Environment Overview

Installing Plant Applications involves installing several different servers that communicate with each other.

The servers can be installed on one computer for testing, or they can be distributed in a network to create production environments. Before installing the software for a new installation, decide what your environment will be and what its architecture will look like.

A list of prerequisite software for Plant Applications 8.1 is included in the Preparing to Install Plant Applications section. For information about using Plant Applications in a clustered environment with Microsoft server failover technology for highest availability of the Plant Applications Server, see Appendix B: Cluster Installation and Configuration.