Preinstall Configuration Questions
Copyright © 2020 EarthSoft, Inc • Modified: 24 Feb 2020
Several important questions regarding the configuration of EQuIS should be discussed before installing. Present these questions to the EQuIS implementation team, including the database administrator and IT staff.
•EQuIS Enterprise (all components)
Following are questions and issues to consider when configuring an EQuIS Database.
Warning: It is highly recommended that a database administrator is consulted when setting up EQuIS Database(s).
•Which relational database server will be used (SQL Server, MSDE)?
•How will the database (tablespaces / filegroups, etc.) be physically arranged?
oAmount of data
oIndexes vs tables
•What is the backup/maintenance plan?
oWhen (nightly, weekly, etc.)
oHow (automated, manual, etc.)
oWhat (disk, tape, off-site, etc.)
•What are the auditing needs?
oSimple user/date modified information
oAuditing provided by RDMS
oThird-party auditing tools
•How will user security be handled (only applies to EQuIS Professional)?
oIntegrated Security (Windows Authentication)
•How will the facilities be organized within databases?
oA single database containing all facilities (shared reference values)
oMultiple facilities within multiple databases
oOne facility per database (duplicated reference values)
Following are questions and issues to consider when configuring an EQuIS Workstation.
•How will users connect to the database(s)?
•What users need what permissions to the database(s)?
•What type of licensing will be used?
oNamed licenses specific to each workstation.
oConcurrent network licenses requiring a shared network folder with read/write privileges by all users.
•Does the organization want to use smart deployment?
oRequires a browsable, WebDAV-enabled virtual directory (could use IIS on application server).
•What third-party applications are available or needed?
•Review relevant configuration files.