Technical Requirements

Computer

Database Server

  • Processor: dual-core processor recommended
  • Networking: 1 Network card with configured support for TCP/IP protocol
  • Hard Disk: Recommended 10,000 or 15,000 RPM 146GB HDDs or bigger; HDD size depends on size of database and software installed
  • Memory: 1GB minimum, 2GB+ recommended
  • Virtualization: optional, supported
  • Windows Server 2003, 2008 or 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008 or 2012
  • Microsoft .NET 3.5 required for TariffShark Database Installer (can be run on just about any PC)

Application Server

  • Processor: dual-core processor recommended
  • Networking: 1 Network card with configured support for TCP/IP protocol
  • Hard Disk: 3GB free disk space
  • Memory: 1GB minimum, 2GB recommended
  • Windows Server 2003, 2008 or 2012
  • IIS 6, 7 or 8
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
  • Access to a pre-configured SMTP server
NOTE: TariffShark Database and Application server can be run on the same physical or virtual machine.

Client Machines

  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.x (32 and 64-bit versions)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
  • Microsoft Office
    - Supported versions:
  • Software that is capable of reading PDF files (such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, Foxit Reader, or Sumatra PDF, for example)
  • Unblocked outbound FTP access on port 21 in order to submit eTariff filings to FERC's sandbox.

Notes

Release 4.0.x

  • Application server requires Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
  • Client machines require Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

Can we run the database and application servers on one machine?

  • Absolutely. We have combined the database and application server roles into a single machine for much of our QA testing and it runs fine.

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