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Supply Chain Planning Products

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Recommendations Guide

Version 11.0
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Publication Information
Release: Supply Chain Management Products

Publication Date: December 22, 2016


Contents

Contents

About this guide..............................................................................................................7


Related documents....................................................................................................................................7
Disclaimer..................................................................................................................................................8
Contacting Infor.........................................................................................................................................8

Chapter 1: Introduction..................................................................................................9

Chapter 2: Virtual environments..................................................................................11


Virtualization sizing..................................................................................................................................11
Notes on certification of virtualization platforms......................................................................................11

Chapter 3: Citrix environments....................................................................................13


Citrix configuration...................................................................................................................................13
Notes on certification of Citrix..................................................................................................................13

Chapter 4: Demand Planning (DP)...............................................................................15


Database size..........................................................................................................................................15
Database server......................................................................................................................................16
Hardware..............................................................................................................................................16
Software...............................................................................................................................................17
Client processing.....................................................................................................................................17
Standard client.........................................................................................................................................18
Hardware..............................................................................................................................................18
Software...............................................................................................................................................18
Application server....................................................................................................................................19
Hardware..............................................................................................................................................19
Software...............................................................................................................................................19
Web Server..............................................................................................................................................20
Hardware..............................................................................................................................................20
Software...............................................................................................................................................21

Chapter 5: Collaborative Demand Planning (CDP)....................................................23


Web application servers..........................................................................................................................23
Web client for CDP..................................................................................................................................24
Network considerations...........................................................................................................................24

Chapter 6: Advanced Planning (AP)............................................................................25

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Architecture..............................................................................................................................................25
Advanced Planning..............................................................................................................................25
Model Sizing............................................................................................................................................25
Model scale..........................................................................................................................................26
Model complexity.................................................................................................................................26
System requirements...............................................................................................................................26

Chapter 7: Advanced Scheduling (AS).......................................................................29


Architecture..............................................................................................................................................29
Components.........................................................................................................................................29
Hardware deployment scenarios.........................................................................................................30
AS Application Server..............................................................................................................................31
AS Database............................................................................................................................................32
AS Client Application...............................................................................................................................32
AS Web Viewer........................................................................................................................................33
Infrastructure........................................................................................................................................33
End user...............................................................................................................................................33
Database connectivity..............................................................................................................................34

Chapter 8: Planning and Order Promising (PLN).......................................................35


Architecture..............................................................................................................................................35
Components.........................................................................................................................................35
System requirements...............................................................................................................................36
64-bit Server.........................................................................................................................................36
Client....................................................................................................................................................36

Chapter 9: Scheduling (SCH).......................................................................................39


Architecture..............................................................................................................................................39
Components.........................................................................................................................................39
System requirements...............................................................................................................................39
Database Server..................................................................................................................................40
Client + Engine (Server).......................................................................................................................40

Chapter 10: Supply Chain Vault (SCV)........................................................................43


System requirements...............................................................................................................................44

Chapter 11: Planning Integration (ITK)........................................................................45


Architecture..............................................................................................................................................45
Components.........................................................................................................................................45
System requirements...............................................................................................................................47

Chapter 12: Infor Integrated Business Planning (IBP)..............................................49

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Hardware sizing.......................................................................................................................................49
Database Server..................................................................................................................................50
OLAP Server........................................................................................................................................50
Web Server..........................................................................................................................................50
Hardware deployment scenarios.............................................................................................................51
Scenario 1: Four-server setup.............................................................................................................51
Scenario 2: Single- server setup..........................................................................................................52
Hardware requirements...........................................................................................................................52
Software requirements.............................................................................................................................54

Chapter 13: Infor Demand+..........................................................................................57

Chapter 14: Infor Supply+............................................................................................59

Chapter 15: Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP).................................................61

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About this guide

This document describes the technology utilized within Infor Supply Chain Planning (SCP) and the
recommended hardware and software configuration for various Infor products. Use this document as
a guide for budgeting estimates. Do not use this guide to replace a detailed sizing exercise provided
at the beginning of the implementation of your chosen product.

Intended audience
IT professionals and system administrators responsible for the hardware and software that is required
to use:
• Infor Sales & Operations Planning.
• Infor Demand Planning.
• Infor Advanced Planning.
• Infor Advanced Scheduling.
• Infor Planning and Order Promising.
• Infor Scheduling and associated products.

Related documents
You can find the documents in the product documentation section of the Infor Xtreme Support portal,
at http://www.infor.com/inforxtreme.
• Infor BI Hardware Recommendations Guide
• Infor BI Platform Support Guide
• Infor ION Installation Guide
• Infor Ming.le Installation and Configuration Guide, Version 11.0 for Active Directory Federation
Services
• Infor Ming.le Installation and Configuration Guide, Version 11.0 for Active Directory
• Scheduling System Administration Guide

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About this guide

Other related information


For more detailed information see:
• Oracle products:www.oracle.com
• Microsoft products:www.microsoft.com
• Citrix products: www.citrix.com
• VMware products:www.vmware.com

Disclaimer
Hardware specifications provided in this document are intended as a guideline for budgeting purposes
only. Infor strongly recommends that customers work directly with Infor Consulting Services (ICS) which
will provide a more detailed and accurate hardware recommendation. Infor does not accept responsibility
for poor performance on hardware that is not validated by ICS.

Contacting Infor
If you have questions about Infor products, go to the Infor Xtreme Support portal.
If we update this document after the product release, we will post the new version on this website. We
recommend that you check this website periodically for updated documentation.
If you have comments about Infor documentation, contact documentation@infor.com.

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Introduction
1

The Infor Supply Chain Planning solution is founded on enterprise technology platforms. The underlying
technology and required platforms are provided for these solutions:
• Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)
• Demand+ (D+)
• Supply+ (S+)
• Demand Planning (DP)
• Collaborative Demand Planner (CDP)
• Advanced Planning (AP)
• Advanced Scheduling (AS)
• Web Viewer for Advanced Scheduling (WVAS)
• Planning and Order Promising (PLN)
• Scheduling (SCH)
• Supply Chain Vault (SCV)
• Integration Toolkit (ITK)

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Introduction

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Virtual environments
2

Running a production SCP solution in a virtual environment is supported by Infor. It is expected that
you run the guest virtual machines and components using the supported Operating Systems defined
for the specific release of the SCP solution. The SCP solution will function in a virtual environment as
if running on physical native hardware. If Infor Support is unable to reproduce an issue on physical
hardware and it is determined to be an issue with the virtualization environment, not the product itself,
you must contact your virtualization support provider to resolve the issue.

Virtualization sizing
With the support of virtual environments for the Infor SCP solutions it is the responsibility of the customer
to work directly with the virtualization provider to ensure that the sizing of the host server hardware,
versions of virtual servers, configuration, setup and raw device mappings are correct. Hardware sizing
for virtualization environments is not provided by Infor due to the number of variables that can be
introduced into such an environment. The customer must work closely with a virtualization provider to
ensure the correct hardware sizes and configurations are selected that match the customer requirements.
Note that most of the planning apps are CPU and memory intensive. Based on experiences from other
customers Infor recommends allocating dedicated processor, memory and disk resources to all SCP
VM environments.

Notes on certification of virtualization platforms


Infor certifies hardware and software platforms, not virtual platforms. It is the duty of the virtualization
provider to certify that their software accurately mimics the hardware of an Infor supported platform.

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Virtual environments

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Citrix environments
3

Running a production SCP solution in a Citrix environment is supported by Infor. It is expected that the
components, which are accessed through Citrix, are run on the supported Operating Systems defined
for the specific release of the SCP solution. If Infor Support is unable to reproduce an issue in a non-Citrix
environment and it is determined to be an issue with the Citrix environment, rather than the product
itself, you must contact your Citrix support provider to resolve the issue.

Citrix configuration
With the support of Citrix environments for the Infor SCP solutions it is the responsibility of the customer
to work directly with their Citrix provider to ensure that the configuration, setup and raw device mappings
are correct.
Note that some planning apps are graphically intensive. Based on experiences from other customers
Infor recommends allocating bandwidth that provides a satisfactory user experience for the end user.

Notes on certification of Citrix


Infor certifies hardware and software platforms, not Citrix. It is the duty of Citrix to certify that their
software accurately mimics the behavior of an Infor supported platform.

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Citrix environments

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Demand Planning (DP)
4

For an efficiently performing Infor Demand Planning release 11.0, you must procure the correct system
and hardware that suits your business needs. Consider hardware sizing by Infor. Incorrect values can
negatively impact performance. The system requirements provided here are designed to provide a
comfortable performance level.

Database size
For the purposes of this section, reference will be made to database sizes.
Note that many factors have an influence on required hardware and software (particularly hardware).
The figures do not set any limits on database size – they are merely representations of typical values.
There are existing customer databases smaller and larger than those represented in the table.
This table classifies database sizes. These figures are approximate and must be used as a guide:

Solution Channel Products Core Users Collaborate User


A 1000 5 5
B 100,000 10 10
C 200,000 25 50
D 200,000 25 250
E 500,000 25 50
F 500,000 25 250
G 1,000,000 25 50
H 1,000,000 25 250

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Database server

Hardware
This table classifies sizes for UNIX.

Min Recommended Disk Space per Disk Space


Processor Processor Minimum Recommended DB without per DB with
Solution Core(s) Core(s) RAM (GB) RAM (GB) Reports (GB) Reports (GB)
A - - - - - -
B - - - - - -
C 2 4 4 8 15 100
D 2 4 8 16 15 100
E 4 8 8 16 30 250
F 4 8 16 32 30 250
G 8 16 16 32 60 500
H 8 16 32 48 60 500

* The – sign means not recommended.


This table classifies sizes for Windows:

Min Recommended Disk Space per Disk Space


Processor Processor Minimum Recommended DB without per DB with
Solution Core(s) Core(s) RAM(GB) RAM (GB) Reports Reports
A 1 2 2 4 5 10
B 2 4 8 16 10 50
C 2 4 4 8 15 100
D 2 4 8 16 15 100
E 4 8 8 16 30 250
F 4 8 16 32 30 250
G 8 16 16 32 60 500
H 8 16 16 48 60 500

Note: The disk space entry does not take any integrity or backup strategies into account that can be
employed on the database server for example RAID. We recommend that the database server is
dedicated to Demand Planning.

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Software

Operating System
• Demand Planning supports any operating system that Oracle supports.
• Supported UNIX platforms are Solaris (SPARC), HP-UX, IBM AIX, and Linux Itanium.
• Supported Windows platforms are Windows 2008/2012 Server Edition.

RDBMS
• Oracle Database Release 11g Release 2 Express (XE), Standard and Enterprise Edition.
• Oracle Database Release 12c Standard and Enterprise Edition.

Notes for use with Oracle Express Edition (XE):


Customers with small databases (Database Size A or B on the previous table) can consider to use
Oracle Express Edition as shipped with Infor Demand Planning. If selecting this database:
• Oracle Express Edition should not be used if the client wishes to use the SOP Reporting module.
• Support for Oracle Express Edition should be purchased separately to the Infor application.
• Support issues relating to the RDBMS should be lodged with Oracle support. Infor support does not
maintain a support testing environment with Oracle Express Edition.
• Oracle Express Edition has limitations in many areas not limited to but including memory, disk space,
and number of server instances.

Client processing
Demand Planning facilitates these options for carrying out the client processing:
• A conventional Client-Server architecture can be used where the application is installed on local
desktops.
• A middle-tier application server can be used where users can connect through remote desktop
technologies.
The actual requirements depend on many parameters such as bulk of data being processed and the
task being carried out.
We do not recommend that you use the database server as a substitute for the application server.

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Standard client
A standard client can be used if the desktop machines are located on the same local area network as
the database server. If they are not then the application server method must be used.

Hardware
The values in this table are only supplied for information:

Minimum Recommended Minimum Recommended


Processor Processor RAM RAM Disk Space
Solution Core(s) Core(s) (GB) (GB) (GB)
A 1 2 2 4 10
B 2 4 2 4 10
C - - - - -
D - - - - -
E - - - - -
F - - - - -
G - - - - -
H - - - - -

* The – sign means not recommended.

Software
These software components are supported:
• Windows 7 64 bit
• Windows 8 64 bit
• Oracle Client version 11g Release 2 or Oracle Client version 12c 64 bit

Configuration
These are the configuration requirements:
• Network Protocol: TCP/IP or any other protocol supported by Oracle.
• Network Bandwidth: Minimum: 100 Mbps; recommended: 1 Gbps or more.
• Screen Resolution: Minimum: 1024 x 768; recommended: 1280 x 1024 or higher

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Application server
An application server method is useful when the users are not on the same local areas network as the
database server. It is also popular with organizations that want to centralize application to reduce
support costs. As mentioned earlier, this server must be separate from the database server.
We recommend that you use a system such as Citrix or Windows Terminal Services for accessing the
application server.
For more information, see "Citrix environments" on page 13

Hardware
This table shows the Windows sizes:

Minimum Recommended
Processor Processor Minimum Recommended Disk Space
Solution Core(s) Core(s) RAM (GB) RAM (GB) (GB)
A 2 2 2 4 10
B 2 2 8 16 10
C 2 4 4 8 10
D 2 8 16 32 10
E 4 8 4 8 10
F 4 12 16 32 10
G 4 12 4 8 10
H 4 16 16 32 10

The disk space entry does not take any integrity or backup strategies into account that can be employed
on the application server for example RAID.
We recommend that the application server is dedicated to Demand Planning.
Depending on usage requirements, multiple application servers can be required.

Software
These software components are supported:
• Windows 2008(R2)/20012 Server Edition.
• Oracle Client version 11g Release 2 or Oracle Client version 12c.

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Connectivity
If possible, add a secondary network connection to plug in a direct connection between the Application
Server and the Database Server.
Otherwise, try to minimize the hops between both systems. Connect both servers as close as possible
to the main switch for remote access performance.
Network Bandwidth: Minimum: 100 Mbps; recommended: 1 Gbps or more.

Configuration
The configuration requirements:
• Network Protocol: TCP/IP is recommended or any other protocol supported by Oracle.
The clients’ requirements:
• Each client must have the appropriate client software installed (Remote Desktop or Citrix).
• Network Protocol: TCP/IP is recommended.
• Network Bandwidth: Minimum: Dial Up.
• Screen Resolution: Minimum: 1024 x 768; recommended: 1280 x 1024 or higher.

Web Server
A web server component is only required if the dashboard or collaborative modules of Demand Planning
are to be installed. You can run this on the same server as the database for smaller environments but
the hardware must be scaled up accordingly. We recommend that you use separate servers especially
in case of large data volume or more than 10 users.

Hardware
This table shows the Windows sizes:

Minimum Recommended Minimum Recommended Disk Space


Solution Processor Core(s) Processor Core(s) RAM (GB) RAM (GB) (GB)
A Use db server with Use db server with Use db serv- Use db server Use db server
Tomcat Tomcat er with Tom- with Tomcat with Tomcat
cat
B Use db server with Use db server with Use db serv- Use db server Use db server
Tomcat Tomcat er with Tom- with Tomcat with Tomcat
cat
C 2 4 2 4 20
D 4 8 8 16 20

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Minimum Recommended Minimum Recommended Disk Space


Solution Processor Core(s) Processor Core(s) RAM (GB) RAM (GB) (GB)
E 2 4 2 4 20
F 4 8 8 16 20
G 2 4 2 4 20
H 4 8 8 16 20

The disk space entry does not take any integrity or backup strategies into account that can be employed
on the web server for example RAID.
We recommend that the web server is dedicated to Demand Planning. Depending on usage
requirements, multiple web servers can be required.

Software
The supported Operating Systems:
• Windows 2008(R2)/2012 Server Edition.

Connectivity
When possible, add an extra network connection to plug in a direct connection between the Web
Server(s) and the Database Server.
Otherwise, try to minimize the hops between both systems. This will be done by connecting both servers
as close as possible to the main switch for remote access performance.
Network Bandwidth: Minimum: 100 Mbps; recommended: 1 Gbps or more.

Configuration
The configuration requirements:
• Network Protocol: TCP/IP is recommended or any other protocol supported by Oracle.
The clients’ requirements:
• Software required: Windows Internet Explorer 8.0+
• Network Protocol: TCP/IP is recommended.
• Network Bandwidth: Minimum: Dial Up.
• Screen Resolution: Minimum:1024 x 768; recommended: 1280 x 1024 or more
• Java 1.7+
Notes:
When possible, add a secondary network connection to plug in a direct connection between the Web
Server and the Database Server. Otherwise, try to minimize the hops between both systems. This will

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Demand Planning (DP)

be done by connecting both servers as close as possible to the main switch for remote access
performance.

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Collaborative Demand Planning (CDP)
5

For an efficiently performing Infor Collaborative Demand Planning release 5.2, you must procure the
correct system and hardware that suits your business needs. Consider hardware sizing by Infor. Incorrect
values can negatively impact performance. The system requirements provided here are designed to
provide a comfortable performance level.

Web application servers


Actual server requirements depend on the type of web traffic a site is expected to generate. Use of
multiple applications on a single server will require additional cores and memory. Certain large-scale
implementations will require dedicated servers per application.
This table lists the supported minimum recommended requirements for a web application.

Item CDP Web Application Server


Processor Dual Core x86-64 (Intel or AMD)
Memory 1-2 GB RAM
Disk 100 MB for install
Network TCP/IP Network Interface Card (10 Mbps or higher)
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit mode) – for testing and single user in-
stallations only;
Microsoft Windows 2003 Server (32 bit)
Microsoft Windows 2008 Server (32 bit)
Web server (optional user) Apache HTTP Server
Application server Tomcat (Open Source; supplied with product); 5.5.x
Java Required, supplied with product:
Java 2 SDK - Java 2 Version Number; 1.5.0_11
Supported RDBMS Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2012 or Oracle, 9.2.0.5

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Collaborative Demand Planning (CDP)

Item CDP Web Application Server


JDBC Type 4 Database Driver i-net OPTA 7.0.x for Microsoft SQL Server1
(required for selected database) Oracle JDBC included with Oracle DBMS

Note: Not included with the Infor software, to be purchased separately.

Web client for CDP


Infor Web clients require nothing more than a web browser. Infor Help systems also use a web browser.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher is supported.
Consider hardware that is capable of expanding in RAM. All hardware, including virtual, must be certified
on the Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 (R2) and Windows 7 compatibility list.

Network considerations
100 mbps Network Interface Cards (NIC) are recommended for the application and database servers.
These servers are typically switched directly to the network backbone. At least 10 mbps to the desktop
is required, 100 mbps or higher is preferred. Exact bandwidth requirements for remote locations are
dependent on many factors such as number of users, type of users, transaction volumes and other
activity occurring over the network. For upload of planning schedules or transfers of files such as
Interface planning information, faster networks are required and at least a 384 kbps line is expected.

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Advanced Planning (AP)
6

For an efficiently performing Infor Advanced Planning 11.0, you must procure the correct system and
hardware that suits your business needs. Consider hardware sizing by Infor. Incorrect values can
negatively impact performance. The system recommendations provided here are designed to provide
a comfortable performance level.

Architecture
Advanced Planning is an application which is used to optimize supply chain models. It contains a
modeling environment in which the user can build a model of his supply chain. Based on this model
the user can write different optimization scenarios or solver macros which are solved by the Solver
Engine of Advanced Planning.

Advanced Planning
The application is highly interactive, data and computing intensive. For these reasons Advanced
Planning is a workstation application. Usually there are one or two users in the organization or plant
who are using Advanced Planning to plan the supply chain and use its computing capabilities to optimize
the supply chain.
The data of Advanced Planning resides in the Supply Chain Vault. The various plans calculated by
Advanced Planning are stored in this database. These plans can be communicated and shared with
the rest of the organization, for example using Infor Sales and Operations Planning (licensed separately)
or the standard reporting infrastructure that typically already exists in your environment.

Model Sizing
Advanced Planning is a workstation application. The workstation configuration depends on the size
and complexity of the planning model.

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The model size for Advanced Planning depends upon both scale and complexity. To determine the
size of a specific model we recommend to discuss with an Infor consultant, the answers to the questions
about the model scale and model complexity.

Model scale
What is the Advanced Planning model scope? What type of planning problem is to be resolved? MRP,
MPS, DRP, etc.
How many resources? A resource could be a product, location, BOM, BOM line item, warehouse,
transportation lane, etc.
How many resource combinations? Examples of resource combination are product / warehouse
combination; product / factory / line combination; product/ transportation lane combination.
How many planning time buckets? Days, Weeks, Months.
A site running one factory with 50 products, 200 materials, 12 months, 5 lines, 1 BOM per FG would
be considered a small to standard model.
Add to this 40 warehouse, with 200 transportation lanes with 3 transportation modes and 10000 product
transportation lane combinations and now you have a large model.

Model complexity
How many unknowns in the problem does the solver must determine values for?
Is the problem continuous or discontinuous (discrete)? This has a huge bearing on the solve times.
If the problem is discrete then how many discrete variables (unknown values) are expected? For
example: Number of shifts, Number of Trucks, etc.
What is the nature of the discrete unknowns? For example: Overtime OFF/ON value (Boolean), Minimum
Order Quantity (Threshold), Number of Shifts (Multiple)
Is the problem one large monolith, or can it be broken up naturally into independent sub problems?

System requirements
This table shows the system requirements for Windows 64-bit:

Item Specification
Processor x86-64 compatible processor (2-8 cores)
Memory 2-64 GB RAM

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Advanced Planning (AP)

Item Specification
Disk 50-300 GB of free space
Monitor 1280 x1024 true color or better
Network TCP/IP Network Interface Card (100 Mbps or higher)
System Type 64-bit Operating System
Operating System Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows 7 SP1
Microsoft Windows 8.1

Note: Data Execution Prevention (DEP) must be disabled for this binary:
{AP installation folder}\Resources\GNUstep\System\Tools\Resources\PhapServer\
ODBCBridgeServer.bundle\ODBCBridgeServer.exe.
Note: AP is not compatible with the Chinese dictionary application Youdao. On systems where Youdao
is installed and active, some of the AP modules, such as Plansheets, do not function correctly.

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Advanced Scheduling (AS)
7

For an efficiently performing Infor Advanced Scheduling 11.0, you must procure the correct system
and hardware that suits your business needs. Consider hardware sizing by Infor. Incorrect values can
negatively impact performance. The system recommendations provided here are designed to provide
a comfortable performance level.

Architecture
Advanced Scheduling is an application which is used to schedule the plant operations. It is a highly
graphical application, using Gantt charts as its main graphical user interface. The application is used
to build the plant process model and the various constraints that exist in the plant, such as routings,
tanks, utilities or labor.
The application is operated by one or more schedulers. The application will use Advanced Scheduling
to create a schedule and use the scheduling heuristics and solver technology to optimize the schedule.
The constraints, changeovers, set up times and timing of production batches are taken into account.
The data used by Advanced Scheduling resides in the AS Database. The resulting schedules can be
published to the web using the Web Viewer component.

Components
Advanced Scheduling consists of these components:
• Advanced Scheduling Application Server: this is the server component.
• Advanced Scheduling Client: this the client application and main user interface.
• Advanced Scheduling Database: this is the data storage component, which is deployed on an SQL
server.
• Web Viewer for Advanced Scheduling: this is the optional component used to publish schedules in
a web browser.

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Hardware deployment scenarios


The following scenarios display the hardware deployments that you can use for Infor Advanced
Scheduling.

Scenario 1
All components are installed on one machine.
Used for testing and development or for a single user environment.

Scenario 2
AS application server, AS Web Viewer and AS database server installed on one server. AS client
application installed on a client machine per user.
Used for a multi model/multi user environment. A low latency connection between the client machine(s)
and server is required.

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Scenario 3
AS application server and AS Web Viewer installed on server one. AS database server installed on
server two. AS client application installed on a client machine per user.
Used for a multi model/multi-user environment with dedicated AS database server. A low latency
connection between the client machine(s), application server and the database server is required.

AS Application Server
This table shows the recommended requirements for the AS application server:

Item Specification
Processor Quad Core (Intel or AMD, latest generation)
Memory 4 - 8 GB RAM
Disk 16 GB of free space
Network 1 gigabit Ethernet Adapter

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Item Specification
Operating System Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

AS Database
The AS database requires a Microsoft SQL Server database. Current supported versions are:
• Microsoft SQL Server 2014
• Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express
• Microsoft SQL Server 2012
This table shows the recommended hardware for the AS database server:

Item Specification
Processor Dual Core (Intel or AMD, latest generation)
Memory 4 - 8 GB RAM
Disk 5 GB of free space per model
Network 1 gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Operating System Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

AS Client Application
Required software to be installed:
• Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5 or later.
This table shows the recommended requirements for the AS client application machine, per concurrent
user:

Item Specification
Processor Dual Core (Intel or AMD, latest generation)
Memory 4 GB RAM
Disk 4 GB of free space (SSD recommended)
Monitor 1900 x 1080, 2560 x 1440 or larger
Network TCP/IP Network Interface Card (100 Mbps or higher)

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Item Specification
Operating System • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 (x64)
• Microsoft Windows 8.1
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
• Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

Consider hardware that is capable of expanding in RAM. All hardware, including virtual, must be certified
on the Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 compatibility
list, depending on which OS is installed.

AS Web Viewer
The schedule created by Advanced Scheduling is communicated to the organization using Web Viewer
for Advanced Scheduling. Over the company’s intranet other users can evaluate the schedule and
communicate any comments back to the scheduler.
Web Viewer is an internet enabled view of the production schedules including the Gantt Charts, resource
utilization and inventory graphs. Anyone with a stake in production schedules such as customer service,
sales, marketing, etc. can easily access information relevant to their job function. This information is
displayed through personalized views (or “portals”) of subsets of data targeted at specific production
operations. This ensures that the right people see pertinent information to make the right decisions.
The Web Viewer for Advanced Scheduling software is an optional module.
When Web Viewer for Advanced Scheduling must be accessed from the Internet, the Web Server
component must be hosted on a server outside of the firewall. The Web Server will be able to redirect
any http request from the internet through the Application Server of Web Viewer for Advanced
Scheduling, protecting any valuable information.

Infrastructure
Web Viewer for Advanced Scheduling is an optional component hosted on the AS application server.
The Web Viewer for Advanced Scheduling Application reads the schedule published in the AS database
by Advanced Scheduling.

End user
The system requirements for end user hardware are equivalent to the system requirements for the
Microsoft Windows Operating System.
Web Viewer for Advanced Scheduling supports Internet Explorer version 10.0 or later.

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Internet Explorer must have a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) installed, for example Sun JRE 1.7 or later.
Note that the actual system requirements for an acceptable performance depend on system load, for
example number of concurrent users, complexity of views, etc.

Database connectivity
Advanced Scheduling supports importing data from, and exporting data to SQL Server, Excel and
Oracle using ODBC.
This table shows the database versions that are certified to work with Advanced Scheduling:

Database Version
Oracle 11.2
Oracle 12.1
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2014
Microsoft Excel 2010
Microsoft Excel 2013

All connections are made using 32-bit ODBC. This table shows the certified 32-bit ODBC drivers to
work with Advanced Scheduling:

Driver Version
Oracle Instant Client 11.2.0.4.0
Oracle Instant Client 12.1.0.2.0
SQL Server ODBC Driver 11 for SQL Server
Excel Microsoft Excel Driver (*.xls)

Note: The Microsoft ODBC for Oracle driver is not supported, and can cause issues when used with
Advanced Scheduling. The certified Oracle ODBC driver is the 32-bit Oracle Instant Client driver. The
Microsoft ODBC for Oracle driver will be discontinued by Microsoft in a future version of Windows.
See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms713590%28v=vs.85%29.aspx.

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Planning and Order Promising (PLN)
8

For an efficiently performing Infor Planning and Order Promising 2.6, you must procure the correct
system and hardware that suits your business needs. Consider hardware sizing by Infor. Incorrect
values can negatively impact performance. The system requirements provided here are designed to
provide a comfortable performance level.

Architecture
As an operational planning system, Planning provides the capability to model the simplest and the
most complex multi-site supply chain environments. It uses a memory-resident data structure to store
objects representing plants, warehouses, distribution centers, business partners, demand, supplies
and processes.
At the heart of the system are the Requirements Engine, the Planning Engine, and the Dynamic Planning
Engines. The Requirements Engine balances supply and demand across the supply chain, and pulls
supply toward customer demand points. The Planning Engine generates an optimized constraint-based
production plan. The Dynamic Planning Engines are performing specific functions such as
constraint-based order insertion to support availability calculations or further optimizations to the plan
around certain business objectives.

Components
Planning and Order Promising each consist of a server component and a client component. The Planning
servers use an IN-RAM database (for fast response). The RAM used by the Planning databases is
directly related to the data in the database.
The memory used by the Planning database is therefore dependent on these factors:
• Number of companies in the Planning database
• Number of scenarios in the database
• Business planning processes / usage of scenarios & system
• Total number of items

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• Planning horizon
• Order grouping horizon
• Complexity of routings and bill of materials
• Min and max order quantity
• Number of released orders

System requirements
These are the standard recommended specifications; the actual recommendations depend on the
scope of the project and number of users.

64-bit Server
Ensure that there are plenty of memory expansion possibilities on the main board.
This table shows the hardware and software recommendations for a 64-bit server:

Item Specification
Processor Dual Core x86-64 (Intel or AMD). More CPU-cores can be required for
example if many users log on to the system and run engines in scenarios.
Memory 16 GB of RAM as a start with available memory slots for upgrading. You
can try to optimize the memory slots on the motherboard through larger
single ranked DIMM.
Disk 200 GB of free space
Operating System Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Network Protocol TCP/IP

Client
The client can be installed on the user’s machine if that machine is on the same local area network as
the database server.
We recommend central deployment of clients for users that are not on the same local area network as
the Planning server, typically in a WAN situation. This deployment option is also popular with
organizations that want to centralize applications to reduce support costs. We recommend using a

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system such as Citrix or Windows Terminal Services for accessing the client in a central deployment
configuration.
For more information about Citrix, see "Citrix Environments"
This table shows the hardware and software recommendations for the Planning client:

Item Specification
Processor Dual Core (Intel or AMD)
Memory 1 GB RAM
Disk 10 GB of free space
Monitor 1280 x1024 true color or better
Operating System Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Microsoft Windows 7 SP1
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Microsoft Windows 10
Other Software Internet Explorer 6.0 or later (for online help)
Network Protocol TCP/IP

Consider hardware that is capable of expanding in RAM. All hardware, including virtual, must be certified
on the Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 7, Windows 8.1 compatibility
list.

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Scheduling (SCH)
9

For an efficiently performing Infor Scheduling 6.5, you must procure the correct system and hardware
that suits your business needs. Consider hardware sizing by Infor. Incorrect values can negatively
impact performance. The system requirements provided here are designed to provide a comfortable
performance level.

Architecture
Scheduling is robust detailed product scheduling software that allows manufacturers to balance customer
responsiveness with profitability. Discrete, batch and mixed mode manufacturers worldwide use
Scheduling to optimize the deployment of constrained plant resources.

Components
Scheduler consists of these components:
• Database Server
• Client
• Engine (Server)

System requirements
System requirements.

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Database Server
Item Specification
Operating System Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Microsoft Windows 2012R2,
Microsoft Windows 7 SP1, Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update 1
Supported RDBMS Microsoft SQL Server 2008R2, 2012SP1, 2014
Oracle RDBMS 11g, 12.1c

Note for 64-bit installations of Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft SQL Server client tools
Because the SQL Server client tools require a 64-bit Data Source, the 32-bit Data Source used by
Scheduling must be duplicated as a 64-bit Data Source (all settings must be identical).

Client + Engine (Server)


Item Specification
Processor Dual Core (Intel or AMD)
Memory 1 GB RAM
Disk 10 GB of free space
Monitor 1280 x1024 true color or better
Network TCP/IP Network Interface Card (10 Mbps or more)
Operating System Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 (32- and 64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32- and 64-bit)
Database Connectivity For Oracle:
Net Manager or Net Configuration Assistant, SQL Plus, Import/Export
utilities
For Microsoft SQL Server:
Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.6 or later
Other Software Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft .NET framework
Microsoft Excel (for the Metrics functionality) (Office 2010 or later)

The client can be lighter when the engine is run on a separate machine, for more details see Scheduling
System Administration Guide.
The client can be installed on the user’s machine if that machine is on the same local area network as
the database server.

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We recommend central deployment of clients for users that are not on the same local area network as
the database server, typically in a WAN situation. This deployment option is also popular with
organizations that want to centralize applications to reduce support costs. We recommend using a
system such as Citrix or Windows Terminal Services for accessing the client in a central deployment
configuration.
For more information about Citrix, see "Citrix environments" on page 13
Consider hardware that is capable of expanding in RAM. All hardware, including virtual, must be certified
on Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 compatibility
list.

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Supply Chain Vault (SCV)
10

For an efficiently performing Supply Chain Vault, you must procure the correct system and hardware
that suits your business needs. Consider hardware sizing by Infor. Incorrect values can negatively
impact performance. The system requirements provided here are designed to provide a comfortable
performance level.
Data for many of the Infor Supply Chain Planning solutions resides in the Infor Supply Chain Vault.
Depending on the requirements, Supply Chain Vault can be used to source multiple SCP models with
data and provide one data hub to the various ERP and other systems that are present on the corporate
LAN/WAN. This concept is usually referred to as the Hub and Spoke concept.
This diagram shows the Hub and Spoke concept of the Infor Supply Chain Vault:

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System requirements
This table shows the system requirements for Supply Chain Vault:

Item Specification
Processor Dual Core (Intel or AMD)
Memory 8 GB RAM (minimum)
Disk 20 GB of free space (minimum)
Network TCP/IP Network Interface Card (100 Mbps or higher)
Operating System Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Supported RDBMS Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (Express)
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (Express)

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11

For an efficiently performing Infor Planning Integration 2.5, you must procure the correct system and
hardware that suits your business needs. Consider hardware sizing by Infor. Incorrect values can
negatively impact performance. The system requirements provided here are designed to provide a
comfortable performance level.

Architecture
Planning Integration (ITK) is designed as a general application to configure and perform data transfers
between sets of organized data.

Components
ITK consists of a server component (ITK Server) and a client component (ITK Manager). There are
two ways to deploy ITK:
• Local Client/Server
• Remote Server

Local Client/Server
A local installation installs all the ITK components on a single Windows machine along with a full
installation of Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle.

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Remote Server
In this installation scenario, only the ITK client application is installed on a local Windows machine.
The ITK client connects to a Microsoft SQL Server database server on a remote machine through
Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC).

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System requirements
ITK Server (Server) and ITK Manager (Client)
Item Specification
Processor Dual Core (Intel or AMD)
Memory 1-2 GB
Disk 100 GB of free space
ITK 2.4 Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Operating system
ITK 2.5 Microsoft Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)
Operating System Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Network Protocol TCP/IP
Other Software ITK 2.4 Full Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. ITK 2.5 Full Microsoft SQL
Server 2008 R2 or Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (Express) or Oracle 10g,
11g installation (standard or desktop) if the ITK database resides on the
same machine as the ITK Manager/Server, or
Client components for Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle 10g, 11g client in-
stallation if the ITK database resides on a machine other than the one with
ITK Manager/Server.
In the case of an Oracle 64-bit installation, the 32-bit Oracle Client must
be installed and configured, as ITK is a 32-bit application.
Internet Explorer.

Consider hardware that is capable of expanding in RAM. All hardware, including virtual, must be certified
on the Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2
compatibility list.

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Infor Integrated Business Planning (IBP)
12

Infor Integrated Business Planning (IBP) is the name for the suite of Supply Chain Planning solutions
that can operate on a common technology that is Infor compliant. Infor IBP provides a common planning
experience across the entire Supply Chain Planning portfolio of solutions. One technology stack, one
data repository, one common look & feel.
The Integrated Business Planning base (IBP-BASE) is a mandatory component of IBP. It provides the
framework such as the database, process & configuration, integration layer and OLAP structures.
This framework is used by these products:
• Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)
• Demand+
• Supply+
Each of these products can have additional requirements on top of the requirements listed here.
For an efficiently performing Integrated Business Planning release 11.0, you must procure the correct
system and hardware that suits your business needs. Consider hardware sizing by Infor. Incorrect
values can negatively impact performance.
The system recommendations provided in this document are designed to provide a comfortable
performance level. For specific information about system requirements, see these documents:
• Infor ION BI Hardware Recommendations Guide.
• Infor ION 11.0 Installation Guide.
• Infor Ming.le Installation and Configuration Guide, Version 11.0 for Active Directory Federation
Services
• Infor Ming.le Installation and Configuration Guide, Version 11.0 for Active Directory.

Hardware sizing
To determine hardware sizing for Integrated Business Planning, review these processes:
• Database server load
• OLAP server load

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• Web server load

Database Server
The database server for Integrated Business Planning contains these databases:
• The Infor IBP database. This database is holding all data used by IBP and is heavily involved in the
scenario data processing.
• The Infor ION BI Report Repository database stores settings, user-dependent variables, reports
and all of the objects that belong to the reports. Infor ION BI App Studio WebServices loads the
report definition and all of the objects that belong to the report from this repository. The reports are
then provided to the user through Infor IBP.

OLAP Server
The OLAP server stores the values and dimensions from Infor IBP in so-called cubes. The server also
calculates aggregations, which are the calculated members and the data slices. These aggregations
are requested by the App Studio reports.
The OLAP server is a pure "in-memory" database. Therefore at run-time, all of the required data is
kept permanently in the memory. This contributes to the OLAP server's excellent performance.
The number and size of the loaded cubes affect the size or the memory consumption of the data model.
The size of a cube depends on the number and size of the dimensions, that is, the number of elements
in a dimension and the values stored in the cube, such as purchase orders and is heavily influenced
by the number of time periods (buckets), locations, items, measures, scenarios that will be stored in a
scenario.
The OLAP server calculates the requested data for each user when required. Multiple users can use
the OLAP server simultaneously. Therefore if you add more processor cores, the performance of the
OLAP server improves for multiple users.

Web Server
To calculate each user's required reports, Infor ION BI App Studio WebServices runs an instance of
the report-rendering engine when required. To ensure that the user can view only the reports and data
to which they are authorized, the engine uses the user's security requirements. When an Infor IBP user
requests a new report, App Studio WebServices performs these tasks:
• Requests the report definition from the Infor ION BI Report Repository
• Requests the required data from the OLAP server
• Calculates the report
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The memory size of the rendering depends on the type of report and the size of the data model in the
OLAP server. To calculate the reports, the values and metadata must be transferred from the OLAP
server to the report engine.
Infor ION BI App Studio WebServices uses only one processor core and isolates the calculation of a
user's report from that of other user’s reports. Therefore the performance of Infor ION BI App Studio
WebServices increases linearly with the amount of available processor cores. The memory and the
number of processor cores primarily affect the performance of Infor ION BI App Studio WebServices.
The number of users and the size of the data model primarily affect hardware requirements.
This table shows a summary of the factors that affect Infor IBP hardware sizing:

Data import
Database into Infor
Web Server OLAP Server Server S&OP
Processor type and speed Strong Strong Strong Strong
Amount of processor cores Strong Strong Medium Strong
Memory Strong Strong Medium Strong
Hard disk speed Low Low Strong Strong
Network speed between the Strong Strong Strong Strong
servers

Hardware deployment scenarios


Scenarios:
• Four server setup
• Single-server setup

Scenario 1: Four-server setup


This scenario is recommended for larger (enterprise) production environments and consists of:
• Application Server
• Infor IBP (Tomcat)
• Infor Ming.le™
• Infor Federation Services (IFS)
• Infor ION

• OLAP Server
• Infor ION BI OLAP Server

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• Web Server
• Infor ION BI Application Studio
• Infor ION BI Application Studio WebServices

• Database Server
• Infor IBP Database
• Infor Ming.le Database
• Infor ION Database
• Infor Federation Services (IFS) Database
• Infor ION BI Report Repository Database

Scenario 2: Single- server setup


This scenario is recommended for smaller implementations, test and development environments and
consists of:
• Infor IBP (Tomcat)
• Infor Ming.le
• Infor ION
• Infor Federation Services (IFS)
• Infor ION BI OLAP Server
• Infor ION BI Application Studio
• Infor ION BI Application Studio WebServices
• Infor IBP Database
• Infor Ming.le Database
• Infor ION Database
• Infor Federation Services (IFS) Database
• Infor ION BI Report Repository Database

Hardware requirements
The hardware requirements depend on the scope of the project. These variables drive the hardware
requirements:
• Number of concurrent users
• Number of cycles
• Number of active modules
• Number of data points per module, defined by:
• Number of measures

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• Number of time periods (buckets)


• Number of items
• Number of locations
• Number of scenarios

• Number of cycle periods held on disk


• Number of cycle periods held in memory
Detailed hardware requirements for your specific projects can be derived together with Infor Consulting
Services (ICS).
Example configuration
This configuration contains these inputs:
• Number of concurrent users: 50
• Number of cycles: 1
• Number of active modules: 1
• Number of data points per module: 100,000,000
• Number of cycle periods held on disk: 12
• Number of cycle periods held in memory: 12
This table shows the configuration derived from the inputs of the example configuration (rounded up,
no allowance included for OS or backup requirements):
Server Type RAM (GB) CPU (Cores) Disk Space (GB)
Application Server 4 2 5
Web Server 4 2 5
Database Server 4 2 100
OLAP Server 15 8 15

Reducing the number of concurrent users to 10:


Server Type RAM (GB) CPU (Cores) Disk Space (GB)
Application Server 4 2 5
Web Server 4 2 5
Database Server 4 2 100
OLAP Server 15 3 15

Doubling the data points to 200,000,000 (still with 10 concurrent users):


Server Type RAM (GB) CPU (Cores) Disk Space (GB)
Application Server 4 2 5
Web Server 4 2 5
Database Server 4 2 150

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Server Type RAM (GB) CPU (Cores) Disk Space (GB)


OLAP Server 30 3 30

Note: if custom reports are created and used, the Web Server will require more resources.

Software requirements
These are the software requirements for Infor IBP, divided by servers and client requirements.

TM
Infor Ming.le , IFS and ION
Infor IBP requires that Infor Ming.le 11.1 (Foundation or Enterprise), IFS 11.1 and ION 11.1 are installed
and configured, including the latest service packs, before the installation of Infor IBP starts.
These components can be downloaded from the Infor software download portal at: http://infor.
subscribenet.com, under these locations:
For IFS and Ming.le:
• Select Infor > Technology > Infor User Experience Products > Infor Ming.le Enterprise.
This download contains both IFS and Infor Ming.le in one installer.
• Select Infor > Technology > Infor User Experience Products > Infor Ming.le Enterprise APIs.
Contains APIs used by IBP:
For ION:
• Select Infor > Technology > ION > Infor ION Process Foundation Edition.
This is the minimum requirement; the Grid Edition is also supported.
• Select Infor > Technology > ION > Infor ION Patch.
Download the latest version, and apply this patch on the system where ION Process is installed.

Application Server
These software requirements are required:
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
• Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) must be installed when installing in AD FS / SAML
2.0 mode, together with IFS in SAML Token Authentication
• For the ION requirements, see the Infor ION Installation Guide. Ensure that Fully Qualified Domain
Names are used during installation of ION.
• For the Infor Ming.le requirements, see the Infor Ming.le Installation and Configuration Guide.
• For the IFS requirements, see the Infor Ming.le – Installation Guide for Standalone IFS. Ensure
Fully Qualified Domain Names are used during installation of IFS.

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• Use a Certificate Authority certified certificate. We recommend that you use a Certificate Authority
(CA) generated certificate. Ensure certificates for the IFS, ION and SharePoint servers are
available to use when adding bindings.

Web Server
These software requirements are required:
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or Microsoft Windows 2012 R2
• Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.5 or later. In addition to the default services, these services
must be enabled:
• ASP.NET
• Windows Authentication
• Dynamic Content Compression

• Infor ION BI Application Studio 10.4.1


• For the Infor ION BI software requirements, see the Infor ION BI Platform Support Guide.
• .NET 4.5 is required for Infor ION BI

OLAP Server
These software requirements are required:
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or Microsoft Windows 2012 R2
• Infor ION BI OLAP Server 10.4.1
• For the Infor ION BI Platform requirements, see the Infor ION BI Platform Support Guide.
• .NET 4.5 is required for Infor ION BI.

Database Server
These software requirements are required:
• Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or Microsoft Windows 2012 R2
• SQL Server Client tools must be installed on the server(s) running Infor ION BI components.

• Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or Microsoft SQL Server 2014 or
Oracle 11g Release 2 version 11.2.0.3 and later or Oracle 12c.
• In case of Oracle, ensure to install all required client components on the system(s) running. For
more information, see the Infor ION BI Platform Support Guide.

Client
These software requirements are required:
• Microsoft Windows 7 or Microsoft Windows 8.1 or Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or Microsoft
Windows 2012 R2.

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• Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0 or 11.0 or Mozilla Firefox 25 or Chrome or Safari (iPad / Mac).

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Infor Demand+
13

For the hardware and software requirements for Infor Demand+, see the requirements for Infor Integrated
Business Planning (IBP). Demand+ is installed and configured inside IBP.
Demand+ uses Forecasting algorithms that depend on the processing speed of the server. Compared
to the Hardware Requirements for IBP, make these changes:
• Increase the number of cores on the Application Server, depending on the number of concurrent
running Forecast processes.
• Add RAM on the Application Server for each concurrent running Forecast process.

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Infor Supply+
14

For the hardware and software requirements for Infor Supply+, refer first to the requirements for Infor
Integrated Business Planning (IBP). Supply+ is installed and configured inside IBP.
Supply+ depends on Advanced Planning (AP). See the Hardware and Software Requirements for AP
for additional requirements.
Compared to the Hardware Requirements for IBP, we recommend that you make these changes:
• For each concurrent AP Workflow or Scenario, add a CPU core. In case parallel solving is used,
add CPU cores (up to 16) for each solver thread.
• For additional memory requirements, see Advanced Planning Hardware and Software
Recommendations Guide.
Depending on the AP model this can be two to more than 16 GB of memory.
• When large discrete models are used, ensure to have sufficient disk space (> 200GB).

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Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)
15

For the hardware and software requirements for Infor Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), see the
requirements for Infor Integrated Business Planning (IBP).
Infor Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) does not have additional hardware or software
requirements.

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