1. Install a server OS

Applies to the following products: 
Questionmark Perception
Applies to the following Perception versions: 
Perception 5.4

Before you begin to install and configure Questionmark Perception, you need to install an operating system on the server on which you intend to install Perception.

Questionmark Perception is compatible with the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (x86 and x64)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)

Recommended hardware

The recommended hardware specifications for Perception 5.4 depend on the environment in which you intend to install it. For details about recommended hardware specifications, please refer to the Questionmark Perception Scalability Guide.

The recommended hardware specifications for the server on which you plan on installing Perception are:

  • An x86- or x64-compatible (not ia64) quad-core CPU, preferably of the i7 or Xeon (E3, E7, or Sequence) processor family
  • 8GB RAM (4GB RAM at minimum)
  • SAS or SATA 7200RPM HDD or greater
  • Approximately 3GB of storage space

Older processors will run Perception, but please note the performance of Perception is directly related to processor speed.

Additional storage space will be required to store logs, resources, and database files that are created or required by Perception.