Hardware and Software Requirements

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To deliver advanced data management for Windows, Mac, Linux, and mixed environments, be sure to have at least the minimum or better of the following system requirements.

Processes do not run optimally if hardware does not meet or exceed requirements.
The interface appearance varies slightly depending on the platform used. For example, where a Window's menu displays Exit, a Mac menu displays Quit.

Regardless of your operating system, a keyboard, monitor, and mouse pointer is needed to properly run the software. If you are using a single-button mouse, press CTRL and click where the documentation states right-click.

Windows

Server:

Windows Requirements: Windows Server 2003 SP2; Windows XP SP3; Windows Vista SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit); Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit); Windows Server 2008 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit); Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1; Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit); Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit); Windows Server 2012 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit).

Processor Requirements: Intel i5 Core 3.00 GHz or better.

Hard Drive Requirements: 20 GB of available space to install and run the product.

Memory Requirements: 8 GB of RAM.

Client:

Windows Requirements: Windows Server 2003 SP2; Windows XP SP3; Windows Vista SP2 (32-bit and 64-bit); Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit); Windows Server 2008 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit); Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1; Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit); Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit); Windows Server 2012 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit).

Processor Requirements: Intel Dual Core 2.20 GHz or better.

Hard Drive Requirements: 10 GB of available space to install and run the product.

Memory Requirements: 4 GB of RAM.

Mac

Server:

Apple Requirements: Mac OS X 10.8.5 or newer.

Processor Requirements: Intel i5 Core 3.00 GHz or better.

Hard Drive Requirements: 20 GB of available space to install and run the product.

Memory Requirements: 8 GB of RAM.

Client:

Apple Requirements: Mac OS X 10.8.5 or newer.

Processor Requirements: Intel i5 Core 3.00 GHz or better.

Hard Drive Requirements: 10 GB of available space to install and run the product.

Memory Requirements: 4 GB of RAM.

Linux

Server:

Linux Requirements: Red Hat 7.2 or newer; Fedora Core 12 or newer.

Processor Requirements: Intel Dual Core 2.20 GHz or better.

Hard Drive Requirements: 20 GB of available space to install and run the product.

Memory Requirements: 4 GB of RAM.

Client:

Linux Requirements: Red Hat 7.2 or newer; Fedora Core 12 or newer.

Processor Requirements: Intel Pentium IV 3.40 GHz or better.

Hard Drive Requirements: 10 GB of available space to install and run the product.

Memory Requirements: 2 GB of RAM.

Network:

Multicast packet routing is required between all server and client machines.

Vault Disk Storage:

Disk-only: Vault Storage is required on all servers. In case of disk-only configurations, sufficient storage must be provided to store all assets.

Disk and Digital Data Tape: In a mixed storage environment of disk and digital data tape, sufficient disk storage must be provided to store assets for period which it is required to be stored on disk.

Database Disk Storage:

Database storage requirements vary based on the amount of stored assets and the use of metadata.  Each server has its own database which correlates to the assets it is storing.

For assistance in determining the amount of storage needed, please consult your Phoenix EXP sales agent.

Hardware Storage Configurations Supported

Phoenix EXP Vaults support several types of storage hardware, such as the following:

Hard Disk

When a hard disk based Vault is set up, Phoenix EXP uses an assigned portion of a computer’s file system disk space. Space in this dynamic media environment can be added or removed very easily using the media management tools in Vault Admin.

Data tape Stackers, Changers, Auto-loaders, and Libraries

A digital data tape system is a single unit of equipment with one or more data tape drives and internal shelves or slots where media is stored. These data tape automation systems contain robotics that move media between storage slots and the drives. They range from single drive systems, with a few tape slots, to large systems that can accommodate over 100 drives and thousands of data tapes.

Stackers and changers are sequential automation systems, designed to change data tapes in a sequence, from 1 through x. Auto loaders and libraries move media as tasked by the host system. Small Computer System Interface's (SCSI) are used to connect devices together.

Single, "standalone" Data Tape Drives

This device manages a single data tape at a time without using robotics.

See also Installation and Product Licensing.