2. Preparing to install the PxM Platform

This chapter provides an overview of the prerequisite requirements and introduces the components that make up the PxM Platform.

2.1. Introduction

The PxM Platform is supplied as downloadable software package for installation within your environment.

The following environments are currently supported:

  • VMware vSphere
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Microsoft Azure

2.2. PxM Platform components

The PxM Platform consists of the following components:

PxM Components

Component Description
PxM Virtual Appliance Main component which drives the PxM Platform. It incorporates the virtual appliance, database, and Web Management Interface.
PxM Client

Allows SuperAdmins to access the Web Management Interface to manage PxM Platform and users to single sign onto devices and run device tasks.

Note

This is included in the PxM Virtual Appliance.

PxM MAP Server

Enables remote applications to be launched from the PxM Client.

The PxM MAP Server software is installed on a Microsoft Windows Server.

2.3. Prerequisites

Before beginning the installation of the PxM Platform components we recommend the following requirements are met when preparing your environment.

PxM Hardware and Software Pre-requsites


PxM Platform components Hardware Software
PxM Virtual Appliance
  • 8GB RAM
  • 2 x CPU core
  • 40GB Storage

Additional external disk: When using the Session Recording we recommend an external disk be configured for the storage of device files and session recordings.

 
PxM Client Workstation

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PxM MAP Server
  • 8GB RAM
  • 4 x CPU core
  • ‘Fast disk’

Windows Server 2012 R2 or higher operating system:

  • 64-bit.
  • Microsoft .NET 4.5.2.
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