System requirements

System requirements for Autodesk Vault

Installation Requirements

Your installation requirements depend on whether you have installed a previous version of the Autodesk Data Management Server. 

Users with a previous version of Autodesk Data Management Server

If previous versions of the Autodesk Data Management Server installed Microsoft ® SQL 2008 Express: 

  • Upgrade to Microsoft SQL 2012 Express Service Pack 2 prior to installing the latest version of Vault.

If previous versions of the Autodesk Data Management Server installed Microsoft ® SQL 2012 Express: 

  • Install service pack 2 for Microsoft SQL 2012 Express prior to installing the latest version of Vault.

New Users

  • If no previous version of a SQL server is detected, or if you are not connecting to an existing remote SQL instance, Microsoft ® SQL Server 2012 Express service pack 2 is installed by default. 

When using the Autodesk Data Management Server on a workstation operating system, it can support approximately ten simultaneous vault clients. Additional users can be supported by installing the Autodesk Data Management Server on a Windows server operating system. 

If a compatible local SQL database is detected during installation, you are prompted to migrate the data once the installation is complete. 

Note: If a database is detected that is not compatible with the new version of Autodesk Data Management Server, remove it so that you can install the server. 

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Autodesk Vault Server Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

System 32-bit 64-bit
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Foundation, Essentials, Standard, Datacenter  
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Standard, Datacenter  
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise (SP1) (Vault Basic Only)¹  
Microsoft Windows 8 Professional, Enterprise (Vault Basic only)¹  
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional, Enterprise (Vault Basic only)¹  

¹ Operating system not supported with Vault replication.

 

Supported Databases

Single Site Requirements
System 32-bit 64-bit
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express, Standard, Enterprise (SP2)  
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express, Standard, Enterprise  

Replication Requirements
System 32-bit 64-bit
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard, Enterprise (SP2)  
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard, Enterprise  
 

CPU Type

Note: See the IBM Vault Sizing Guide for CPU, Memory, and Hard Disk recommendations for your particular environment. 

Vault Server Requirements (Single Site)
  • Intel® i5 or AMD® equivalent processor, 2 GHz or higher (Minimum)
  • Intel Xeon® E7 or AMD 64-bit equivalent processor, 3 GHz or higher (Recommended)
Vault Server Requirements (Replication Requirements)
  • Intel Xeon E5 or AMD equivalent processor, 2 GHz or higher (Minimum)
  • Intel Xeon E7 or AMD equivalent processor, 3 GHz or higher (Recommended)

Memory

Vault Server Requirements
  • 4 GB RAM (Minimum)
  • 8 GB RAM (Recommended)
Vault Server (Full Replication – ADMS and SQL Installation)
  • 16 GB RAM (Minimum)
  • 32 GB RAM (Recommended)

Hard Disk

Vault Server Requirements
  • 100 GB disk space (Minimum)
  • 200 GB disk space (Recommended)
Vault Server (Full Replication – ADMS and SQL Installation)
  • 300 GB disk space (Minimum)
  • 500 GB disk space (Recommended)

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Autodesk Vault File Server Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

System 32-bit 64-bit
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Foundation, Essentials, Standard, Datacenter  
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Standard, Datacenter  
 

CPU Type

Vault File Server Requirements
  • Intel Xeon E5 or AMD equivalent processor, 2 GHz or higher (Minimum)
  • Intel Xeon E7 or AMD equivalent processor, 3 GHz or higher (Recommended)

Memory

Vault File Server Requirements
  • 4 GB RAM (Minimum)
  • 8 GB RAM (Recommended)

Hard Disk

Vault File Server Requirements
  • 150 GB disk space (Minimum)
  • 300 GB disk space (Recommended)

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Autodesk Vault Client Requirements

Operating Systems

System 32-bit 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise (SP1)
Microsoft Windows 8 Professional, Enterprise
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional, Enterprise
 

CPU Type

  • Intel i3 or equivalent AMD processor, 1.6 GHz or higher (Minimum)
  • Intel i7 or equivalent AMD processor, 3 GHz or higher (Recommended)

Memory

  • 2 GB RAM (Minimum)
  • 4 GB RAM (Recommended)

Hard Disk

  • 6 GB disk space (Minimum)
  • 10 GB disk space (Recommended)

Microsoft® Office (Excel®, PowerPoint®, Word)

  • Office 2010 (SP2) (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Office 2013 (SP1) (32-bit or 64-bit)

Microsoft® Outlook®

  • Office 2010 (SP2) (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Office 2013 (SP1) (32-bit or 64-bit)

Browser

  • Internet Explorer® 10 and 11
  • Mozilla Firefox® 25
  • Google® Chrome™ 38

For more information on planning your deployment, refer to the Autodesk Network License Manager Guide.

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