Project Management System Requirements V2017

Spitfire Project Management is a web-based application that stores your data in a Microsoft SQL Server. Access can be provided over the intranet for internal users and via the Internet for remote users.

There are two servers required for Spitfire: the Web Server and the Microsoft SQL Database Server. Since most servers are now virtualized, we will provide guidance on appropriate configuration of the virtual servers. The primary requirement is that enough capacity (cores and RAM) is allocated to each server based on the number of users and the load that they are putting on the system so that the virtual server is not “over-subscribed” to the underlying physical hardware. Spitfire supports both VMware and Hypervisor as virtualization platforms. Your Web and SQL Servers may be co-located on a single physical server, or split onto multiple physical servers.

Below are guidelines as to virtual server capacity requirements.

Web Server

System Specs
  • Dynamic RAM allocation: 8 GB  minimum and startup; 24 GB max; typical demand under load 16 GB
  • Hypervisor and VMware supported and encouraged
  • Scalability
    • Base 2 cores, 4 recommended;  For more than 20 users, 4 cores required
    • Add at least 2 GB additional memory for each individual Web Site (Application Pool)
    • Add at least 2 GB additional memory for each additional 10 users
    • Above 50 users a second virtual web server is recommended for ATC Workflow
    • Above 80 users use of web farm mode is recommended
 Required Software
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 or later, x64
  • Internet Information Server Version 7 or later
  • Microsoft .NET 4.x Framework (latest version)

Database Server

System Specs
  • Base 16 GB memory, 32 GB recommended
  • Add 8 GB for every 10 users
  • 2 Core base (requires CAL licensing)
  • 20 users = 4 cores
  • 4 core minimum license required by Microsoft for core licensing
  • 60 users = point where more than 4 cores may be required
  • Data Storage – SSD or 15K SAS recommended
    • Virtual: 3 virtual drives DATA, LOGS, OS;
    • Physical: An active RAID controller  configured as 2 mirrored, 3 parity stripped; and 1 warm spare; 15000 RPM drives are recommended;  Special consideration is required for using SSD drives in RAID configurations.
Required Software:
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP 3 (or higher)
  • Microsoft SQL Reporting Services
  • Full Text Indexing

Client Devices

Client Workstation
  • Internet Explorer Version 11 (or higher) or Google Chrome
  • Acrobat Reader Version 10 (or higher)
Android or iPad Tablets
  • Google Chrome Browser
Windows Workstation with Spitfire integration to Microsoft Office
  • Internet Explorer Version 11 (or higher)
  • Acrobat Reader Version 10 (or higher)
  • Microsoft Office 2007/2010/2013/2016 32-bit (Word, Excel, and Tools: Document Imaging/Scanning)
  • Windows 7/8.1/10
  • .NET 3.5 and .NET 4.x Full Version
  • Visual Studio Tools for Office runtime