Technical Specifications

PolyWorks|DataLoop™ Network


PolyWorks|DataLoop requires that certain server applications be installed and configured. The following schema shows how PolyWorks® applications communicate with one another as well as with Microsoft SQL Server.
 

PolyWorks|DataLoop for Microsoft SQL Server


To use PolyWorks|DataLoop, a network infrastructure must be set up with potentially multiple servers. The number of servers and their configurations depend on the number of users that are expected to interact with the servers.
 

Machine configuration:

  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • CPU: 4 physical cores
  • RAM: 32 GB
  • Disk space: 
    • 500 GB on a solid-state drive (SSD) for the operating system, all components to install, as well as for the Microsoft SQL Server instance and database files.a
    • At least 1 TB on a hard disk drive (HDD) for the Microsoft SQL Server FILESTREAM data.a
  • Software components:
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2017
    • PolyWorks|DataLoop Core
    • PolyWorks|DataLoop Web Interface Serverb
    • PolyWorks Collaborative Suite License Server
    • Internet Information Services (IIS)
    • SSL certificate - required for the HTTPS communication to the serverc
  1. The required size varies depending on the volume of data stored in the file system. A monitor software should be configured to send alerts when disk space is low.
  2. PolyWorks|DataLoop Web Interface Server must not be installed on a domain controller server.
  3. SSL certificates issued from a well-known certification authority are recommended.

Server 1 configuration:

  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, or 2016
  • CPU: 8 physical cores
  • RAM: 32 GB
  • Disk space: 
    • 500 GB on a solid-state drive (SSD) for the operating system, all components to install on this server as well as for the Microsoft SQL Server instance and database files.a
    • At least 20 TB on a hard disk drive array (HDD RAID) for the Microsoft SQL Server FILESTREAM data.a
  • Software components:
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2017bc
    • Internet Information Services (IIS)
  1. The required size varies depending on the volume of data stored in the file system. A monitor software should be configured to send alerts when disk space is low.
  2. We recommend that you do not install Microsoft SQL Server on a domain controller.
  3. Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition is recommended if 24/7 operation is required and no downtime is expected.
     

Server 2 configuration:

  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • CPU: 4 physical cores
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Disk space: 250 GB on a solid-state drive (SSD)
  • Software components: 
    • PolyWorks|DataLoop Web Interface Servera
    • PolyWorks|DataLoop Core
    • PolyWorks Collaborative Suite License Server
    • Internet Information Services (IIS)
    • SSL certificate - required for the HTTPS communication to the serverb
  1. PolyWorks|DataLoop Web Interface Server must not be installed on a domain controller server.
  2. SSL certificates issued from a well-known certification authority are recommended.