Symantec Workflow 7.1 System Requirements

Article:HOWTO66292  |  Created: 2012-02-03  |  Updated: 2014-02-13  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO66292
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Notice the date of this article. You should also check the Symantec Workflow 7.1 Release Notes for updated information, at http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC4796.

Refer to the following guides for additional information:

The information in this article assumes that you are using Symantec Management Platform in conjunction with Workflow, although most features of Workflow can be run independently of the platform.

The information in this article reflects the recommended configuration when the Workflow system’s utilization load is not well defined. Utilization load is proportionate to the frequency of process execution multiplied by the number of components in the process. Processing speed is affected by the number of active simultaneous processes and by the length of time it takes an external system to respond to the Workflow system. 

In nearly all scenarios, it is appropriate to use the following recommendations:

  • One or more developer workstations
  • One lab environment specification
  • One medium environment specification

Customers who plan to leverage Symantec Management Platform for additional purposes (such as client management, server management, or asset management) should observe the following recommendations:

  1. Increase the hardware capacity of the platform server to reflect additional SQL load requirements.
  2. Install Workflow Server on a separate production server.

Symantec Workflow recommendations are shown below in the following categories:

  • Developer workstation
  • Small or lab environment
  • Medium environment
  • Large environment
  • Advanced setup

In the remainder of this article, items that are marked with an asterisk (*) are automatically installed by the Symantec Installation Manager (SIM) when the platform is selected within SIM. Required items are underlined.

Developer workstation

2 GHZ CPU
3 GB memory
1 GB available disk space

Windows XP SP3 x86 or x64
Windows Vista SP2 x86 or x64
Windows 7 x86 or x64
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

Workflow Designer
(Install after platform + Symantec Workflow)
Access to a test SMTP server

Small or lab environments

All in one box
2x CPU
4 GB memory
RAID 1 (Mirror) with 100 GB disk space

Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1 optional) (64-bit)
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
IIS 7.5 (with IIS 6 compatibility)

SQL 2005 SP4 or SQL 2008 R2 SP1
(64-bit SQL Express, Standard, or Enterprise)

Symantec Management Platform 7.1 SP2
Symantec Workflow 7.1 SP2
* Symantec Administrator SDK v7.1.83
* Symantec NS Web Services v7.0.60
Workflow Server
Workflow Process Manager
Workflow Designer

Access to a test SMTP server 

Note: This installation will experience performance issues with both SMP and Workflow. Enterprise Management doesn't  function properly in this configuration. This environment is meant for lab use.

Medium environments

Platform + SQL box
2x CPU
4 GB memory
RAID 1 (Mirror) with 100 GB disk space

Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1 optional) (64-bit)
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
IIS 7.5 (with IIS 6 compatibility)

SQL 2005 SP4 or SQL 2008 R2 SP1
(64-bit SQL Express, Standard, or Enterprise)

Symantec Management Platform 7.1 SP2
Symantec Workflow 7.1 SP2

* Symantec Administrator SDK v7.1.83
* Symantec NS Web Services v7.0.60

Workflow Server box
4x CPU
8 GB memory
RAID 1 (Mirror) with 50 GB disk space

Windows Server 2003 SP2 R2 x64
Windows Server 2008 R2 x64
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
IIS 6.x or higher

Workflow Server
Workflow Process Manager
Workflow Designer

Access to a production SMTP server

Large environments

Platform box
2x CPU
4 GB memory
RAID 1 (Mirror) with 100 GB disk space

Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1 optional) (64-bit)
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
IIS 7.5 (with IIS 6 compatibility)

Symantec Management Platform 7.1 SP2
Symantec Workflow 7.1 SP2

* Symantec Administrator SDK v7.1.83
* Symantec NS Web Services v7.0.60

SQL box
4x CPU
8 GB memory
RAID 1 (Mirror) with 100 GB disk space

Windows Server 2003 SP2 R2 x64 or
Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)

SQL 2008 R2 SP1 Standard Edition

Workflow Server box
4 to 8x CPU
16 to 32 GB memory
RAID 1 (Mirror) with 100 GB disk space

Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
IIS 6.x or higher

Workflow Server
Workflow Process Manager
Workflow Designer

Access to a production SMTP server
 

Advanced options

Platform box
No relevant modifications

Clustered SQL servers (2 boxes)
4 to 16x CPU
8 to 32 GB memory
Shared disk storage

Windows Server 2003 SP2 R2 x64 or
Windows Server 2008 x64

SQL 2008 R2 SP1 Standard Edition

Note: Some customers utilize SQL Reporting Services within their Workflow processes. SQL Reporting is not compatible with clustering, but it can be load balanced with additional hardware.

Workflow Server boxes 

4 to 8x CPU 
8  to 32 GB memory
RAID 1 (Mirror) with 100 GB disk space

Process load can be distributed by deploying different Workflow projects to different Workflow Servers.

Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit) 
Availability and process load can be improved by deploying the same Workflow projects to multiple Workflow Servers and placing them behind a load-balancing switch.

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 
IIS 6.x or higher 

Workflow Server
Workflow Process Manager

Portal availability can be improved by configuring multiple Workflow Process Manager (WPM) servers to share a common SQL (ProcessManager) database. All WPM servers are then placed behind a load-balancing switch.
 

 




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