System Requirements for Service Provider Foundation for System Center 2012 SP1

 

Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator

The following tables describe the prerequisites for installing Service Provider Foundation for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1), the first release of Service Provider Foundation. For requirements for the current version, see Preparing your environment for System Center 2012 R2 Service Provider Foundation. For System Center 2012 R2 requirements, see Preparing your environment for System Center 2012 R2 Service Provider Foundation.

For information on capacity planning for database storage, memory, and core processors, see Capacity Planning for Service Provider Foundation.

Required hardware and settings

HardwareMinimum required and recommended values, per web service
RAM2 gigabytes (GB) minimum, 4 GB preferred.
Available hard disk space1 GB minimum, 3 GB preferred.

Required operating system and software

SoftwareAction required
Operating system - Windows Server 2012Install on the server.
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) server certificate for the Service Provider Foundation websiteObtain or create an SSL server certificate before installation. Applicable certificates will appear in the Service Provider Foundation setup wizard on the Specify a location for the SPF files page. Any preselected certificate may or may not be the most applicable certificate for your environment. You can obtain a certificate in the following ways:

- Purchase and import a certificate from a certification authority.
- Import an Active Directory Certificate.
- Create a self-signed certificate. For more information, see How to Create an SSL Certificate for Testing Service Provider Foundation.
Microsoft ASP.NET Model View Controller (MVC) 4Install from the Microsoft Download Center.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2012; supported editions include:

- SQL Server 2008 R2:
Standard, Datacenter, and Enterprise.
- SQL Server 2012:
Standard, Business Intelligence, and Enterprise.
Install if needed.

Although it is not required to install Service Provider Foundation, SQL Server is required on at least one server to contain the Service Provider Foundation database.

The Setup program detects the existing installations of SQL Server and configures the use of any existing Service Provider Foundation database.
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Data Services 5.0 for Open Data Protocol (OData) V3Install from the Microsoft Download Center.
System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) Console

Although you do not need to install the full Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), you will need to make references to a server that has Virtual Machine Manager running and that can be accessed by supplied credentials.
Install from the Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Setup Wizard; see How to Install the VMM Console.

This is required so that Setup can install the VMM web service.
Management OData Internet Information Services (IIS) ExtensionAdd this feature in Windows Server 2012 Server Manager.
Windows Process Activation service. This features includes:

- Process Model
- Configuration application programming interfaces (APIs)
Add this feature in Windows Server 2012 Server Manager.
Web Server (IIS). This server role includes:

- IIS Management Scripts and Tools Role Service
- IIS Security Basic Authentication
- IIS Application Deployment ASP.NET 4.5
- IIS Security Windows Authentication
- Internet Server API (IASPI) extensions and filters
- ASP.NET 4.5 Role Service
Add this role in Windows Server 2012 Server Manager if not already installed.
Windows PowerShell 3.0None. Installed with Windows Server 2012.
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5. This feature includes:

- ASP.NET 3.5
- Common Language Runtime 2.0
None. Installed with Windows Server 2012.
.NET Framework 4.5. This feature includes:

- ASP.NET 4.5
- WCF services HTTP Activation
- Common Language Runtime 4.5
None. Installed with Windows Server 2012.

Capacity Planning for Service Provider Foundation
How to Install Service Provider Foundation for System Center 2012 SP1
Deploying Service Provider Foundation
Administering Service Provider Foundation
Architecture Overview of Service Provider Foundation

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