Sizing & Capacity Planning - General Guide

Please consider the following recommendations for your Server(s):

Server CPU

2x Dual Core CPU perform better then single Quad core processors.

Memory

The best is to have min. 2GB Memory (RAM) for each CPU core. If you have 4 GB RAM then for optimum performance there  should be Dual core CPU. Note: On the SOFTKLIX Server 64 MB  per user is the ideal memory (RAM) requirement

Example: 2 GB for e.g. W2012R2 Operating System + 100 Users *       
64MB, so total minimum: 8GB RAM

Bandwidth & Latency

Recommended bandwidth for LAN of 30 Users and WAN of 20 Users. Bandwidth: 100 Mbps and Latency: < 5 milliseconds.

The latency should be <100ms. 64 kbps is the default bandwidth per User instance (switched network, video protocol cache etc.).

Application Usge and Calculation

More virtual Applications used (MS-Office, browser, ERP etc.) will require more memory per User to be added to this calculation over the 64 MB base memory per user.

Note: Power Apps (Full Screen Multimedia, CAD, 3D and Rendering) are only recommended for training and semi-professional usage.

Max Application Instances per CPU

Up to 20 Application instances per CPU core is the optimum performance limit of the SOFTKLIX Windows Application Server.

SOFTKLIX PRO physical Server Dimensioning

Recommendations

# of Users Host(s) Example CPU Type RAM per Host SOFTKLIX for MS Server OS Host HDD Host Software Licensing SOFTKLIX Microsoft Licensing W10 VD Licensing
2-8
1
Core i5
min. 8 GB
SSD
Office, ERP and browser
Product: Unify and PRO*. Licensing: Always per User, incl. unlimited Application Servers and unlimited separate Application Brokers.
10-15
1
Core i7
min. 16 GB
SSD
Office, ERP and browser
per User, Product: Unify and PRO*
20-25
1
Xeon E3
min. 16 GB - 24 GB
SSD
Office, ERP and browser
per User, Product: Unify and PRO*
25-50
1
Xeon E5
min. 32 GB
SSD
Office, ERP and browser
per User, Product: Unify and PRO*
50-75
2
Xeon E5
each min. 16 GB
SSD
Office, ERP and browser
per User, Product: Unify and PRO*
80-100
3
Xeon E5
each min. 24 GB
SSD
Office, ERP and browser
per User, Product: Unify and PRO*

Note: SOFTKLIX strongly recommends that you split the server load over so called ‘SOFTKLIX server clusters’. This means, that the Applications are distributed and split across multiple SOFTKLIX Application Servers via LAN or WAN. This increases the redundancy and also the performance. Power-User scenarios are suggested upon request and depend on the thrid party software to be used.

SOFTKLIX PRO, hypervisor (VM) Server Dimensioning

The below matrix allows administrators to estimate Server Resources in virtual machines (hypervisors):

The main benefit of “virtual machine” images, is that the administrator can easily adjust the related resources with just a few mouse clicks. SOFTKLIX has the ability run in mixed (hybrid) environments, which means either on-premise, in the cloud or both at the same time.

Host Hardware Configuation (on-premise)
Host Configuration / Number of Users
1-10
10-20
20-30
30-50
CPU Type
Intel i5
Intel i7
Dual Xeon
Dual Xeon
Memory (64-Bit OS)
up to 8 GB
12 GB
12 GB
16 GB
Host Hardware Configuation (Cloud Server)
Host Configuration / Number of Users
1-10
10-20
20-30
30-50
vCores
2
3-4
4-5
6 +
Memory (64-Bit OS)
up to 8 GB
8-16 GB
ca. 16-24 GB
ca. 24-32 GB

Also, SOFTKLIX can manage multiple VMs within a single or multiple cloud-service providers (CSPs) scenario. This makes SOFTKLIX extremely flexible and because we employ unique licensing model which is based on a per User and not per Server, as per the competition. Thus we are extremely more affordable. Just clone and run existing virtual Windows images. SOFTKLIX allows you easily to cluster another second or third Server, if necessary!

SOFTKLIX is able to manage directly via the Deployment Center management tool commands, as start/stop etc. of virtual hypervisor Windows Images for its virtual Applications, virtual Desktop or VDI-Computing environments.

SOFTKLIX PRO , Web-/Cloud Gateway Server Dimensioning

Web-/Cloud Gateway Server Requirements for SOFTKLIX PRo (HTML5 Access).

For the Web-/Cloud Gateway Server, you will need to calculate the following host resources:

Concurrent Remote Connections Host CPU RAM HDD
up to 200
Dual-Core, 2.7 GHz
min. 2 GB allocated
SSD, 10 GB
up to 400
Xeon X3450, 2.67 GHz
min. 4 GB allocated
SSD, 20 GB
> 400
Xeon E5-2643, 3.3 GHz
min. 8 GB allocated
SSD, 30 GB

Web-/Cloud Gateway Server Requirements**

Operating System
Windows 2008 (32-Bit), Windows 2008R2
Windows 2012 (32-Bit), Windows 2012 R2 (64-Bit)
Windows 2016

**Note: Cloud Gateway can be installed on the SOFTKLIX PRO Application Server as well.

SOFTKLIX PRO , VDI-Computing Server Dimensioning

Scenarios on both physical or equivalent virtual Hosts
Recommendations
User Host or virtual Desktop Image CPU Type RAM per Host or Image SOFTKLIX for VDI (1:1) Host HDD Third Party Software Licensing SOFTKLIX Microsoft Licensing
1
1
Core i5
> 1 GB
64-Bit OS Pro/enterprise or Embedded (e.g. This Clients), Windows 8 & Windows 10.
SSD or virtual HDD
any Software
Product: SOFTKLIX PRO*. Licensing: Per User and unlimited devices, incl. unlimited Application Servers access and unlimited Application Brokers.

SOFTKLIX PRO - Access Client Dimensioning

Recommendations
SOFTKLIX Client Requirements Hardware Software
SOFTKLIX PRO (HTML5, browser based Access Client)
PCs and Laptops or any actual ARM-based device(s): min. 700 MHz. No diskspace necessary
Host*: Web/Gateway Server Installation. Client: Nothing to install, just a link or IP address to type in. HTML5 enabled Browser Support: Internet Explorer, Edge, Safari, Opera and Firefox
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