PaSTA System Requirement Overview

PaSTA is a Windows .Net client application that connects and synchronizes with multiple data stores, and has 4 main physical sections: PaSTA client program, PaSTA database, PaSTA monitor and PaSTA interface. These sections can be arranged in any suitable physical configuration provided there is connectivity between them. PaSTA is a high demand, high availability application that depends greatly on how many work centers and users are involved. Customers will want to consider this in planning the PaSTA hardware setup.

 

PaSTA - Work Management Software - Architecture

 

PaSTA Monitor Requirements

The PaSTA Monitor is a Web Service that allows SAP (or more precisely, the BizTalk code) to communicate to PaSTA. Since it is web services, it will need to be running IIS 6.0 or newer. It can share a machine with other processes if necessary. This is not a high end machine and could easily be a VM. It is recommended that this machine is NOT one of the Citrix boxes. It can, however, be the PaSTA database server. This may not be desirable for security reasons.

Citrix Farm

Each Citrix box should be able to handle 30-50 users comfortably. Higher end machines (more CPU / RAM) will be able to handle more capacity. It is recommended that these machines be 64 bit Windows Server 2008 R2 installations with 32GB of RAM or larger. Given that larger amounts of RAM are much cheaper than full machines, PRO recommends going with as much RAM as can be budgeted.

Client Machines

If Citrix (or some other virtual desktop technology), then minimum requirements will be according to the environment. If PaSTA is not using a virtual desktop but is having the client connect directly to the database, the requirements are listed below.

PaSTA Client

PaSTA Client (if not running a Citrix environment)

  • Platform: Microsoft© Windows© XP with service Pack 3, Windows Vista© with service Pack 1, and Windows© 7
  • .Net versions 2.0 or 3.5
  • Processor: 1.8 GHz or faster
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM or higher; 4 GB for 64 bit systems
  • Hard disk capacity: 2 GB of available hard-disk space for installation
  • Video: 1,024x768 display (1,280x800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • Connectivity to PaSTA database and PaSTA interface module

PaSTA Database – Oracle

PaSTA Database, option 1: (Oracle)

  • Platform: Oracle© 9.2.02, 10.2.0. or 11 g
  • Processors: 2.4 GHz or faster Intel© Xeon processor, 2-4 dedicated processors
  • Memory: 32 GB RAM
  • Hard disk capacity: 10 GB per work center
  • Connectivity to PaSTA Client and PaSTA Interface Module

PaSTA Database – SQL

PaSTA Database, option 2: (SQL Server)

  • Platform: Microsoft© SQL Server 2000 SP4, Microsoft© SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft© SQL Server 2008 or Microsoft© SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Memory: 32 GB RAM
  • Hard disk capacity: 10 GB per work center
  • Connectivity to PaSTA Client and PaSTA Interface Module

PaSTA Monitor

  • Platform: Microsoft© SQL Server 2000 SP4, Microsoft© SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft© SQL Server 2008 or Microsoft© SQL Server 2008 R2
  • .Net version: 2.0 or 3.5
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz or faster Intel© Xeon processor
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Hard disk capacity: 2 GB
  • Connectivity to PaSTA Client and PaSTA Database

PaSTA Interface

Web Module, if not connecting with SQL statements

  • Platform: Microsoft© SQL Server 2000 SP4, Microsoft© SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft© SQL Server 2008 or Microsoft© SQL Server 2008 R2
  • IIS version: 5, 6 or 7
  • .Net version: 2.0 or 3.5
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz or faster Intel© Xeon processor
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Hard disk capacity: 2 GB
  • Connectivity to PaSTA Client and PaSTA Database

Other Considerations

Citrix Server

  • Platform: Customer is responsible for Citrix instance, a dedicated Citrix server is recommended for typical installations
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz or faster Intel© Xeon processor, 2-4 dedicated processors
  • Memory: 32 GB RAM, depends on number of users
  • Hard disk capacity: 10 GB
  • Connectivity to PaSTA Client and PaSTA database

Access Requirement

PaSTA Database

  • The database server identified and established (Oracle or SQL Server)
  • Within the database server, (Oracle) the ability to:Create and drop schemas, create and drop tables, stored procedures, functions, and packages.
  • Within the database server, (SQL Server) the ability to Update, modify, delete, run stored procedures or DBO rights.
  • Running Citrix: Access to Citrix administrator to help with installation.
  • Access to the machine the monitor is stalled on. This machine can be a virtual machine.
  • Access to the CMMS database.
  • VPN access or equivalent