Monitor v3.8 Recommended Operating Requirements

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SERVER PLATFORM RECOMMENDATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
Web Server

  • Windows Server 2019 Standard, Enterprise or Datacenter Editions with latest service pack and critical updates
  • Windows Server 2019 Standard, Enterprise or Datacenter Editions Edition with latest service pack and critical updates
  • Dual Intel Xeon or AMD based 3GHz or faster (Recommended)
  • 32GB Recommended (8GB RAM Minimum)
  • Internet Information Server (IIS)
  • Latest Version of .NET Framework available from Microsoft

Database Server

  • Windows Server 2019 Standard, Enterprise or Datacenter Editions with latest service pack and criticalupdates
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017/2019 (Standard or Enterprise) with latest service pack
  • 32GB Recommended (16GB RAM Minimum)
  • Latest Version of .NET Framework available from Microsoft

The following items must be present / enabled on the Database Server and/or Reporting Services Server

  • SQL Server 2017/2019 Management Studio
  • SQL Server 2017/2019 Reporting Services (SSRS) on the same or dedicated reporting server

Estimate storage requirements

Relative to those items described herein, we offer the following comments regarding sizing
rules or best practices for the Monitor application environment. NOTE – these are not
intended as requirements or recommendations. Any specifics described herein are
provided only as comments and do not infer in any manner whatsoever any form of
warranty of performance or suitability of purpose. connectrex corp is not responsible for
the physical environment (hardware) in which the Monitor application functions, nor is it
responsible for the maintenance or safeguarding of said physical environment.

Sizing of the production database is dependent upon many disparate factors of the particular
implementation of the Monitor application. Generally, we believe a reasonable configuration
would allocate approximately 512 GB for the production databases. Sizing for the
production database log file is dependent upon your database dumping (backup) and log file
truncation management practices. We would suggest that backups and log truncation
occur daily. Thus sizing for the production log file depends upon your operational
management practices, and given our suggestion for daily maintenance, the log file can use a
small, high‐speed, disk drive ~ minimum 32GB or what may be available today.

NOTE: It is recommended that applications NOT be installed on the System Partition Drive.

NOTE: As stated earlier, connectrex is not responsible for the physical environment (hardware) in
which the Monitor application functions, nor is it responsible for the maintenance or
safeguarding of said physical environment. To that end, it is critical that your internal
Information Technology (IT) or Management Information Systems (MIS) Departments
ensure they are safeguarding both the physical, database, software, and document
management components of the Monitor platform.

SQL Server Database Backups

Backing up the Monitor and system databases are critical. Each agency has its own policies
and preferences for how this is done and what software is used. connectrex recommends
that backups and log truncation occur daily, but please consult your local MIS or DBA to
understand what are your local backup and disaster recovery policies.

Leveraging the power of Virtualization

Backing up critical files/database is just one component of a disaster recovery plan.
Agencies should also protect the physical server environment. Monitor is fully compatible
with VMware and Certified by Microsoft for use in Hyper‐V environments. Virtualization
allows departments to completely restore or fail‐over to a working environment with little
or no disruption to your users. Virtualization greatly simplifies disaster recovery, since it does
not require rebuilding a physical server environment.

Leveraging the power of Cloud

Some connectrex clients are running Monitor completely in the Microsoft Azure
Government Cloud by using dedicated Virtual Machines and extending their Local Area
Networks to the cloud by use of a Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN).

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Document Management System (DMS)

If your Agency is licensed to use the Document Management with Monitor, it is
critical to back up the DMS Database as often as necessary to insure the integrity of
documents and files, which is a critical component for all organizations. Please consult with
your local MIS department to understand what your local backup and disaster recovery
policies are and how often this is occurring.

Multiple Environments

Most connectrex clients have a Test/Training Monitor environment in addition to their
Production instance. This allows departments to have a platform that staff can utilize for
training and testing when major and minor releases are available from connectrex.

 

Rev Date Notes
1.0 1-30-2020  
     
     
     

 

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