Primary computer

The system hardware requirements for the computer that the Ricoh ProcessDirector base product (and most features) is installed on are:

  • An x86 computer that can run one of these 64 bit operating systems:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 through latest 6.X.
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 through latest 7.X.
        Note:
      • Red Hat has a program that certifies the hardware on which you can install the Red Hat operating system. To determine which hardware is currently certified, see the Red Hat website (https://hardware.redhat.com). Enter the hardware brand in the Search for Hardware field, then click Search Hardware.
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12.0 with Service Pack 1 or above for x86_64.

      Using the latest service pack is recommended.

        Note:
      • Novell has a program that certifies the hardware on which you can install the SLES operating system. To determine which hardware is currently certified, see the Novell website (http://developer.novell.com/yessearch/Search.jsp). Specify this operating system as the Novell product when you search for supported hardware.

    If you plan to define an AFP, Ricoh PDF, or Custom PDF printer object on a Linux primary computer, you must install one of these operating systems:

    • Red Hat 7.1 through latest 7.X.
    • SLES 12.0 with the latest Service Pack for x86_64.

    Ricoh PDF printer objects represent supported Ricoh printers that can print PDF files. See Supported Ricoh printers. Custom PDF printer objects represent PostScript printers that are not on the list, including PostScript printers from other manufacturers.

  • 200 GB free hard-drive space.
  • DVD drive.
  • Minimum of 4 GB available RAM is required.

    More available RAM is required for high system loads. Large jobs, many jobs, jobs with many documents, workflow steps that run in parallel, and memory-intensive external programs all increase system loads.

      Important:
    • A minimum of 12 GB available RAM is required when you are using one or more document processing features, for example:
      • AFP Support
      • PDF Document Support
      • Archive
      • Automated Verification
      • Inserter
      • Postal Enablement
      • Preference Management

      Depending on the number of documents you process, you might need more RAM or free hard-drive space.

The operating system level does not have to be the same on the primary computer and on the computers that the Secondary Server features are installed on.

If you plan to install the base product on two computers so you can have an active computer and a backup (failover) computer, both computers must meet the minimum requirements for the Ricoh ProcessDirector base product and features you are installing. The hardware does not have to be identical, but the operating system must be identical, including version, release, and service updates. You must also configure an NFS-mounted file system that your computers can access. That file system must have enough free space to hold the required file systems. The recommended size for the mounted file system is at least 110 GB.

The following features have more hardware requirements. These requirements are added to the requirements listed for the primary computer; they do not replace those requirements.

  • Advanced Transform feature
    • Minimum 1 GB more free hard-drive space allocated to the Ricoh ProcessDirector /opt file system
    • Minimum 2 GB more free hard-drive space allocated to the /aiw/aiw1 file system
        Note:
      • Large jobs sometimes require more RAM to process efficiently.
  • Ricoh Transform features

    These requirements apply only to the Ricoh Transform features (such as, PostScript/PDF to AFP and Ricoh PCL to AFP), not to the Advanced Transform feature.

    • Minimum of an extra 10 GB free hard-drive space.
    • An extra 512 MB RAM for every CPU core, but no less than 2 GB.

      For example, if the computer has:

      • One dual-core processor, it must have an extra 2 GB RAM.
      • Two quad-core processors, it must have an extra 4 GB RAM.
      • Three quad-core processors, it must have an extra 6 GB RAM.
      • Four quad-core processors, it must have an extra 8 GB RAM.

  • Ink Savvy

    See the InfoPrint Ink Savvy Conventional Printing—Quick Start Guide (available on the Ink Savvy tool CD) for hardware requirements.