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Installation Requirements

Microsoft Application Center 2000 (Application Center) has two installation types:

  • The full server installation, which includes all of the functionality that is required for Application Center.

  • The Administrative client installation, which allows you to administer clusters remotely by using the Application Center snap-in.

Each installation type has various hardware and software requirements, listed in the following sections.

Full Server Installation Requirements

Operating Systems

You can install the full server version of Application Center on the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Server

  • Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Advanced Server

  • Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Datacenter Server

Bb687341.note(en-us,TechNet.10).gif Notes

Hardware

The following requirements are for both cluster controllers and cluster members:

  • A Pentium-compatible processor that is 400 MHz or higher.

  • A CD-ROM drive, unless you are installing from a network share.

  • One or more network adapters if you are not using Windows 2000 NLB.

  • Two or more network adapters if you are using Windows 2000 NLB.

  • A minimum of 155 MB of available hard-disk space. This does not include the disk space requirements for the Windows 2000 Service Packs.

  • 256 MB of RAM (128-MB minimum; 4-GB maximum).

  • A Windows 2000–compatible graphics adapter with a minimum resolution of 800x600.

  • A mouse or compatible pointing device.

Bb687341.note(en-us,TechNet.10).gif Note   The network adapters must be compatible with Windows 2000 (see the Windows 2000 Hardware Compatibility List [HCL]). To view the list released with Windows 2000, on the Windows 2000 CD, open the Support folder, and then open Hcl.txt. Updated versions of the HCL are available on the Windows HCL Web site (http://www.microsoft.com).

NLB

If you use NLB with Application Center, the controller and members each require at least two network adapters. Additionally, the controller requires one static IP address. This will be the primary (virtual) address of the cluster. The members do not require static IP addresses.

Administrative Client Requirements

Operating Systems

You can install the Administrative client on the following operating systems:

  • Windows 2000 Professional

  • Windows 2000 Server

  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server

  • Windows 2000 Datacenter Server

Bb687341.note(en-us,TechNet.10).gif Note   Windows 2000 SP 1 is required for an Administrative client installation.

Hardware Requirements

The Administrative client has the following hardware requirements:

  • A Pentium-compatible processor that is 266 MHz or higher.

  • A minimum of 128 MB of RAM is recommended.

  • 20 MB of available hard-disk space. This does not include the disk space requirements for the Windows 2000 Service Packs.

  • A CD-ROM drive.

  • One network adapter.

  • A Windows 2000–compatible graphics adapter with a minimum resolution of 800x600.

  • A mouse or compatible pointing device.

Administrative Web Site

Application Center has a Web-based Administrative client, described in Web-based Administrative Client, which allows you to perform certain administrative tasks by using Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later.

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