2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 16, 2016 4:28 AM by wimdecorte

    server specs for application w/cloud services

    rmartes

      Our team is plan to bundle our FM application with cloud services.   The clients will be required to either use FM pro and/or FM Go to access our application.   We will like make so the 1st tier is able to handle 25 users, 2nd tier 50 users, 3rd tier 75 users, 4th tier 100 users and the last 5th tier is able to handle 200 users.

       

      We need to be able to get hardware specs for each tier as it pertains to processors, memory and hard drive space.

       

      Any suggestions and/or recommendations will be greatly appreciated.

        • 1. Re: server specs for application w/cloud services
          user19752

          See here System Requirements for FileMaker Server 14 | FileMaker

          Pro is tested on 250 clients, but Go can connect concurrently 100. (These are connections, not users)

          Web Direct needs many resource, but your case seems not so much.

          • 2. Re: server specs for application w/cloud services
            wimdecorte

            Recommending the right hardware is impossible without a lot more detail.  User19752 pointed out the minimum and recommended specs but I would say that even the recommended ones are on the low side.

             

            Especially around the processing power side.  How well FMS uses the available processing power depends a lot on how the solution is designed and how intensively you are making use of PSoS calls and server-side schedules.  Once you go past 50 concurrent users you will need a machine with plenty of cores.

             

            Disk space and size are relatively easy: go for SSD and dimension them so that you'll have plenty of space for your live files and all the backups you want to keep.

             

            Of course if you want to add WebDirect to the mix then it becomes a completely different ballgame.

             

            If you are not very familiar with FMS performance monitoring and you do not have a good current baseline of how your solution performs then you may want to stick with Windows servers and pick them so that you can easily add processors and other hardware as you start seeing the actual performance numbers come in.