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1. The PowerDesigner components can be installed on a single server or, as shown, on separate servers, you need to decide where each component will be installed:

  • Repository Database - Required if using the repository.
  • Repository Proxy (Can be installed on Windows only) - Required if using the repository proxy.
  • SySAM Server - Required if using served or floating licenses.
  • Portal Server - Required if using PowerDesigner Web.

2.  Check if the compatibility for OS version, PD version and DBMS before installing PD:

      Supported DBMSs:

  • SAP® SQL Anywhere® v16, 17
  • SAP® Adaptive Server® Enterprise v15.7, 16.x
  • SAP HANA® v1.0, 2.0
  • Oracle 11g, 12c
  • IBM DB2 LUW v10.5
  • DB2 z/OS 11.x, 12
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012, 2014, 2016

     Check PAM to see which versions of Windows are supported with PD 16.6.x: Product Availability Matrix

3.  You need to generate a License file and check what is the best type of license. For more information you can read the following documentation:

4.  Choose a server capable of supporting large, long-running transactions to host your repository. We recommend as a minimum, a dual-core machine, with 2-4GB of RAM.

To calculate the size required for your repository database, estimate the number of models that will be stored and the period during which they will be developed. An average model containing 100 primary objects (tables, classes, etc.) will have an initial disk size of 5MB and the size of its initial check in will be around 10MB. Assuming an average number of edits, each subsequent check in will add 10% to the size of the file, so that after an average development period of two months (40 working days) with one check in per day, the final model file size will be 10MB*1.140 or approximately 500MB. If your team will develop 20 such models during the course of the year, you should allow 10GB of space for your repository database.

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