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Tech Specs

Journyx Hardware Recommendations

Journyx offers the following configurations, which should be considered as suggestive of the type of hardware that could be used for Journyx installations. The specific hardware configurations below are not necessarily tested or endorsed by Journyx, Inc. but are broad guidelines for planning.

It should be noted that individual requirements with regards to performance and scalability must be validated by qualification testing and tuning which model the expected production usage. Large variations from recommended hardware may be necessary depending upon factors such as burst loading, load types (e.g. proportions and timing of reporting, time entry, import/export synchronization) and user behavior.

Journyx recommends that installations for 150 users or more use two machines, one for the database server and one for the application server so both machines should be considered in capacity planning.

Single machine installations, generally considered acceptable for installations with 50 users or less are not covered specifically, but acceptable performance with configurations specified for Less than 150 Users is a reasonable starting point.

Supported Windows Operating Systems and Database Platforms

  • Recommended Operating System: Windows Server 2008 or 2012.
  • Other supported operating systems are: Windows 7 or 8.
  • Web Server Software: Internet Information Service (IIS) or Lighttpd (included).
  • Machine Architecture: Intel 32 bit or 64 bit. You must choose the appropriate one for your platform – i.e, 64 bit Windows Server installations must use the 64 bit edition of Journyx.
  • Database Platforms:
    • SQL Server 2005 or higher. SQL Server 2000 is no longer supported.
    • Oracle 10g or higher. Oracle 8 and Oracle 9i are no longer supported.
    • PostgreSQL version 8.3 or higher.
    • IBM DB2 is NOT supported at this time.

Supported Unix/POSIX Operating Systems and Database Platforms

  • Recommended Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux release 5 or higher.
  • Other supported operating systems are: Ubuntu Linux and others.
  • Web Server Software: Lighttpd (included) or external Apache with FastCGI plugin.
  • Machine Architecture: Intel 32 bit or 64 bit
  • Database Platforms:
    • Oracle 10g or higher. Oracle 8 and Oracle 9i are no longer supported.
    • PostgreSQL version 8.3 or higher.
    • Neither Microsoft SQL Server nor IBM DB2 are supported on Linux at this time.
  • Journyx installer options for Linux:
    • 32 bit Linux glibc 2.3 (x86)
    • 32 bit Linux glibc 2.5 (x86)
    • 32 bit Linux glibc 2.7 (x86)
    • 32 bit Linux glibc 2.11 (x86)
    • 64 bit Linux glibc 2.5 (x86-64)
    • 64 bit Linux glibc 2.11 (x86-64)

Web and Application Servers

  • Operating System: Windows Server 2008 / Windows Server 2012
  • Desktop operating systems such as Windows 7 or 8 are also supported.
  • Web Server Software: Internet Information Service (IIS) or Lighttpd
  • Machine Architecture: Intel 32 bit or 64 bit
Number of Users CPU Memory (RAM) Disk Size Required for Application
Less than 150 users 2 GHz or higher CPU -Suggest dual capable 4 GB 20 GB
150 to 500 users 2 GHz or higher -Dual CPU or equivalent - suggest quad capable 6 GB 80 GB
500 to 1000 users 2 GHz or higher -Quad CPU or equivalent with provision for upgrade 8-12 GB 80-120 GB
More than 1000 users Contact Journyx Contact Journyx Contact Journyx
  • Operating System: Linux
  • Web Server Software: Apache + FastCGI or Lighttpd
  • Web Server Software: Internet Information Service (IIS) or Lighttpd
  • Machine Architecture: Intel 32 bit or 64 bit
Number of Users CPU Memory (RAM) Disk Size Required for Application
Less than 150 users 2 GHz or higher CPU -Suggest dual capable 4 GB 20 GB
150 to 500 users 2 GHz or higher -Dual CPU or equivalent - suggest quad capable 6 GB 80 GB
500 to 1000 users 2 GHz or higher -Quad CPU or equivalent with provision for upgrade 8-12 GB 80-120 GB
More than 1000 users Contact Journyx Contact Journyx Contact Journyx

Database Servers

General information on Journyx’s database disk usage and other requirements can be found in this document: Database Tech Info

  • Operating System: Windows Server 2008 / Windows Server 2003
  • Desktop operating systems such as Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, and
  • Windows 7 are also supported.
  • Machine Architecture: Intel 32 bit or 64 bit
  • Database Software: SQL Server 2005 or higher, or Oracle 10g or higher, or PostgreSQL 8.3 or higher.
Number of Users CPU Memory (RAM) Disk Size Required for Application Recommended Database
Less than 150 users 2 GHz or higher CPU -Suggest dual capable 4 GB 40 GB PostgreSQL
150 to 500 users 2 GHz or higher -Dual CPU or equivalent - suggest quad capable 6 GB 80 GB PostgreSQL or Oracle 10g or higher
500 to 1000 users 2 GHz or higher -Quad CPU or equivalent with provision for upgrade 8-12 GB 80-120 GB PostgreSQL or Oracle 10g or higher
More than 1000 users Contact Journyx Contact Journyx Contact Journyx Contact Journyx
  • Operating System: Linux
  • Machine Architecture: Intel 32 bit or 64 bit
  • Database Software: Oracle 10g or higher, or PostgreSQL 8.3 or higher

A Note On Network Connectivity

User interaction with the server is governed by normal networking methodology and is beyond the scope of this document, but requirements are similar to any web based application where sufficient bandwidth is necessary to support the expected user load on the web server. Installations with expected high network usage for user connectivity may need multiple network connections and high speed networks.

A minimum of a 100Base-T connection between the application and database servers for installations of 150 or more users is required. In congested networks a dedicated network connection between the database server and application servers is highly recommended.