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System Requirements and Prerequisites

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The Enterprise Tester Database must be installed on a separate server to the Enterprise Tester Application.

See the Database Configuration section for database specific notes on setting the character set before you begin configuration.

Supported Operating Systems

Enterprise Tester is supported on the following operating systems:

Trial Use Only

  • Windows 8 +

Production Use

  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019

Supported Databases

Enterprise Tester supports a number of different database servers, these are:

  • SQL Server 2017+
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL

Deployment Specifications

The following is a guideline only and deployment will depend on usage and other environmental factors.

 
Server Deployments
Memory 4.0-8.0GB depending on usage
CPU 2.4 Ghz x2
Disk (Operating System) 30GB
Disk (Database) 30GB

Software Prerequisites

The prerequisites for installing Enterprise Tester are:

  • IIS 7 and above
  • Microsoft .Net Framework 4.6.2 and above.
  • If you install IIS after the .Net Framework you will probably need to register ASP.Net for use with IIS

Supported Browsers

The following browsers are compatible with Enterprise Tester:

  • Chrome (recommended)
  • Safari
  • Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge

A minimum screen resolution of 1280×720 is required for best use of Enterprise Tester.

You may need to configure other components before Enterprise Tester will install or operate correctly, depending on specific environmental factors.

Let us know if you need assistance in setting up and configuring Enterprise Tester. Helping get the installation right, first time is crucial to ensuring the success of your Quality practice. Email the Customer team at sales@catchsoftware.com.

Enterprise Tester version 6.1 and above requires version 4.6 of the .Net Framework to be installed.
Web Downloader: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48130
Redistributable: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48137

Enterprise Tester versions 4.9 to 6.0 requires version 4.5 of the .Net Framework to be installed.

Web Downloader: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30653
Redistributable: http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/7/3/273CB528-CAB3-4E8D-88D2-4477F0A1DAE4/enu_vs_common/netfx_ult/dotnetfx45_full_x86_x64.exe

If you are using the Enterprise Tester Installer (.exe), the installer will attempt to download and install the .Net framework for you (internet access is required).

If you are using the Bin Zip File to manually upgrade or install Enterprise Tester, then you must manually install the relevant .Net Framework in advance.

When installing the .Net Framework you have two options – either installing from a “web download” (a small download, which will then install only the components you require) or you can download a redistributable file, which is a large file containing all the files necessary for the .Net Framework to be installed on any machine.

If you plan on installing the Framework on more than one machine within your organization it is suggested that you use the redistributable, to avoid multiple downloads.

Install IIS prerequisites automatically with Powershell

Below we have provided powershell commands to automatically install the Enterprise Tester IIS prerequisites. Each command should be a single line and run from an elevated command prompt. (These commands just automatically install the required packages which the screen shots show being installed below).

Windows Server 2012 / 2012 R2

Check that ASP.Net is allowed.

Once the above steps are complete you are ready to install Enterprise Tester.  See Application Installation for more details.

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