System Requirements

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PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS

Please note the following points when planning your BiG EVAL infrastructure:

  • BiG EVAL is a on premise server-application that provides a browser based web-portal for client access.
  • You need a server-computer to install BiG EVAL onto. Many BiG EVAL customers use an already existing machine like the data warehouse server, ETL-server or SQL Server.
  • It depends on your testing strategy how much system resources BiG EVAL needs.
  • To access the web frontend, you need an actual browser. Usually there are no special configuration steps needed on the client machine. But it depends on your corporate settings like security policies, SSL settings, firewall, proxy server and so on.
  • BiG EVAL stores its configuration, testcase definitions and the test results in a SQL Server database called the operational database. To ensure an ideal application performance, we recommend using a SQL server in the same data center and network as the BiG EVAL application and the databases you like to test or quality-check. We do not recommend a physically separated installation of BiG EVAL in an on prem network and the database in a cloud network or vice verca.

HARDWARE (SERVER)

COMPONENT REQUIREMENTS
MemoryMinimum: 4GBRecommended: 8GB and up
CPUDepends on your test strategy. If you use heavy calculations and/or huge data sets, you need more CPU power to finish the tests faster.
Hard Diskat least 500 MB free hard disk space
Internetnot required
Virtualized Environmentsupported

SOFTWARE (SERVER)

COMPONENT REQUIREMENTS
Operating SystemWindows Server 2012 R2 and upWindows 7 SP1Windows 8.1Windows 10
SQL Server for Operational DatabaseYou can either host the BiG EVAL operational database on the same server as BiG EVAL is installed, or on a separate server.

SQL Server 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019 Standard (or higher).
The service account of BiG EVAL neads at least CREATE DATABASE permissions if the SQL database doesn’t already exists. If the database already exists, the service account needs db_owner rights on the database.
Service AccountRecommended
Because BiG EVAL will access different databases, filesystems, APIs and more of your corporate environment during testcase execution, we recommend using an Active Directory User as the service account. Please make a note of the username and the password because you need it during the setup process.

Possible but not recommended
You can run the BiG EVAL windows service under the local system account. This is an account dedicated to the local machine only. Accessing data on other machines or storage locations can be difficult.

In either case: Allow the service account to “log on as a service”.
User permissions during installationYou need local administrator permissions on the BiG EVAL server to install successfully.

COMPATIBLE WEBBROWSERS (CLIENT)

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 9 and up
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
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