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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 Vista – SP2 Required
  • Windows 7 – SP1 Required
  • Windows 8 +

Production Use

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 – SP1 Required
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016

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 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
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • 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 2008 R2

You may need to run the following command:

import-module servermanager
Add-WindowsFeature Web-App-Dev,Web-Asp-Net,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Common-Http,Web-Default-Doc,Web-Dir-Browsing,Web-Dyn-Compression,Web-Filtering,Web-Health,Web-Http-Errors,Web-Http-Logging,Web-Http-Redirect,Web-Http-Tracing,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-ISAPI-Filter,Web-Metabase,Web-Mgmt-Console,Web-Mgmt-Service,Web-Mgmt-Tools,Web-Net-Ext,Web-Performance,Web-Request-Monitor,Web-Scripting-Tools,Web-Security,Web-Server,Web-Stat-Compression,Web-Static-Content,Web-WebServer,Web-Windows-Auth

Windows Server 2012 / 2012 R2

Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework-45-Core,NET-Framework-45-ASPNET,Web-Default-Doc,Web-Dir-Browsing,Web-Http-Errors,Web-Static-Content,Web-Http-Redirect,Web-Http-Logging,Web-Http-Tracing,Web-Stat-Compression,Web-Dyn-Compression,Web-Filtering,Web-Net-Ext,Web-Net-Ext45,Web-AppInit,Web-Asp-Net,Web-Asp-Net45,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-ISAPI-Filter,Web-WebSockets,Web-Mgmt-Console,Web-Scripting-Tools,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Windows-Auth

Windows Server 2008 – Manual Configuration

1. Click start -> Server Manage

  • Click roles
  • Click Add Roles
  • Click Web Server (IIS)
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  • Click on ‘Next’.
  • If prompted for Add features required for Web Server (IIS) then click “Add required features”.
  • Click ‘Role Services’.

2. Enable the services as shown in the following two screen shots.

3. Once complete click ’Next’, installation will proceed – once the progress bar is complete IIS has been installed correctly.

4. Close the dialog and proceed with executing the installation for Enterprise Tester to install the other prerequisites.

Windows 7 – Manual Configuration

Configuring IIS on Windows 7  is similar the configuration for Windows Server 2008. Note that there is no server management console.

Review and Configure Window Features

  1. Go to Control Panel>Programs> Turn Windows Features On and Off.
  2. Expand Internet Information Services.
  3. Under Web Management Tools, check that IIS 6 Management Compatibility and IIS Management Console are selected
  4. Under World Wide Web Services, ensure that .Net Extensibility, Asp.Net are selected.
  5. Under Common HTTP Features, ensure that Default Document, Directory Browsing, HTTP Errors, HTTP Redirection and Static Content are selected.  Ensure that WebDAV Publishing is not selected (this is a common cause of 504 errors).
  6. Under Security Ensure that Basic Authentication and Windows Authentication are selected.
  7. Now navigate to Control Panel> Systems and Security>Administrative Tools>IIS Manager> Application pools.
  8. Right click on the DefaultAppPool, and select “Advanced Settings.” A Dialog will appear with settings for the application pool, scroll down until you find the Setting for “Identity”, if it is not “Network Service” you will need to update the value to be “Network Service”.

If you are installing to a 64 bit operating system, and you intend to integrate Enterprise Tester with SparxSystems Enterprise Architect, and wish to be able to import data from Enterprise Architect EAP files – then you will also need to enable support for 32bit applications in the application pool.

By default, Enterprise Tester uses Network Service as the identity of the application pool. We recommend that you run the application pool under another service account especially when making use of features such as EA integration or when using Duette to import automated test results for the file system. In addition, when using Windows authentication with SQL Server, you will need to configure the application pool to run under a specific windows account for this feature to work (and give that account access to the ET database within SQL server).

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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