Installation Requirements
  • 16 Aug 2022
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Installation Requirements

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Article summary

Please review Upgrading Decisions (v6 to v7) for important considerations.

Installing v8? See Installation Requirements (v8) for version specific requirements. 

The following lays out the Application Server specifications required to install the following v7 Decisions server types:

  • Production Server: a live environment where created processes are leveraged by end-users (customers) 
  • Non-Production Server: non-customer facing environment used for development and testing production readiness
  • Repository Server: non-customer facing environment used to deploy projects between servers

Browser Compatibility

Browsers not accounted for in the below chart will support the Portal, but not the Studio.

ChromeChromium Edge icon Edgefirefox icon Firefoxsafari icon SafariIE 11 icon Internet Explorer

Hardware Specifications

Advanced Specifications should be considered in the following circumstances:
  • Data-heavy environments
  • Organizations with long procurement/change request cycles
Server TypeProcessingMemoryStorage
Production Server3.0 GHz 4-Core CPU16 GB RAM100 GB
Non-Production Server4-Core CPU8 GB RAM100 GB
Repository4-Core CPU8 GB RAM100 GB

Azure Specifications

For more information on using Decisions with Azure, please visit Installing on Azure.

Server TypeProcessingMemoryStorage
Production ServerD-Series D4s v3 | 3.0 GHz 4-Core vCPU16 GB RAM150 GB
D-Series D8s v3 | 8-Core vCPU32 GB RAM150 GB
Non-Production ServerD-Series D4s v3 | 4-Core vCPU16 GB RAM150 GB
RepositoryD-Series D4s v3 | 4-Core vCPU16 GB RAM100 GB

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Specifications

For more information on using Decisions with AWS, please visit Installing on AWS

These specifications are provided for optimal performance in the average server environment. Because this is a web-hosted environment, it cannot use the same reduced system requirements as a local install.

Server TypeProcessingMemoryStorage
Production ServerM4 Instance - m4.xlarge | 4-Core CPU16 GB RAM100 GB
Non-Production ServerM4 Instance - m4.xlarge | 4-Core CPU16 GB RAM50 GB
RepositoryM4 Instance - m4.xlarge | 4-Core CPU16 GB RAM50 GB

Software Requirements

SSL Certificates
While not required for a successful install, SSL certificates are recommended for enhanced HTTP2 support and product performance. Self-signed certificates are accepted.
Operating System.NET CoreHosting Type
Windows Server 2016 - 2019 or newer, 64-bit.NET Core 6.x for v7.10+Self-Hosting Considerations

.NET Core 5.x  for v7.2-v7.9IIS Hosting Considerations
.NET Core 3.1.x  for v7.0-v7.1
*.NET Core 2.1 SDK

* = The .NET Core 2.1 SDK is only required for Internal and External Webservice References. It is not required to run Decisions.

Supported Database Servers

Repositories must match the back-end of their connected Server
For example, an SQL Application Server wishing to use a Repository must connect to one that also uses SQL.  See Installing and Configuring Designer Repository for more information.
Database Server TypeRequired VersionAdditional Information
MSSQLSQL Server 2012 SPI Standard or newer

All versions and patches of SQL Server 2019 are compatible. This includes both Standard, Enterprise, and Express editions.

Standard installation with default collation (SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS).

Instances may be named; the Instance Name does not need to remain its default value.

AzureAll supported

DB level of at least S3 or P1 is recommended to prevent timeouts for Decisions SQL queries including those during installation.


DB level T3 is recommended

PostgresPostgres 12 or 13

It is recommended that Microsoft’s standard SQL maintenance plan is utilized for database maintenance.

Network Ports and Protocols

Depending on the chosen database server, Decisions uses the following default SQL port numbers to connect to the database server.

Database Server TypeSQL Port

To modify the SQL port number, update the connection string syntax (myPortNumber) as follows:

Server=myServerName,myPortNumber;Database=myDataBase;User Id=myUsername;Password=myPassword;

When installing locally, Decisions attempts to occupy the following default ports for users to host its service.

These port numbers may be configured during and after installation.

80Assigned for HTTP connections
443Assigned for HTTPS connections

It is recommended to run Decisions via HTTPS for added security. Refer to the Securing an Installation article for additional security methods.

For further information on Installation, visit the Decisions Forum.

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