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Friday, November 2, 2012

Basic and minimum requirements for installation of MS Dynamics Ax

Network requirement and N/w response time:
 
 
The minimum network requirements for the connection between the client and the AOS and the connection between the AOS and the database in a Microsoft Dynamics AX system is as below:
 

ValueClient to AOSAOS to database
Bandwidth (b)100 megabits/sec100 mbps

 
Total response time for a task in MS Dynamics Ax is expressed by formula:
Response time = (No. of calls to and fro server * Latency) + Number of bytes sent/bandwidth
Note: The higher the Latency (is a measure of time delay experienced in a system), the longer the response time
Domain Requirements:
 
Consider the following domain requirements when you install Microsoft Dynamics AX:
  • Computers that run Microsoft Dynamics AX components must belong to an Active Directory domain, and Active Directory must be configured in native mode.
  • Computers that run Microsoft Dynamics AX components must have access to other computers in Active Directory. These computers may be either in the same domain or in another trusted domain.
  • To support e-mail alerts in Microsoft Dynamics AX, an SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) server must be present in the environment.

Minimum Hardware requirements:
 
The following table lists the minimum hardware that is required to install and run the Microsoft Dynamics AX Application Object Server (AOS) and the Microsoft Dynamics AX client.
 
Note: If other Microsoft software is installed on the same computer, the system must comply with the hardware requirements for that software, as well.
 
ItemRequirement
ProcessorIntel Pentium/Celeron family or compatible Pentium III Xeon or higher processor. We recommend a processor speed of 1.1 GHz or higher.
 
Important: MS Dynamics AX is not supported on Itanium 64-bit processors.
RAMWe recommend 4 GB or more of RAM for server computers.
We recommend 2 GB or more of RAM for client computers.
MonitorSuper VGA (1024x768) or higher resolution monitor
OtherA DVD drive is required for an installation from a DVD.

 
Minimum Software requirements for all computers:
 
 
The following software must be present on a computer before any Microsoft Dynamics AX components can be installed:
  • Microsoft .NET Framework (3.5 for most and 4.0 for advanced options)
  • Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1 or Windows Installer 4.0


Supported server Operating systems:
 
The server operating systems that are supported for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 components are as below:
 

Operating SystemNotes
Windows Server 2012
(Standard Edition / Datacenter Edition)
Windows Server 2012 is supported only with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2.
Windows Server 2008 R2
(Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Web Edition, or Datacenter Edition)
 
Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2
(Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, Web Edition, or Datacenter Edition)
Only 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 are supported.

 
Note: Although a server operating system is required for most Microsoft Dynamics AX server components, you can also install some server components on supported client operating systems, but, only supported for demonstration or development. In a production environment, you must install the server components on a supported server operating system.

 
Supported Database servers:
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (Standard/Enterprise/Business Intelligence Edition)
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 (Standard/Enterprise/Datacenter edition)
  • SQL Server 2008 (Standard/Enterprise edition)

Software requirements for MS Dynamics Ax Server components:
  1. Application object server
    1. .net framework 4.0 (with KB article 2390372)
    2. SQL Server 2008 Native client
  2. Enterprise portal
    1. Web server role
    2. IIS 7.0, IIS 7.5 or IIS 8.0
    3. ASP.Net 2.0
    4. Sharepoint Foundation 2010 / Sharepoint server 2010 (enterprise recommended)
    5. SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis management objects (AMO)
  3. Enterprise search
    1. Web server role
    2. IIS 7.0, IIS 7.5 or IIS 8.0
    3. ASP.Net 2.0
    4. Windows Powershell 2.0
    5. MS Search server 2010 / MS Search server express 2010 / MS Fast search server 2010 / Sharepoint server 2010
  4. Help server
    1. Web server role
    2. IIS 7.0, IIS 7.5 or IIS 8.0
    3. ASP.Net 4.0
  5. Reporting services extensions
    1. SQL Server 2012 Reporting services / SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting services (with SP1 or SP2)
    2. Windows Powershell 2.0
  6. Analysis Services integration
    1. SQL Server 2012 Analysis Services (with CU1) / SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis server / SQL Server 2008 Analysis server
    2. SQL Server management studio
    3. SQL Server business intelligence development studio (BIDS) / SQL Server data tools (SSDT) for SQL Server 2012
    4. Web services on IIS
    5. Web server role
    6. IIS 7.0, IIS 7.5 or IIS 8.0
    7. ASP.Net 4.0
To use webservices to exchange documents with external partners – advised to install the Windows SDK


Software requirements for client computers:
  1. Windows client
    1. Windows 8 (Pro/ Enterprise edition)
    2. Windows 7 (Professional/ Ultimate/ Enterprise edition)
    3. Windows Vista (Business/ Ultimate/ Enterprise edition with SP2)
  2. Office Add-ins
    1. Office 2013 (only with MS Dynamics AX 2012)
    2. 2010 Microsoft Office release
    3. 2007 Office release SP2
  3. Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System (VSTO)
    1. Remote Desktop Services Integration
  4. Debugger
    1. Microsoft Visual Studio tools
    2. Windows powershell 2.0
    3. Visual Studio 2010 (Professional/ Premium/ Ultimate/ Team Edition with SP1)
    4. Trace Praser
    5. .Net Business connector
The below is link for a document which provides information about the hardware and software requirements for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=11094

Parent thread link : http://ajstudi0.blogspot.com/2012/11/planning-hardware-infrastructure-for.html
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