I looked at some posts here that talk about server hardware and performance. I would like to know from a more software environmental standpoint what the “best practices” are to have kick’in Ignition server performance with the best security. My project will be a “Mission-Critical” hardware redundant installation, with the client IT guys caring for it when I’m done.
[ul]1. Security is foremost on this project. The client IT guys are talking about the NIST “Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations” (attached) as their bible.
2. They are also talking about VMware server software serving up a virtual machine for the Ignition server environment. My first reaction is no-way Jose, I want dedicated hardware, but I thought I’d put it out there for comment.
3. Any known gotcha’s with Ignition or support software like Matrikon or Kepware OPC in a 64-bit OS? Why use Windows Server 2008? Why use Ubuntu? What are their strengths/weaknesses relative to Ignition?[/ul]
I know there’s a lot of ground covered here, as each question relates to the next, and touches some topics discussed separately. My goal is to compare/contrast differing approaches rather than focus on each separately. I hope this spawns a very active thread full of facts and informed opinions.
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