NET Framework 4.6 feature must be installed, including:

    • WCF Services

      • HTTP Activation

      • Named Pipes Activation

      • TCP Activation

  • The Windows Process Activation Service feature must be installed, including:

    • Process Model

    • Configuration APIs

  • The Distributed Transactions service must be installed and enabled (for support of 32-bit COM+ application installation).

  • Windows Server 2016 is supported with UAC enabled and set to Level 3 (Default).

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

  • The Web Server (IIS) role must be installed, including:

    • Security > Basic Authentication

    • Application Development

      • .NET Extensibility 4.7

      • ASP.NET 4.7

  • The .NET Framework 4.7 feature must be installed, including:

    • WCF Services

      • HTTP Activation

      • Named Pipes Activation

      • TCP Activation

  • The Windows Process Activation Service feature must be installed, including:

    • Process Model

    • Configuration APIs

  • The Distributed Transactions service must be installed and enabled (for support of 32-bit COM+ application installation).

  • Windows Server 2019 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

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 64-bit Redistributable Package (for file service compression functionality)

    This component is required only for view and markup of 3D models in Desktop Client and Web Client and to merge and unmerge 3D models in composite documents.

  • SmartPlant Markup Plus 2019 Service Pack 1 (required for viewing MicroStation V8, AutoCAD 2004 and later, Microsoft Office, PDF, or other third-party formats)

    • For Update 12 and later, use SmartPlant Markup Plus 2019 Service Pack 1. For Update 11 and earlier, use SmartPlant Markup Plus 2019.

  • Smart Interop Publisher 2019 (required for viewing certain 2D drawings and Smart 3D models in Hexagon PPM web-based applications, such as the Web Client)

    The 2D drawing file formats that require Smart Interop Publisher include .igr, .pid, .sma, .spe, .sha, and .zyq. The Smart 3D model file formats include .zvf and .vue.

  • MicroStation V8i SS3 and RealDWG 2013 SP1 (required for viewing 3D V8 .dgn files and 3D .dwg files containing proxy objects in Hexagon PPM web-based portal applications, such as Smart Enterprise Portal and Web Client)

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