System and Server Requirements

Before installing Nectari, your hardware must be properly configured and your operating system must be fully installed and operational.

The server requirements include the supported operating systems, database engine, and web servers.

Operating Systems

The following operating systems are supported by Nectari for the server components:

  • Windows Server 2022

  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2

    Important

    Windows Server 2012 R2 will no longer be supported as of January 10, 2023.

  • Windows 11
  • Windows 10

Database Management Systems

To install and operate Nectari one of the following supported database management systems is required:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2022

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2019
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Oracle 19c

  • Oracle 18c

  • Oracle 12c
  • Oracle 11g
  • Oracle 10g
Note

Nectari can connect to many data source types (external databases) for data access (ERP, CRM, WMS, etc.). These options will be discussed later in this document.

Web Server

  • Microsoft IIS 10.0
  • Microsoft IIS 8.5

    Important

    Microsoft IIS 8.5 will no longer be supported as of January 10, 2023.

Hardware Requirements

Note

The hardware requirements depend on the chosen installation architecture and the volume of data to manage. Consult a Nectari specialist for customizing recommendations.

Nectari on a dedicated server typically requires at least:

  • CPU: Quad Core 2.8 GHz

  • RAM Memory: 8 GB (16 GB for 100 users)

  • Hard Disk Drive: 5 GB available space (Website + Services + Nectari Database)

Data Warehouse: It requires much more space according to the size of the ERP datasource and the number of Cubes. Subsequently, processing large amounts of data will use more memory.

For example, when using the Sage X3 template that contains 6 cubes, we noticed that about 80% of the size of Sage X3 database is usually needed, with (temporary) peaks, during the load, of twice the tables size loaded.

Distribution: In case you plan to schedule a large amount of distribution, we highly recommend installing the Distribution Worker on a dedicated server that has at minimum the following:

  • CPU: Quad Core 2.8 GHz

  • RAM Memory: 4 GB

  • Hard Disk Drive: 5 GB available space (Website + Services)

Web Browsers

The end user workstations require the most recent version of at least one of the following Web Browsers. Microsoft Excel is needed to use the Nectari Excel Add-in.

  • Google Chrome V100

  • Mozilla Firefox V99

  • Edge Chromium V99

  • Safari 15 on Mac

Note

Google Chrome is the favored web browser for Nectari version 8.0. and later.