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ChangeBASE 6.2.2 - User Guide

Introduction Before You Start... Installing ChangeBASE Configuring ChangeBASE The Pre-Loading of Packages into ChangeBASE Import Options Applications Options Checks Options Dependency and Conflict Checker Dashboard Reporting Repackaging and Virtualization Web Capture

Before You Start...

This section covers system requirements and required information for the installation of ChangeBASE.

ChangeBASE System Requirements

Local Database Setup, Remote Database Setup, Backup Recommendations,

Virtual Machines

Recommended Configuration for Optimal Performance

Pre-Installation Steps

ChangeBASE System Requirements

Before installing ChangeBASE, ensure that your system meets the minimum hardware and software requirements described in the following sections.

Local Database Setup

For a training course, a POC (Proof Of Concept) installation, or where there is only to be one user of ChangeBASE, it is usual for all components (including the ChangeBASE service) to be installed on the same machine, which should be running under one of the following Operating Systems:

  • Windows Vista SP2 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)

Minimum Requirements

Provided that the machine is going to be importing less than 1,000 packages, it should meet the following minimum specifications:

Table 1: Minimum Machine Requirements for Local Database Setup

Display Resolution

Core Processor

RAM (GB)

SQL Server

.NET Framework

Network Connection

1024 x 768 pixel array

Quad-core processor

8, preferably on a 64-bit Operating System

SQL Server Express 2008/2012

4.5

Gigabit Ethernet

Caution: The SQL Server Collation must be Case Insensitive (CI).

You will also need the following:

Remote Database Setup

In the event that more than one user connects to the same database, the ChangeBASE client software may be installed on each of the workstations ('clients'), with the ChangeBASE service and database(s) hosted remotely.

Minimum Client Requirements

Each client should be running under one of the following Operating Systems:

  • Windows Vista SP2 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)

Each client should meet the following minimum specifications:

Table 2: Minimum Client Requirements for Remote Database Setup

Display Resolution

Core Processor

RAM (GB)

.NET Framework

Network Connection

1024 x 768 pixel array

Quad-core processor

8 (16 if a large number of packages are imported), preferably on a 64-bit Operating System

4.5

Gigabit Ethernet

You will also need the following:

Internet Connectivity Recommended

It is highly recommended that an internet connection is available when using ChangeBASE, as the access to software and assessment group updates, and the associated online help, are dependent on this.

If internet connectivity is not possible, please contact Dell to discuss alternative delivery methods.

Minimum Requirements for Server Hosting ChangeBASE Service

These requirements are dependent on the numbers of packages being imported for assessment, and on the numbers of clients, and are to be taken as recommendations rather than absolute minimums.

Table 3: Minimum Requirements for Server Hosting ChangeBASE Service

  Small Operation (i.e. less than 1,000 packages and less than 10 clients) Medium Operation (i.e. between 1,000 and 5,000 packages and 10 or more clients) Large Operation (i.e. more than 5,000 packages and 10 or more clients)

Operating System

One of:

  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1

Note: A 64-bit Operating System is recommended wherever possible, especially if you are using 64-bit SQL Server.

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2012 R2. Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2012 R2.

Core Processor

Quad-core processor

8-core processor

16-core processor
RAM (GB)

8

16

32

.NET Framework 4.5 4.5 4.5
Network Connection Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet

You will also need:

Minimum Requirements for Server Hosting SQL Database

ChangeBASE supports both SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2012. The requirements are as given in the following links:

Note: The server may run SQL Server Express, but due to its one GB of RAM usage restrictions, as well as its database size limits, it is recommended that SQL Express is used for no more than 600 packages.

Caution: The SQL Server Collation must be Case Insensitive (CI).

It is recommended that:

  • The SQL Server Browser service is set to Automatic.
  • TCP/IP protocol is enabled in the database(s).

Minimum Requirements to Host on a Virtual Environment

Hosting on a virtual environment is supported. The minimum requirements remain the same, but with the following additional requirements for medium and large operations

  • The number of recommended cores should not be shared with other virtual computers
  • The amount of available RAM should not be shared with other virtual computers
  • On the SQL Server, the ChangeBASE database and SQL TempDB should be located on physically separate drives and not shared with other virtual computers
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