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The following are the minimum system requirements for WebCenter 12.1. Exceeding these requirements will in most cases lead to a performance increase. Running WebCenter on a system that does not meet these requirements is not supported.

Minimum requirements for Web Server

Minimum System Requirements for Web Server
Processor type and speed

x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) compatible dual-core processor (Intel or AMD), minimum dual-core, recommended 8 cores.

RAM

Minimum 4 GB, recommended: 6 GB.

For more info about memory limitations in Windows operating systems, please consult this table.

Available hard drive space

  • System drive
  • Data drive

A NTFS volume is required. The software takes about 1 GB of disk space. A backup solution is strongly advised.

Minimum screen resolutionMinimum 1280 x 1024 resolution, true color depth.
Network connection10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet, TCP/IP v4 protocol, TCP/IP v6 protocol is not supported.
CD/DVDDVD-ROM drive.
OS

Windows Server 2008 (32 and 64 bit) (Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter).

Minimum requirements for Application Server and Database Server

Minimum System Requirements for Application Server and Database Server
Processor type and speed

x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) compatible dual-core processor (Intel or AMD), minimum dual-core, recommended 8 cores.

RAM

Minimum 4 GB, recommended: 6 GB.

For more information about memory limitations in Windows operating systems, please consult this table.

Available hard drive space

  • System drive
  • Data drive

A NTFS volume is required. The software takes maximum 5 GB of disk space. But take into account the need for storage of temporary and production data. A backup solution is strongly advised.

  • Application Server with on-board graphics engine: 2 GB
  • Database Server: 2 GB

If production data will be stored on the application server (local FileStore), then 100 GB is the minimum needed space, it should be expandable as data storage grows with usage. A data backup solution is a must.

Minimum screen resolutionMinimum 1280 x 1024 resolution, true color depth.
Network connection10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet, TCP/IP v4 protocol, TCP/IP v6 protocol is not supported.
Supported databases

SQL Server 2005(Express Edition, Workgroup Edition, Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition),

SQL Server 2008 (Workgroup Edition, Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition),

SQL Server 2008 R2 (Express Edition(SP1), Workgroup Edition, Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition)..

SQL Server 2012 (Express Edition, Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition)

Oracle database 10g , 11g

Recommended:  SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition

Please make sure that the database is compatible with the OS you're installing on.
CD/DVDDVD-ROM drive.

Scaling Recommended system requirements

The section below provides a recommendation on the infrastructure for difference configuration commonly used in the filed. WebCenter can be scaled up to 200 concurrent users in single installation. These limits are set based on our flied experience and internal lab test. This limit will be changed to higher number as in when we learn more

The recommended specification Web server should work well up to 40 to 50 concurrent users. Beyond that you might consider adding more memory and additional cores and moving both Data Base and OBGE to different machines. Rule of thumb is 1 core and 2GB RAM for every 40 extra concurrent users. High speed hard drives (both throughput and seek time; e.g SSD) will work beneficial, but are not a requirement. Write speed should not be traded off for read performance as both are of importance to the application.

The DB system should have 2 cores and 2 GB memory per 40 users (and an RDMS that supports it). In general, the higher read and write speed are and the lower seek time is, the better everything will work.  For very large installations, having the transaction log, temporary DB and actual DB each siting on an individual SSD can be considered.

The OBGE system should have 1 core and 2 GB of memory per view preparation process. It is possible to run multiple preview generation process in parallel if that is enabled in your configuration.

For the Application server system, about 8 GB of memory is likely to suffice for concurrent users up to 40 to 50. For additional users, the rule of thumb is 2 cores & 2GB for every 40 extra concurrent users. High speed hard drives (both throughput and seek time) will also work beneficial, but are not a requirement. Write speed should not be traded of for read performance as both are of importance to the application. Try to avoid large seek times (e.g. due to NAS/SAN), also for the FileStore, as this will make performance degrade quickly.

Two Systems Configuration

 App Server + Database + OBGEWeb Server
40 concurrent users

CPU: 8 Core

RAM: 8 GB

CPU: 8 Core

RAM: 6 GB

Additional 40 concurrent users 

CPU: +2 Core or more

RAM: +2 GB RAM: 12 GB

CPU: +1 Core or more

RAM: +2 GB

Three Systems Configuration

 App Server + OBGEDatabaseWeb Server
40 concurrent users

CPU: 6 Core

RAM: 6 GB

CPU: 4 Core

RAM: 6 GB

CPU: 8 Core

RAM: 6 GB

Additional 40 concurrent users 

CPU: +2 Core or more

RAM: +2 GB

CPU: +2 Core or more

RAM: +2 GB

CPU: +1 Core or more

RAM: +2 GB

Four Systems Configuration

 App ServerOBGEDatabaseWeb Server
40 concurrent users

CPU: 4 Core

RAM: 6 GB

CPU: 4 Core

RAM: 6 GB

CPU: 4 Core

RAM: 6 GB

CPU: 8 Core

RAM: 6 GB

Additional 40 concurrent users 

CPU: +2 Core or more

RAM: +2 GB

CPU: +2 Core or more

RAM: +2 GB

CPU: +2 Core or more

RAM: +2 GB

CPU: +1 Core or more

RAM: +2 GB

Supported Operating Systems

Recommended operating systems are highlighted in green in the tables below.

If an operating system is not listed in the tables below, it is not supported. Do not try to install DeskPack Plugins for Adobe® Illustrator® on a computer running an unsupported operating system.

Windows  Server 2008

Edition32-bit

64-bit

  SP2 SP2
Windows Server 2008 Standard(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise 
(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
 Windows Server 2008 Datacenter(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Windows Small Business Server 2008(error)(error)(error)(error)
Windows Web Server 2008(error)(error)(error)(error)
Windows Server 2008 HPC Edition(error)(error)(error)(error)

Windows Server 2008 R2

Edition64-bit
  SP2
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard(tick)(tick)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise 
(tick)(tick)
 Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter(tick)(tick)
Windows Small Business Server 2008(error)(error)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation(error)(error)
Windows Web Server 2008 R2(error)(error)
Windows Server 2008 R2 HPC Edition(error)(error)

Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter are supported from WebCenter 12.1.1 onwards (Windows Server 2012 Essentials and Foundation are not supported).

Port configurations

Below you can find the ports which need to be open/available for proper functioning of WebCenter:

  • Port 80 (HTTP) from the internet to the WebCenter webserver (DMZ)
  • Port 443 (HTTPS) from the internet to the WebCenter webserver (DMZ)
  • Port 80 (HTTP) from the LAN to the WebCenter webserver (DMZ)
  • Port 443 (HTTPS) from the LAN to the WebCenter webserver (DMZ)
  • Port 1099 (JBOSS Naming Service) from the WebCenter webserver (DMZ) to the WebCenter appserver (LAN)
  • Port 2500 (JBOSS Naming Service RMI) from the WebCenter webserver (DMZ) to the WebCenter appserver (LAN)
  • Port 4444 (RMI/JRMP invoker object) from the WebCenter webserver (DMZ) to the WebCenter appserver (LAN)
  • Port 3873 (EJB3) from the WebCenter webserver (DMZ) to the WebCenter appserver (LAN)
  • Port 25 (SMTP) from the WebCenter appserver (LAN) to the mailserver

In case you need approval feedback to an Automation Engine outside the LAN in which the WebCenter application server resides, you need to open Port 8010 from the internet to the WebServer.

Finally, JBOSS needs the following ports on the application server. These ports are only accessed from the application server (so calling itself) and don’t need to be configured on the firewalls. However, if any of these ports are taken by another application, JBOSS will fail using them which can expose problems from failing to start or failing to execute certain functions.

Ports: 8083, 8086, 4446, 3528, 1161, 1162, 1090, 1091.

Automation Engine calls on port 5445 of the application server to get approval feedback in case both are in the same LAN.

System Requirements
Applies to

WebCenter

Version12.1
Last revised 06-Jun-2014
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