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FP2 has two types of system requirements: Server and Client.

 

Server:

The PostgreSQL Server recommendations vary widely based on installation side/complexity.  For most FP2 Clients, a computer with 2 GB RAM and between 10 and 50 GB of storage should be adequate.  However, for smaller installations, both Server and Client software can reside on the same desktop.

 

FP2 is fully compatible with Virtual Server applications.

 

For more details, refer here: http://wiki.PostgreSQL.org/wiki/FAQ

 

For multi-user systems, Communcation Configuration will generally have a larger effect overall performance than Server specs, and should be considered carefully to ensure the best possible performance.

 

General Server requirements are as follows:

 

Equipment

Minimum Requirements

Ideal Requirements

Processor

Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz or higher (or equivalent)

Intel Celeron Dual Core 2.4 GHz or higher (or equivalent)

Memory

3 GB

4 GB

O/S

Any Windows O/S, Linux, Citrix

Windows Server O/S, Linux, Citrix

Database Software

PostgreSQL (included/installed by FP2)

PostgreSQL (included/installed by FP2)

Network Throughput

10base or faster server to hub

100base or faster server to hub

Daily Backup System

Recommended.  FP2 can backup automatically via Scheduled Task

Recommended.  FP2 can backup automatically via Scheduled Task

 

Client:

Client requirements are modest.  If the computer is running Windows XP or later, the computer will be capable of running the FP2 Client.

 

The Client machines require Windows XP or higher.  The Client installer is a 32-bit application only, and does not run on any non-windows OS.

 

General Client requiments are as follows:

 

Equipment

Minimum Requirements

Ideal Requirements

Processor

Intel Pentium 4 or higher (or equivalent)

Intel Core 2 Duo or higher (or equivalent)

Speed

1.4 GHz or higher

2.4 GHz or higher

Memory

2 GB or higher

3 GB or higher

Free HD Space

1 GB (NTFS)

2 GB or higher (NTFS)

O/S

Windows XP, Vista or 7

Windows XP, Vista or 7

Database Software

None required

None required

Client Software

FP2 Client

FP2 Client

Video/Monitor

SVGA 1024x768

SVGA 1280x1024 or better

Connectivity

10 mbps wired Ethernet

100 mbps wired Ethernet

 

Supported Operating Systems:

All Windows XP or later, all Windows Server, Vista, 7.  Both 32 and 64-bit systems are supported.  PostgreSQL can also run on Linux, but required manual set-up as the default FP2 Server installer is Windows-only.

 

If you are using Active Directory, refer to that section for more information.

 

For more details about specific O/S', refer to Operating System Details.