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Server Specifications

Docutek ERes is optimized to run on a Windows 2000 or 2003 server. The most critical part of any Web server is the amount of RAM available for caching pages. To increase speed in the other components we recommend a dual processor machine, SCSI hard drives, and a RAID controller. The final hardware decision should be based on several factors unique to your institution, such as student enrollment and the number and type of items on reserve.

For you convenience we have listed a sample configuration that will provide you with exceptional performance today and for several years. Please note that our systems will run reliably on less powerful machines; the following is a recommended new server configuration but not a minimal required specification:

Operating System :   Windows 2000 or 2003 Server with IIS 5/6
Processor(s) :   Dual Pentium III (or Xeon) at 2ghz
RAM :   1024 MB (DDR preferred)
Hard Disk(s) :   30GB of storage space
Other :   CD-ROM drive, floppy drive, keyboard, mouse, monitor

There are several optional components that will help make your server faster and more robust. Some possible additions include:

  • RAID-5 Controller: Provides faster disk access speed and data redundancy in case of drive failure.
  • SCSI Disk Drives: 15,000 RPM drives will also cut down on disk access times.
  • Redundant Power Supplies: Provides backup power in case one supply fails.
  • UPS system: Provides constant power in case of loss of power or blackout.

Docutek would be glad to review any server that you may have already on site to see how well it will work with our products. We can also create a machine recommendation for your specific institution based on your student enrollment and current reserve holdings. Please contact the Docutek Support Team if you would like more information or a obligation-free consultation.