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You can install the IDS MC on either Windows or Solaris operating systems. This section identifies the hardware and software requirements and key points for server installation on both platforms. Then, we go into client access requirements for the Windows and Solaris platforms.
The key server minimum requirements for Windows-based machines are
IBM PC-compatible with 1GHz Pentium CPU.
100Mbps network connection or faster.
2GB virtual memory.
12GB free hard drive space.
New Technology File System (NTFS) format.
The server should not be a primary domain controller (PDC) or a backup domain controller (BDC).
Terminal Services should not be running on the server.
Windows 2000 Server or Professional and Service Pack 3 (SP3).
Microsoft ODBC Driver Manager 3.510 or later.
Do not attempt to install the IDS MC on a domain controller or host on which the Cisco Secure Policy Manager has been installed.
The key server minimum requirements for Solaris-based machines are
UltraSPARC II, Iiii, or IIe chipsets
UltraSPARC III or IIIc chipsets
2GB swap space
512MB swap space on the hard drive
Solaris 2.7 or 2.8 system software
Installation for both Windows and Solaris-based platforms is straightforward. With Windows, you simply follow the bouncing ball with the Windows installation wizard, as you would expect. To install IDS MC on a Solaris machine, you log on with root privileges, launch the setup.sh file, and then follow a series of simple dialogs. Remember these key points, which apply to both installations:
CiscoWorks Common Services is required.
You need to enter and confirm a password for the Sybase SQL database.
You should know the key points of the IDS MC installation. CiscoWorks Common Services is required, and you need to enter and confirm a password for the Sybase SQL database.
When accessing the IDS MC from a browser interface, make sure that the client machine meets the requirements listed in Table 14.2.
IBM PC-compatible with 300MHz or faster processor
Solaris SPARCstation or Sun Ultra with a 333MHz processor or faster
Minimum 256MB RAM for Windows
Minimum 1GB RAM for Solaris
Disk drive space
400MB virtual memory for Windows
512MB swap space for Solaris
Windows NT 4.0
Windows 2000 Professional with SP2 or SP3
Windows 2000 Server with SP3
Solaris SPARCstation or Sun Ultra with 333MHz processor running Solaris 2.7 or Solaris 2.8
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6.0 or 5.5 with SP2 and Java Virtual Machine (JVM) 5.00.3186 or later
Netscape Navigator 4.79 or later for Windows
Netscape Navigator 4.76 or later for Solaris
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