Lesson 25 – Working Environment
1. SY-Server and Harmony Server Computers
The number of employees and Harmony users are the main factors in determining what hardware is optimal for the SY-Server. When installing a Harmony system, make sure the customer has the following hardware:
|Parameters||Application Server + IIS||DB Server||Clients|
|Processor||Minimum Xeon Quad Core 56xx series X 2 or laterMore than 20 users and 10000 employees – 2 processorsWEB module include for both||Minimum Xeon Quad Core 56xx series or later||Minimum Pentium IV|
|RAM memory||16 GB||8 GBOne CPU to 8G RAM.Recommended 2 CPU’s.||1GB recommended|
|Controllers and disks||Fast SAS Disk Drive 15kRPM RAID1||Fast SAS Disk Drive 15kRPMRaid 5 or 1064K formatted separate disk(s)for database files .
|2 GB available|
|Communication Card||Minimum 100 Mbit/s||Minimum 100 Mbit/s||Minimum 100 Mbit/s|
|Operation System||Windows 2008 R2 (Recommend)||Win 2008/2008 R2||Windows XP ProWindows 7 Pro|
|Web Browser||Microsoft.Net Framework 4 required||IE – v. 8.0, v9.0Opera – v. 11.50FireFox – v 3.6.8Google Chrome – v.12.0
2- Microsoft SQL Requirements
MS SQL 2008/2008 R2 (Recommend) Processor License (latest Service pack)
-Server Management Studio is required
MS SQL must be installed in mixed mode (Windows and SQL server authentications).
The collation of the SQL server must be Latin1_General_CI_AS
Choose Simple Mode in database properties options
The SA username and password are required during installation
SQL Database Growth:
-Up to 1000 employees with Time and Attendance module only, 2 GB per year.
-Up to 1000 employees with Time and Attendance and Access control modules, 4 to 5 GB per year.
Database maintenance and backup:
The customer is responsible for backup and maintaining the Harmony SQL database.
-The servers (database, application and IIS) and the Harmony clients must be on the same Active Directory or Trusted AD.
-We highly recommend creating in advance a “user group” object in Active Directory for all Harmony Users.
-Port 3734 must be open for TCPIP communication with the time recorders (it’s default, but may be changed)
-3 more ports are required for Syserver, Notifier and Guard between 6000 and 6005
- Protocol: DCOM TCP on port 135- 137 , 141 -445
- SQL – 1443
-Remote Access to all servers is compulsory, ideally not restricted to fixed IP addresses.
-support user must be member of Domain Users group and Local Administrator on the server
6-Thick and Thin Clients
-10 MB minimum available bandwidth is required for the Harmony Windows Application
-The Windows Terminal Server or Citrix Servers should not be on the Harmony Application
- The user that runs the harmony client should have full permission to the HARMONY
CLIENT folder and all its sub folders ..
7- VMWARE or Hyper-V Virtualizations Systems
8- Supported Network
9-GPRS Network Solution
Recommended to build on APN (Access Point Network) of Cellular Provider.
For example only:
Create route on Harmony server:
route add –p 192.168.200.0 mask 255.255.255.0 220.127.116.11