VISUAL PLANNING 5.3 DOCUMENTATION

Technical Requirements

This document describes the minimal configuration requirements for VISUAL PLANNING 5.3 installation and use.

VISUAL PLANNING is a JAVA application that was developed to work with a database with a stand-alone computer and/or a network environment.

There are several versions of the software available:

  • VISUAL PLANNING ONE - developed for the offline mode or “stand-alone” use.
  • VISUAL PLANNING ESSENTIAL - developed for a limited number of users on the Internet or Intranet,
  • VISUAL PLANNING ENTREPRISE – developed for multi-users on the Internet or Intranet use,
  • VP PORTAL Module – developed for smartphones and other mobile devices that are HTML5 compatible.

VISUAL PLANNING ONE

This is the offline version of Visual Planning and was developed for desktop and laptop computers (single station).

  • Hardware Requirement
    • Central Processing Unit (CPU): INTEL Processor / AMD 2 GHz or faster
    • Random Access Memory (RAM): 512 MB minimum for (WINDOWS XP SP2, SP3) and 2GB or higher for (WINDOWS VISTA all versions, WINDOWS 7, 8 all versions)
    • Free Hard disk (HD) space: 100 MB minimum
  • Software
    • MICROSOFT MDAC 2.8. The package is preinstalled on all the following MICROSOFT WINDOWS Operating Systems: XP, VISTA, 7 and later versions..

The maintenance and the support are only guaranteed in a PC environment. This version cannot be used in a TSE/CITRIX environment.

VISUAL PLANNING ESSENTIAL

VISUAL PLANNING ESSENTIAL is an n-tier web application.

It was developed for client/server networks. It is necessary to install Visual Planning on a server.

Note : Only the address defined during the installation (IP fixed or domain name or machine name) could be used to access the planner on the server.

Before the setup, check to make sure http://localhost/vplanning is reachable from client's workstations: redirection port, prefix http or https, Intranet or Internet etc … !

Workstation

  • Hardware Requirement
    • Central processing unit (CPU): INTEL Processor / AMD 2GHz
    • Random Access Memory (RAM): 512 MB (WINDOWS XP SP2, SP3), 2GB (WINDOWS VISTA all versions, WINDOWS 7, 8 and later versions)
    • Free Hard disk (HD) space: 100 MB minimum

The maintenance and the support are only guaranteed in a PC environment.

Server

The server configuration described below is the one by default. This configuration has to be adjusted depending on how the software will be used and how many simultaneous users are forecasted.

For further information, please contact the VISUAL PLANNING support service: sav@stilog.com.

  • Hardware
    • Central Processing Unit (CPU): INTEL Processor / AMD 2GHz
    • * Random Access Memory (RAM): 1GB (WINDOWS XP SP2, SP3), 4GB (WINDOWS VISTA, WINDOWS 7 32/64bits, WINDOWS 2003 32/64bits, WINDOWS 2008 32/64bits, WINDOWS 2012 32/64bits), 2GB (Linux, IBM-AIX).
    • Free Hard Disk (HD) space: 200MB minimum.
  • Software
    • Database Management System (DBMS): MYSQL 5.x, MICROSOFT SQL SERVER 7, 2005, 2008 and all versions, based on SQL Server engine, ORACLE 9i, 10g, 11g and Postgre.
    • J2EE server application is needed for all non-WINDOWS server installations or installations that don't use the VPServer package: TOMCAT 5.x, JONAS, JBOSS, WEBSPHERE, WEBLOGIC 10.3;

Network

With VISUAL PLANNING ESSENTIAL, all planners can be reached through any internet browser.

The necessary bandwidth to comfortably use the software depends on : number of users sharing the same connection simultaneously, type of use (mostly frequency), volume of data transferred.

The minimal bandwidth required by a user is 64kbit/s (8KB).

It is recommended to open the planners using an ADSL connection.

VISUAL PLANNING ENTERPRISE

This version of VISUAL PLANNING is the client/server networks version. It is necessary to use a server and workstations.

Workstation

  • Hardware
    • Central Processing Unit (CPU) : INTEL Processor / AMD 2Ghz
    • Random Access Memory (RAM): 512MB (WINDOWS XP SP2, SP3), 2GB (WINDOWS VISTA, WINDOWS 7, 8 all versions)
    • Free Hard disk (HD) : 100MB minimum

The maintenance and the technical support are only guaranteed in a PC environment.

Server

The server configuration described below is the one by default. This configuration have to be adjusted depending on how the software is used and how many simultaneous users are forecasted.

For further information, please contact the VISUAL PLANNING support service : sav@stilog.com.

  • Hardware
    • Central Processing Unit (CPU): INTEL Processor / AMD 2Ghz
    • Random Access Memory(RAM): 1GB (WINDOWS XP SP2, SP3), 4GB (WINDOWS VISTA, WINDOWS 7 64bits, WINDOWS 2003 64bits, WINDOWS 2008 64bits, WINDOWS 2012 64bits), 2Go (Linux, IBM-AIX)
    • Free Hard disk(HD): 200MB minimum
  • Software
    • Database Management System (DBMS) : MYSQL 5.x, MICROSOFT SQL SERVER 7, 2005, 2008 and all versions based on SQL Server engine, ORACLE 9i, 10g,11g and Postgre.
    • J2EE server application is needed for all non-WINDOWS server installations or installations which don't use the VPServer package : TOMCAT 5.x, JONAS, JBOSS, WEBSPHERE, WEBLOGIC 10.3;

Network

With VISUAL PLANNING ENTERPRISE, all planners can be reached through any internet browser.

The necessary flow to comfortably use the software depends on: the number of users sharing the same connection simultaneously, the way the planners are used (frequency…), the volume of data…

The minimal bandwidth required for each user is 64kbit/s (8KB).

It is recommended to open the planners using an ADSL connection.

VPPORTAL

VPPORTAL is an additional module that is needed as a prerequisite for installation of VISUAL PLANNING ENTERPRISE version 5.3.

Device

It requires a desktop, laptop, or mobile data terminal connected to the Internet and is compatible with HTML5 browser.

The mobile device should be featured A-grade for the jQuery framework. For more information: http://jquerymobile.com/gbs/

  • Browser
    • IE6, IE7, IE8 et IE9 , FIREFOX 3.6 and more, GOOGLE CHROME (all versions), SAFARI 5.0 et + et OPERA (all versions),
    • IOS5 for IPHONE/IPAD, and default browser for Android 2.2, 2.3 and 4.0.

Server

This module requires a VISUAL PLANNING ENTERPRISE installation with an external access (public IP).

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