System Requirements

For production environments, most users install the various Synapta Services Builder components on separate computers. Specific requirements will vary based on which components of Services Builder are installed, and on other hardware and software components present.

Note

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System Component Description
Designer Component
Operating System Windows Server 2003
Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Home
Windows 2000 Server
Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Windows 2000 Professional
Windows NT 4.0
Processor 500 MHz Intel Pentium-class minimum
RAM 256 MB
Disk Space 110 MB based on NTFS
Java 2 SDK
This version of the Java 2 SDK is installed automatically with the designer.
SDK v. 1.4.2_02
Application Server Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Framework (versions supported)
J2EE Containers (supported app servers)
SOAP Stack for Web Services Support
Apache Axis v. 1.0
Note
  • For most projects Task Builder requires access to MCS to retrieve or publish data. MCS can be installed on the same computer or on a separate computer.

  • To generate Web services, depending on the type of Web services you are generating, you may have to have a supported application server installed on the design-time computer.

  • The Java platform does not support 16-color displays. Any Synapta Services Builder component that requires Java will require at least 256-color support.

  • The minimum screen resolution setting is 1024 x 768 pixels.
Run-time Component
Operating System Windows Server 2003
Windows XP Professional
Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Windows 2000 Server
Windows 2000 Professional
Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
Windows NT 4.0 Server
Solaris v. 7, 8, 9, or 10
HP-UX 11.x
IBM AIX v. 4.3, v. 5.0, v. 5.1
RedHat Enterprise Linux 3.0
SUSE Linux 7.x, 8.x, 9.x
Linux on OS/390 or zOS (RedHat, SUSE) Linux on Intel (Kernel v. 2.4, 2.6)
Processor Intel single or multiple processor
RISC single or multiple processor
1.2 GHz suggested for Windows
500 MHz minimum for Windows
450 MHz for Solaris
RAM 512 MB
Disk Space 30 MB based on NTFS
SDK Sun Java 2 SDK v. 1.4.2_02 (installed automatically)
Java for HP-UX v. 1.4.x
BEA WebLogic JRockit v. 8.1
IBM AIX Developer Kit and Runtime, Java Technology Edition v 1.4
Sun Java 2 SDK v. 1.3.x
Sun Java 2 SDK v. 1.4.x
Note
  • When installing in Windows, SDK versions earlier than 1.4.2_02 are supported only for upgrades. When installing in UNIX, you must uninstall any existing version before installing your new version; however, during installation you can specify the location of a different version 1.4.2_02 SDK.

  • Host connections via the SNA protocol are not supported in Windows XP or Windows 2003 Server.

  • The Java platform does not support 16-color displays. Any Synapta Services Builder component that requires Java will require at least 256-color support.

Management & Control Services (MCS) and MCS Components
Operating System Windows Server 2003
Windows XP Professional
Windows 2000 Advanced Server with SP4
Windows 2000 Server
Windows NT 4.0 Server
Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
Solaris v. 7, 8, 9, or 10
HP-UX 11.11
IBM AIX v. 4.3, v. 5.x
RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3.0
SUSE Linux 7.x, 8.x, 9.1 Linux on Intel (Kernel v. 2.4.x, 2.6.x)
Linux on OS/390 (RedHat, SUSE)
Processor Speed 1.2 GHz suggested for Windows
500 MHz minimum for Windows
450 MHz for Solaris
RAM 512 MB
384 MB minimum
Disk Space 120 MB
SDK Sun Java 2 SDK v. 1.4.2_02 (installed automatically)
Java for HP-UX v. 1.4.1_00
IBM AIX Developer Kit and Runtime, Java Technology Edition, v. 1.3.1 or 1.4
Sun Java 2 SDK v. 1.3.x
Application Server Attachmate HTTP Engine
BEA WebLogic v. 7.0.4 or 8.1.1
IBM WebSphere v. 4.0.4
Sun Microsystems SunONE AS7
Oracle 9i AS
Web Server (optional) IIS v. 6.0 for Windows Server 2003
IIS v. 5.1 for Windows XP
IIS v. 5.0 for Windows 2000
IIS v. 4.0 for Windows NT
Browser for accessing the MCS console Internet Explorer with Java plug-in (JRE) v. 1.4.2_02
Note
  • In Windows, when you install MCS, the installation process checks for the presence of an existing MCS installation, version 2.2.2 or later. If such an existing installation is present, it is upgraded by the installation process. When installing with UNIX, you must uninstall any existing version before installing your new version.

  • When installing in Windows, SDK versions earlier than 1.4.2_02 are supported only for upgrades. When installing in UNIX, you must uninstall any existing version before installing your new version; however, during installation you can specify the location of a different version 1.4.2_02 SDK.

  • If the Java plug-in is not already installed when you attempt to run the MCS console, you will be prompted to install the plug-in. If you continue, MCS installs the plug-in for you.

  • The Java platform does not support 16-color displays. Any Synapta Services Builder component that requires Java will require at least 256-color support.

  • The minimum screen resolution setting is 1024 x 768 pixels.
Client Components – Supported environments for custom applications running on a separate system
Operating System Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Windows XP Professional
Windows NT 4.0
Windows 2003
Solaris v. 7, v. 8, v.10
HP-UX 11.11
IBM AIX v. 5.x
Linux
Application Server BEA WebLogic v. 7.0.4, v. 8.1.1
Microsoft .NET
Apache Axis v. 1.0
Oracle 9iAS
IBM WebSphere v. 5.x, 6.0
SunOne AS7

Browser Internet Explorer v. 5.5 or 6.01
Note
  • The Attachmate COM interfaces, such as the COM Bridge, COM Proxy Service, and COM object and the .NET Web service components are Windows-based and are not supported on other operating systems.

  • There is a generic J2EE-compliant resource adapter available. J2EE session EJBs and resource adapters are managed and deployed to selected application servers through your Synapta Services Builder management component, MCS.

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