Preparing to install Ricoh Transform features

Before you install a Ricoh transform feature, make sure your system meets the minimum requirements.
  • Hardware requirements:
    • 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.

  • File systems for the primary computer:
    1 GB additional free space in the Ricoh ProcessDirector /opt file system.
  • Required software:

    WorldType Fonts version 8.13 for Ricoh SAP to AFP files to transform correctly when IS/3 support is enabled.

    Java Runtime Environment 1.4 or higher.

  • System and network setup:
    1. Determine the number of nodes that the Ricoh Transform features will use.
      This value is based on the number of processor cores in the computer where you want to install the Transform feature. The value is 2 or half of the cores in the computer, whichever is larger. For example, if the computer has:
      • One single-core processor, the number of nodes is 2.
      • One dual-core processor, the number of nodes is 2.
      • Two dual-core processors, the number of nodes is 2.
      • Two quad-core processors, the number of nodes is 4.
      • Four quad-core processors, the number of nodes is 8.
    2. In your firewall, open the ports that the Ricoh Transform feature uses.
      These ports must have LISTEN permission for the listed application on the computer where you want to install the Transform feature:
      • Port 6980 for /opt/infoprint/itm/clients/fdi/fdi.
      • Ports 6984 and 6985 for /opt/infoprint/itm/hn/feps.
      • Port 6986 for /opt/infoprint/itm/clients/coord/coord.
      • Port 6989 through 6989 + (N-1) for /opt/infoprint/itm/node1/node through /opt/infoprint/itm/nodeN/node.

        Where N is the total number of nodes that the Ricoh Transform features will use, as described above.

        For example, if the total number of nodes is 2, give LISTEN permission to:

        • Port 6989 for /opt/infoprint/itm/node1/node
        • Port 6990 for /opt/infoprint/itm/node2/node

      These applications must be able to make outgoing connections to the ports indicated on any computer:

      • /opt/infoprint/itm/clients/fdi/fdi to port 6984.
      • /opt/infoprint/itm/hn/feps to port 6986.
      • /opt/infoprint/itm/clients/coord/coord to ports 6984 and 6986.
      • /opt/infoprint/itm/hn/pd/pdexec to port 6984.
      • /opt/infoprint/itm/node[1 to N]/node to port 6985.
      • /opt/infoprint/itm/node1/xforms/ctt_standalone/ctt_standalone through /opt/infoprint/itm/nodeN/xforms/ctt_standalone/ctt_standalone to port 6989 through port 6989 + (N -1).

        Where N is the total number of nodes that the Ricoh Transform features will use, as described above.

        For example, if the total number of nodes is 2:

        • /opt/infoprint/itm/node1/xforms/ctt_standalone/ctt_standalone to port 6989
        • /opt/infoprint/itm/node2/xforms/ctt_standalone/ctt_standalone to port 6990

    3. Add additional system users and groups.
      One additional group and two additional users are required.

      The default users are ipsitm and ipsejz; the default group is itm.