Windows server prerequisites

Hardware prerequisites

Make sure you've checked the Hardware prerequisites before starting configuring your server

Mandatory prerequisites

Here is the list of the mandatory prerequisites; if they're not met the node will refuse to start:

  • at least 2 CPU cores on the server
  • a 64-bits operating system
  • an Oracle Java 8 64-bits JVM — provided by the node itself but can be changed
  • at least as much physical memory than the memory configured for the JVM — the JVM cannot use more memory than available RAM

System prerequisites

A node currently supports the following software prerequisites set up on your machine:

  • 64-bit Windows Operating System:
    • Windows Server: 2008 R2, 20122012 R2, 2016 running on premise or in Microsoft Azure cloud.
    • Windows (for test environments): 7, 8, 8.1, 10

Configuration prerequisites

Depending on your configuration, please check the following configurations have been properly applied to your environment:

Accounts

Account Required abilities
<Decision Insight administration account>
  • Ability to start/stop a service
  • Permissions

    Directory Permissions
    <install directory> read, write, execute

    <working directory>

    read, write, execute

    <logging directory>

    read, write, execute
<Decision Insight execution account>
  • Permissions

    Directory Permissions
    <install directory> read, execute
    <working directory> read, write, execute
    <logging directory> read, write, execute
<System administration account>
  • Register/Unregister a service

<install directory> is the directory where the node will be installed.

<working directory> is the directory where the node will write its data (by default, <working directory> is <install directory>/var).

<logging directory> is the directory where the node logs will be stored (by default, <logging directory> is <working directory>/log).

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