In order to successfully install Necto the following preparations are required.
Important note – all the servers which take part in the Necto system need to be in the same Domain environment.
You can install Panorama Necto on server environments only. The following operating systems are supported:
Up-to-date Service Packs and windows updates should be installed.
Best practice is to install Necto on dedicated server.
Necto and its components should not be installed on the same box as other mission critical servers.
Necto should not be installed on Domain Controller machine, to avoid security conflicts.
For a non-production environment the Necto application Server can be installed on the same server as the SharePoint server. However, it is not recommended as both tend to use many CPU and memory resources and may interrupt each other’s proper functionality.
The Necto Databases and the Necto In-memory engine cannot be installed on the same server as the SharePoint server.
For a production system it’s required to separate the Necto Application Server and the Necto Databases and In-Memory servers in to either 2 or 3 machines.
SQL databases Location
During the installation, Panorama creates 4 databases on the SQL server. Panorama will only work with the following:
These are the SQL repositories for the internal databases. This does not relate to the data source, (i.e., the OLAP cubes or In-Memory Engine).
Necto can work either with local or remote SQL Server or SQL Express. In addition, it provides the option of installing local SQL Express 2012 if there is no SQL previously installed on the relevant machine.
When using the Necto In-Memory Engine, a dedicated Server is required, Necto Databases can be installed on this same server but it is not a requirement.
The server should include an installation of the 2010 Office ACE provider (64 bit version) that can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/en–us/download/details.aspx?id=13255 but is included in the Necto installation.
Panorama will require a user account which will be used to run the Necto services. Please make sure prior to the installation that you have credentials of a single user which meets these demands:
(This is only a requirement for the installation, once installed the privilege may be lowered)
For the installation you must log in with the user running the Necto services or you must be logged in as an administrator on the machine with a user who also has the privileges listed above.
The following ports that should be opened:
The following HTTP sites should be allowed outbound access if you wish to use the GIS component:
Install IIS role, with the following components:
Simple Installation – this installation type is used mainly for testing and developing purposes, the installer will install ALL Necto and SQL components on the same machine.
Production Installation – This installation type is used mainly for production purposes, this should be installed on more than one server separating the SQL from the Necto application server, the installer will let you install either the Necto application server or the SQL server separately, which means that after you install one you should run the installer again on a different machine to complete the full Necto installation