Server Xp Requirements

Certificate Authority Requirements

PDF The Digi-CA™ Server Xp is usually installed on two servers and if the correct internet connection and a VPN can be provided to the servers, it is possible that the installation of the software can be carried out virtually.

The benefit of this is that it reduces the cost of travel and accommodation. When examining each of the following three sub sections you can consult with the Digi-CAST2™ Team at any time to check configurations and access for you.

Xp Physical Environment

These are the minimum suitable conditions for the correct operation of the dual server Digi-CA™ Server Xs:

  • Dry area with good ventilation or air-conditioning if possible
  • Secure room or computer cabinet with restricted, controlled and logged access
  • Broadband or leased line internet access
  • Power supply with optional backup power supply
  • Availability of IT Professional (MCSE or higher/other on a part-time basis, 4-hour call-in contract will suffice) with good working knowledge of computers, networking and general knowledge of TCP/IP protocols

Xp Equipment Specification

These are the minimum equipment specification for the correct operation of the dual server Digi-CA™ Server Xp:

  • 2 x Servers: Dell®/Compaq (FreeBSD 5.4+ compatible)
  • Processor: Intel® Pentium® III family
  • Memory: 512MB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 15 GB SCSI/ATA
  • SCSI Controller (optional)
  • RAID Controller: RAID PERC 3/4/SC (optional)
  • 100/10 MB Intel® Compatible Network Card
  • CD-RW/DVD 4x Combo
  • Monitor
  • Keyboard
  • Router
  • Software/Hardware Firewall (optional)

Digi-CA™ Server Xp is supplied ready for total installation on the two servers. There is no requirement for any Operating System [OS] or pre-configuration, whatsoever. In fact, if the servers are not completely free of any OS or software, they must be formatted to return them to their original ‘as manufactured’ state.

During the installation, the Digi-CA™ will use versions of the following software that will be hardened and modified by the Digi-CAST2™ Team during their installation work:

  • OpenSSL
  • mod_SSL
  • Apache
  • PHP
  • cURL
  • OpenLDAP
  • BerkeleyDB
  • MySQL
  • WebMin

The above list is provided for information purposes only.

Xp Installation Requirements

These are the minimum requirements for the correct installation of the dual server Digi-CA™ Server Xp:

  • Hardware as per Equipment Specification
  • FreeBSD 5.4+ installed
  • 512Kbs network (via Internet) access to the server
  • VPN software installed and tested (optional)
  • VPN client software sent to Digi-CAST2™ (optional)
  • SSH interface to the server
  • ‘Root’ login credentials for remote server access