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Specifications for deployment

NOTE: Novell File Reporter can be installed to work in a variety of configurations. Before installing, you should understand how to deploy Novell File Reporter to best meet the needs of your organization by reading Chapter 1, "Deployment Planning" of the Novell File Reporter 2.0.2 Administration Guide.


Database

Microsoft SQL Server 2012

For hardware and software requirements for SQL Server 2012, please refer to Microsoft’s website located here.

For disk space requirements, a good estimate is allocating 2 KB per file system entry.

Windows Server

  • Any of the following 64-bit multi-core processor machines:
    • Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Windows Server 2012
    • Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Windows 7 workstation
    • Windows 8 workstation
  • Minimum of 8 GB RAM
    Depending on the size and frequency of your scans, you may need significantly more RAM.
  • Disk space requirements
    • Minimum 700 MB if you install the PostgreSQL database on the same server as the Novell File Reporter
    • Minimum 350 MB if you install the PostgreSQL database on a different server

Linux Server

  • Novell File Reporter 2.0.2 supports the following x64 Linux servers as hosts for the PostgreSQL database:
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3
    • Novell Open Enterprise Server 11
    • Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 SP1
    • Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 SP2
  • Minimum of 4 GB of RAM
    Depending on the size and frequency of your scans, you may need significantly more RAM.
  • Minimum 150 MB disk space
    Depending on the size and frequency of your scans, you may need significantly more disk space.

Novell File Reporter Engine

Active Directory as Primary Identity System

  • Any of the following 64-bit multi-core processor machines:
    • Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Windows Server 2012
    • Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Windows 7 workstation
    • Windows 8 workstation
  • The server must be in the Active Directory domain
  • Novell File Reporter supports a minimum forest functional level of Windows 2003 or later in native mode
  • Minimum of 16 GB RAM
    Depending on the size and frequency of your scans, you may need significantly more RAM.
  • Disk space requirements:
    • Minimum 700 MB if you install the PostgreSQL database on the same server as the NFR Engine
    • Minimum 350 MB if you install the PostgreSQL database on a different server
      Depending on the size and frequency of your scans, you may need to significantly increase these amounts.

eDirectory as Primary Identity System

  • Any of the following 64-bit multi-core processor machines:
    • Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Windows Server 2012
    • Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Windows 7 workstation
    • Windows 8 workstation
  • Minimum of 16 GB RAM
    Depending on the size and frequency of your scans, you may need significantly more RAM.
  • If you want Novell File Reporter to report on storage devices that reside in Active Directory, the server on which you are installing the NFR Engine must meet the following requirements:
    • Is part of a domain
    • Novell File Reporter supports a minimum forest functional level of Windows 2003 or later in native mode
  • Disk space requirements:
    • Minimum 700 MB if you install the PostgreSQL database on the same server as the NFR Engine
    • Minimum 350 MB if you install the PostgreSQL database on a different server
      Depending on the size and frequency of your scans, you may need to significantly increase these amounts.

Novell File Reporter Agents

Windows

  • Any of the following servers or workstations:
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 with a 32-bit or 64-bit processor
    • Windows Server 2008 with a 32-bit or 64-bit processor
    • Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Windows Server 2012
    • Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Windows 7 workstation with a 64-bit multi-core processor
    • Windows 8 workstation with a 64-bit multi-core processor
  • The server must be in the Active Directory domain
  • Minimum of 100 MB RAM per concurrent scan

    For example, if you planned on your agent conducting scans on 4 volumes or shares concurrently, you would need a minimum of 400 MB of RAM.

    NOTE: Performance depends not only the number of concurrent scans, but also the size of the directory structure for each volume or share. Adding more RAM than the minimum requirement can obviously increase performance.

  • Minimum of 10 GB free disk space

Linux

  • Any of the following servers:
    • Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 SP2 with an x32 or x64 processor
    • Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 SP3 with an x32 or x64 processor
    • Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 with an x64 processor
    • Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 SP1 with an x64 processor
    • Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 SP2 with an x64 processor
  • Minimum of 100 MB RAM per concurrent scan

    For example, if you planned on your agent conducting scans on 4 volumes or shares concurrently, you would need a minimum of 400 MB of RAM.

    NOTE: Performance depends not only the number of concurrent scans, but also the size of the directory structure for each volume or share. Adding more RAM than the minimum requirement can obviously increase performance.

  • Minimum of 10 GB free disk space

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