Recommended Hardware Requirements

Ephesoft Transact

The best practice is to install the Transact Application, Application Database(s), and the File Server (NAS/SAN), on three (3) independent servers.


  • Four (4) Core CPU
    • One (1) Core per Socket
    • Two (2) Cores per Socket
  • 2GHz Clock speed or higher
  • Two (2) GB RAM per Core
  • One (1) NIC – One (1) Gbps minimum
  • 100 GB minimum local hard drives (Root and Partition where the application is installed)
    • The best practice is to install Ephesoft Transact on a directory other than the root (C:\) directory


  • SSD based high I/O Server Cluster
  • RAID 10 for increased performance


  • Four (4) Core CPU
  • Sixteen (16) GB or more RAM
  • One (1) NIC – One (1) Gbps minimum
  • Ephesoft Transact Application DB: (Twenty) 20GB
  • Report DB: (Twenty) 20GB
  • Report Archive DB: (Twenty) 20GB

Special Note: MySQL must be set to use a case insensitive collation (i.e. SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS)

Disclaimer for Virtual Machine Technology

  • Virtual cores should not exceed the number of physical cores on the native machine
  • VMs should be static machines. Replicating or moving VMs that are running is not recommended
  • Two (2) Core Reservation for the VM server running Ephesoft Transact

Best Practices for Install and upgrade

  • Unrestricted Service Account with full Local Admin rights
  • New clean server equipment or VM
  • Installation of Ephesoft Transact should be on three (3) independent servers
    • Allows for future growth with limited down time
    • Increase performance by offloading resources to dedicated environments
  • Once installed, Anti-Virus Real-Time scanning must be disabled for all Ephesoft Folders
    • Ephesoft Folder
    • SharedFolders
    • Import Paths
    • Export Paths
    • System Temp Folder
  • In case of an upgrade, please ensure that All Ephesoft-related directories and databases have been backed up prior to upgrading

Client Workstation

  • Four (4) Core CPU
  • 2Ghz Clock speed or higher
  • Four (4) GB RAM
  • One (1) NIC – One (1) Gbps
  • 500 GB HDD