Installation and Handling
2017 R1 Update Rollup 1

Installation and HandlingPermanent link for this heading

Fabasoft Reference ArchitecturePermanent link for this heading

The Fabasoft reference architecture shows the exemplified infrastructure of a web based Fabasoft Folio installation:

TerminologyPermanent link for this heading

The terms of the reference architecture are explained in this chapter.

  • Client
    Workstation or PC with graphical user interface.
  • Client firewall
    The client firewall is designed to protect the client LAN from the corporate network.
  • Corporate network
    A corporate network contains the whole network of a company.
  • Connection point
    The connection point represents the handover point for the application and the location for service level measurements.
  • Server firewall
    The server firewall is designed to protect the data center from the connection point.
  • Load balancer, content switch
    The load balancer distributes requests from the user to the web server farm and thus to the Fabasoft Folio Web Services.
  • DMZ firewall
    A DMZ firewall separates the portal server farm from data center.
  • Portal server farm
    A portal server farm handles incoming HTTP requests from the Internet.
  • Internet firewall
    An Internet firewall separates the portal server farm from the Internet.
  • AT servers (Automated Tasks)
    AT servers run Fabasoft Folio AT Services for executing automated tasks in the context of a user without requiring user interaction.
  • Mail server
    A mail server is responsible for sending e-mails in the background without any user interaction. On the mail server a SMTP mail server third-party product is installed.
  • Web server farm
    The Web server farm consists of servers running Fabasoft Folio Web Services (business logic for applications and generation of on-screen representation).
  • Conversion server farm
    The conversion server farm consists of servers running Fabasoft Folio Conversion Services (format conversion of documents).
  • Frontend LAN
    The frontend LAN connects the load balancer to the web server farm.
  • Backend LAN
    The backend LAN connects the web server with the backend server clusters and the conversion servers, plus the backend server cluster with the database server clusters. The backend LAN also connects the servers for basic services with the other servers.  
  • Backend server cluster
    The backend server cluster manages the persistence of business objects using Fabasoft Folio COO Services for structured data (in relational databases) and Fabasoft Folio MMC Services for unstructured data (documents, graphics, multimedia files in the file system).
  • Database server cluster
    Relational database systems running on the database server cluster stores structured data in a database for each Fabasoft Folio COO Service.
  • Storage area network (SAN)
    The SAN connects the backend cluster (saving documents in the file system) and the database cluster (saving database files) with the storage system.
  • Storage system
    The (enterprise) storage system represents a highly available array of hard disks (capacity in the terabyte range).
  • Tape library
    The tape library (tape robot) makes use of fast and reliable tape drives for saving data.

Fabasoft Folio TenantsPermanent link for this heading

Fabasoft Folio Tenants allow a logical division of a Fabasoft Folio Domain, for example, to separate individual companies of a corporate group.

  • With tenant-specific configurations, the behavior of the individual tenants can be customized.
  • Tenants can be considered in the Fabasoft Folio permission system (ACLs). Thus, objects can be easily protected against access by users who only have roles for another tenant. However, it is also possible to grant a user access to objects of different tenants.  

In order to use the functionality of Fabasoft Folio Tenants a multi-tenant license is required.

Conditions of UsePermanent link for this heading

  • All statements contained in this software product information concerning the intended use and conditions of operation of the program are understood as information only on principle. To ensure and guarantee the intended use and conditions of operation in everyday use of the program, expert training by specially qualified staff is recommended in any case.  
  • Performance and reaction time of Fabasoft software products significantly depend on the used infrastructure. For layout, configuration and sizing of the infrastructure we refer to the information, recommendations and specifications of the particular manufacturers.  
  • Without a suitable infrastructure for online backups a consistent backup of Fabasoft Folio resources is only possible within dedicated backup time slots (planned downtime). In both cases functionality for backup, restore and disaster recovery has to be implemented according to a separately defined concept.  
  • This program is intended for customary commercial use. This does not include usage that demands special requirements (like controlling of vehicles, machines and facilities, real-time applications).

Supported Platforms (Microsoft Windows Environment)Permanent link for this heading

Fabasoft Folio ManagementPermanent link for this heading

If Fabasoft Folio Services have been installed on Microsoft Windows, for administering the Fabasoft Folio Services by means of Fabasoft Folio Server Management the following third-party products are supported.

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise SP1

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard

Fabasoft Folio Backend ServicesPermanent link for this heading

Generally

  • The Fabasoft Folio Backend Services are supported and tested on the reference system environments for database services listed below according to the configurations specified in the first column.
  • Cluster operation of the system environments supported by Fabasoft Folio Backend Services is supported.
  • In addition to the reference system environments for database services listed below for integration of Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (from 12.1.0.2.0) also system environments for database services fulfilling the following conditions are supported:
    • The system environment for database services has to be supported by Oracle for the listed versions of Oracle Instant Client. The list of system environments that are supported by the listed versions of Oracle Instant Client can be taken from the Oracle product documentation (see document: Oracle Metalink Note 207303.1: “Client / Server / Interoperability Support Between Different Oracle Versions”).
    • The version of the Oracle database must exactly correspond to the version of the used and supported Oracle Instant Client.

Fabasoft Folio Backend Services

Operating System

Architecture

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
or
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard

x64

Microsoft Windows Data Access Component (when using Microsoft SQL Server)

Microsoft Windows Data Access Component (WDAC)
(part of Microsoft Windows Server)

Oracle Instant Client (when using Oracle Database)

Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (from 12.1.0.2.0) Instant Client for Windows (x64)

Software Requirements (all products)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0

Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment 8 Update 171 (JRE)

Database Services

Operating System

Architecture

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

64 bit (x64)

Database

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise SP2
or
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise SP1

64 bit (x64)

Operating System

Architecture

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard

x64

Database

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise SP1

x64

Operating System

Architecture

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 (x64)

x64

Database

Oracle Database 12c Release 1 Enterprise Edition (from 12.1.0.2.0) for Linux x86-64 with RAC

x64

Fabasoft Folio Web ServicesPermanent link for this heading

Operating System

Architecture

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
or
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard

x64

Software Requirements (all products)

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0

Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment 8 Update 171 (JRE)

Fabasoft Folio Conversion ServicesPermanent link for this heading

The prerequisites for Fabasoft Folio Web Services as well as the following additional requirements have to be considered for the operation of a Fabasoft Folio Web Service as a Fabasoft Folio Conversion Service.

Software Requirements

Conversion of Microsoft Office documents:
Microsoft Office 2010 SP2 (x64)
or
Microsoft Office 2013 SP1 (x64)
or
Microsoft Office 2016 (x64)

Adobe Acrobat DC Pro (x86)
or
GPL Ghostscript 9.06 (x64)

Conversion of LibreOffice documents:
LibreOffice 5.4.5 (x86)
Note: Conversion of Microsoft Office documents with LibreOffice is not supported.

Conversion of videos:
FFmpeg 3.4.2 (x64)

Conversion of CAD files (DWG, DXF):
QCAD 3.19 (x64)

Extracting meta data:
ExifTool 10.80 (x64)

Fabasoft Folio AT ServicesPermanent link for this heading

Operating System

Architecture

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
or
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard

x64

Software Requirements

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0

Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment 8 Update 171 (JRE)

Conversion of videos:
FFmpeg 3.4.2 (x64)

Fabasoft iArchiveLink ServicesPermanent link for this heading

Operating System

Architecture

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
or
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard

x64

Software Requirements

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0

Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment 8 Update 171 (JRE)

SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) 6.0

SAP Content Server HTTP Interface 4.7

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2017
and
SAP GUI for Windows 7.40
(Fabasoft Folio Web Client with supported Microsoft Windows operating system)

Fabasoft iArchivePermanent link for this heading

Applications and Software Requirements

Integration for EMC Centera

EMC² Centera with CentraStar v4.2.0

Integration for NetApp SnapLock

NetApp SnapLock with Data ONTAP 7G

Note: For the integration for EMC² Centera, the Centera SDK Version 3.3 is used. According to the EMC Support Matrix also versions can be used, mentioned in this matrix and supported from this SDK. But these versions are not tested explicitly.

Fabasoft Folio Web ClientPermanent link for this heading

Operating System

Architecture

Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise SP1
or
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise
or
Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise
Note: Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise (1709) has been tested explicitly.

x86 or x64

Supported Workstations

Workstation A

Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise SP1

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0 (x86 or x64 version; “Protected Mode” and “Enhanced Protected Mode” are not supported)
or
Mozilla Firefox 58.0 (x86 or x64)
or
Google Chrome 64.0 (x86 or x64)

Workstation B

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0 (x86 or x64 version; “Protected Mode” and “Enhanced Protected Mode” are not supported; as desktop program)
or
Mozilla Firefox 58.0 (x86 or x64; as desktop program)
or
Google Chrome 64.0 (x86 or x64; as desktop program)

Workstation C

Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0 (x86 or x64; “Protected Mode” and “Enhanced Protected Mode” are not supported; as desktop program)
or
Mozilla Firefox 58.0 (x86 or x64; as desktop program)
or
Google Chrome 64.0 (x86 or x64; as desktop program)

The following optional third-party products (each x86 architecture) are supported. Microsoft Office is also supported with x64 architecture.

Applications and Software Requirements

Display of PDF contents

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Integration for Autodesk AutoCAD

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 SP1.1
or
Autodesk AutoCAD 2016

Integration for Kofax Capture

Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 SP2
Kofax Capture 10.0.2

Integration for IBM Notes

IBM Notes 9.0

Integration for LibreOffice

LibreOffice 5.4.5

Note: The LibreOffice buttons are not functional because of a problem in LibreOffice. Last functional version: LibreOffice 4.2.7

Integration for Microsoft Editor

Microsoft Editor (version corresponding to supported operating system)

Integration for Microsoft Office

Microsoft Excel 2010 SP2

Microsoft Outlook 2010 SP2

Note: An import of e-mails using drag-and-drop is not supported for Mozilla Firefox.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 SP2

Microsoft Word 2010 SP2 with adaptation of Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 825765

Microsoft Excel 2013 SP1

Microsoft Outlook 2013 SP1

Note: An import of e-mails using drag-and-drop is not supported for Mozilla Firefox.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 SP1

Microsoft Word 2013 SP1 with adaptation of Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 825765

Microsoft Excel 2016

Microsoft Outlook 2016

Note: An import of e-mails using drag-and-drop is not supported for Mozilla Firefox.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

Microsoft Word 2016 with adaptation of Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 825765

Integration for Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 2010 SP2

Microsoft Project Professional 2013 SP1

Microsoft Project Professional 2016

Integration for Microsoft Visio

Microsoft Visio 2010 SP2

Microsoft Visio Professional 2013 SP1

Microsoft Visio Professional 2016

Integration for Mozilla Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird 52.6

Integration for CalDAV

Mozilla Thunderbird 52.6 with Mozilla Lightning 5.4

Integration for Novell GroupWise

Novell GroupWise 2014

Folio Folder

Local file system: NTFS 3.1

Note: Each Folio Folder is assigned to exactly one user and workstation. Therefore it is not supported that several users synchronize in the same Folio Folder or that one user synchronizes from several workstations in the same Folio Folder.

Digital Signature

Supported Certificates

PKCS#12

PKCS#7 (Soft Certificate)

LimitsPermanent link for this heading

  • A maximum of 10000 entries should be stored in an object list.
  • In the Fabasoft Folio Web Client object lists are displayed page by page with a recommended default value of 100 entries per page. This value can be changed if pre settings for all users are defined or if the user changes his or her individual settings, but higher values require more time for processing (server and client sided) and therefore should only be used in high-capacity systems.
  • The import of files in the attribute editor is carried out in a single transaction (also if several objects are selected and contents are sequentially imported in these objects via „Edit Properties“). The overall size of the imported data in Base64 coding has to be smaller than the configured maximum size of the request limit.

Fabasoft Integration for MindbreezePermanent link for this heading

Please note the specifications of Mindbreeze regarding system requirements.

Software Requirements

Fabasoft Mindbreeze Enterprise 2018
or
Mindbreeze InSpire 2018 Winter

Note: For the integration, the Mindbreeze SDK 2018 is used. According to the Mindbreeze software product information, also versions can be used, that are supported by this SDK. But these versions were not explicitly tested.

Fabasoft Integration for Fabasoft app.telemetryPermanent link for this heading

Please note the specifications of Fabasoft app.telemetry regarding system requirements.

Software Requirements

Fabasoft app.telemetry 2018

Note: For the integration, the Fabasoft app.telemetry SDK 2018 is used. According to the Fabasoft app.telemetry software product information, also Fabasoft app.telemetry versions can be used, that are supported by this SDK. But these versions were not tested explicitly.

Support of Full-Text SearchPermanent link for this heading

Software Requirements

Full-Text Search in Contents

Fabasoft Mindbreeze Enterprise 2018
or
Mindbreeze InSpire 2018 Winter

Full-Text Search in Meta Data

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise SP2
or
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise SP1
or
Oracle Database 12c Release 1 Enterprise Edition (from 12.1.0.2.0) for Linux x86-64 with RAC
or
Fabasoft Mindbreeze Enterprise 2018
or
Mindbreeze InSpire 2018 Winter

Fabasoft E-ServicesPermanent link for this heading

Fabasoft E-Services support following portal server system environments:

Additionally to the listed reference system environments portal servers are supported that support JSR 168 compliant portlets as well as the Java servlet 2.4 specification (or higher if backwards compatible to version 2.4).

Reference System Environment

Liferay Portal 7.0 CE GA5

Apache Tomcat 8.0.32

Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment 8 Update 171 (JRE)


Fabasoft E-Services support following client system environments:

Microsoft Windows Operating Systems

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0

Mozilla Firefox 58.0

Google Chrome 64.0

Linux Operating Systems

Mozilla Firefox 58.0

Apple macOS

Mozilla Firefox 58.0

Apple Safari 11.0

Google Chrome 64.0

Note: The Liferay Portal template must contain following entry: <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=8"/>.

Supported Platforms (Linux Environment)Permanent link for this heading

Fabasoft Folio ManagementPermanent link for this heading

Fabasoft Folio Web Management

If Fabasoft Folio Services have been installed on Linux, for administering the Fabasoft Folio Services by means of Fabasoft Folio Web Management the following third-party products are supported.

Software Requirements

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0

Mozilla Firefox 52.6 ESR

Fabasoft Folio Server Management

If Fabasoft Folio Services have been installed on Linux, for administering the Fabasoft Folio Services by means of Fabasoft Folio Server Management the following third-party products are supported.

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise SP1

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard

Fabasoft Folio Backend ServicesPermanent link for this heading

Generally

  • The Fabasoft Folio Backend Services are supported and tested on the reference system environments for database services listed below according to the configurations specified in the first column.
  • In addition to the reference system environments for database services listed below for integration of Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (from 12.1.0.2.0) also system environments for database services fulfilling the following conditions are supported:
    • The system environment for database services has to be supported by Oracle for the listed versions of Oracle Instant Client. The list of system environments that are supported by the listed versions of Oracle Instant Client can be taken from the Oracle product documentation (see document: Oracle Metalink Note 207303.1: “Client / Server / Interoperability Support Between Different Oracle Versions”).
    • The version of the Oracle database must exactly correspond to the version of the used and supported Oracle Instant Client.

Fabasoft Folio Backend Services

Operating System

Architecture

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 (x64)
or
Community ENTerprise Operating System 7.5 (x64)
Note: Oracle Database is not supported when using Community ENTerprise Operating System.

x64

Oracle Instant Client (when using Oracle Database)

Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (from 12.1.0.2.0) Instant Client for Linux x86-64

Software Requirements

Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment 8 Update 171 (JRE)

Database Services

Operating System

Architecture

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 (x64)

x64

Database

Oracle Database 12c Release 1 Enterprise Edition (from 12.1.0.2.0) for Linux x86-64 with RAC

x64

Operating System

Architecture

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 (x64)

x64

Database

PostgreSQL 9.5
Note: PostgreSQL 9.5.13 has been tested explicitly.

x64

Operating System

Architecture

Community ENTerprise Operating System 7.5 (x64)

x64

Database

PostgreSQL 9.5
Note: PostgreSQL 9.5.13 has been tested explicitly.

x64

Fabasoft Folio Web ServicesPermanent link for this heading

Operating System

Architecture

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 (x64)
or
Community ENTerprise Operating System 7.5 (x64)

x64

Software Requirements

Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment 8 Update 171 (JRE)

Fabasoft Folio Conversion ServicesPermanent link for this heading

The prerequisites for Fabasoft Folio Web Services as well as the following additional requirements have to be considered for the operation of a Fabasoft Folio Web Service as a Fabasoft Folio Conversion Service.

Software Requirements

GPL Ghostscript 9.06 (x64)

Conversion of LibreOffice documents:
LibreOffice 5.4.5 (x64)
Note: Conversion of Microsoft Office documents with LibreOffice is not supported.

Conversion of videos:
FFmpeg 3.4.2 (x64)

Conversion of CAD files (DWG, DXF):
QCAD 3.19 (x64)

Extracting meta data:
ExifTool 10.80 (x64)

Fabasoft Folio AT ServicesPermanent link for this heading

Operating System

Architecture

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 (x64)
or
Community ENTerprise Operating System 7.5 (x64)

x64

Software Requirements

Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment 8 Update 171 (JRE)

Conversion of videos:
FFmpeg 3.4.2 (x64)

Fabasoft iArchiveLink ServicesPermanent link for this heading

Operating System

Architecture

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 (x64)
or
Community ENTerprise Operating System 7.5 (x64)

x64

Software Requirements

Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment 8 Update 171 (JRE)

SAP ERP Central Component (ECC) 6.0

SAP Content Server HTTP Interface 4.7

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2017
and
SAP GUI for Windows 7.40
(Fabasoft Folio Web Client with supported Microsoft Windows operating system)

Fabasoft iArchivePermanent link for this heading

Applications and Software Requirements

Integration for EMC Centera

EMC² Centera with CentraStar v4.2.0

Integration for NetApp SnapLock

NetApp SnapLock with Data ONTAP 7G

Note: For the integration for EMC² Centera, the Centera SDK Version 3.3 is used. According to the EMC Support Matrix also versions can be used, mentioned in this matrix and supported from this SDK. But these versions are not tested explicitly.

Fabasoft Folio Web ClientPermanent link for this heading

Operating System

Architecture

Ubuntu 17.10 (with Xorg window system)

x64

Supported Workstations

Workstation C

Ubuntu 17.10

Mozilla Firefox 58.0 (x64)

The following optional third-party products are supported.

Applications and Software Requirements

Display of PDF contents

Document Viewer (version corresponding to supported operating system)

Integration for Mozilla Thunderbird

Mozilla Thunderbird 52.6

Integration for CalDAV

Mozilla Thunderbird 52.6 with Mozilla Lightning 5.4

Integration for LibreOffice

LibreOffice 5.4.5
Note: Document comparison is not supported.

LimitsPermanent link for this heading

  • A maximum of 10000 entries should be stored in an object list.
  • In the Fabasoft Folio Web Client object lists are displayed page by page with a recommended default value of 100 entries per page. This value can be changed if pre settings for all users are defined or if the user changes his or her individual settings, but higher values require more time for processing (server and client sided) and therefore should only be used in high-capacity systems.
  • The import of files in the attribute editor is carried out in a single transaction (also if several objects are selected and contents are sequentially imported in these objects via „Edit Properties“). The overall size of the imported data in Base64 coding has to be smaller than the configured maximum size of the request limit.

Fabasoft Integration for MindbreezePermanent link for this heading

Please note the specifications of Mindbreeze regarding system requirements.

Software Requirements

Fabasoft Mindbreeze Enterprise 2018
or
Mindbreeze InSpire 2018 Winter

Note: For the integration, the Mindbreeze SDK 2018 is used. According to the Mindbreeze software product information, also versions can be used, that are supported by this SDK. But these versions were not explicitly tested.

Fabasoft Integration for Fabasoft app.telemetryPermanent link for this heading

Software Requirements

Fabasoft app.telemetry 2018

Note: For the integration, the Fabasoft app.telemetry SDK 2018 is used. According to the Fabasoft app.telemetry software product information, also Fabasoft app.telemetry versions can be used, that are supported by this SDK. But these versions were not tested explicitly.

Support of Full-Text SearchPermanent link for this heading

Software Requirements

Full-Text Search in Contents

Fabasoft Mindbreeze Enterprise 2018
or
Mindbreeze InSpire 2018 Winter

Full-Text Search in Meta Data

Oracle Database 12c Release 1 Enterprise Edition (from 12.1.0.2.0) for Linux x86-64 with RAC
or
Fabasoft Mindbreeze Enterprise 2018
or
Mindbreeze InSpire 2018 Winter

Fabasoft E-ServicesPermanent link for this heading

Fabasoft E-Services support following portal server system environments:

Additionally to the listed reference system environments portal server are supported that support JSR 168 compliant portlets as well as the Java servlet 2.4 specification (or higher if backwards compatible to version 2.4).

Reference System Environment

Liferay Portal 7.0 CE GA5

Apache Tomcat 8.0.32

Oracle Java SE Runtime Environment 8 Update 171 (JRE)


Fabasoft E-Services support following client system environments:

Microsoft Windows Operating Systems

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0

Mozilla Firefox 58.0

Google Chrome 64.0

Linux Operating Systems

Mozilla Firefox 58.0

Apple macOS

Mozilla Firefox 58.0

Apple Safari 11.0

Google Chrome 64.0

Note: The Liferay Portal template must contain following entry: <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=8"/>.

Supported Platforms (Apple macOS Environment)Permanent link for this heading

Fabasoft Folio Web ClientPermanent link for this heading

Operating System

Architecture

Apple macOS 10.13

x64

Supported Workstations

Workstation E

Apple macOS 10.13

Apple Safari 11.0 (x64)
or
Mozilla Firefox 58.0 (x64)
or
Google Chrome 64.0 (x64)

The following optional third-party products are supported.

Applications and Software Requirements

Display of PDF contents

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Integration for Apple iWork

Apple Pages 6.3

Apple Numbers 4.3

Apple Keynote 7.3

Integration for CalDAV

Apple Calendar 10.0

Integration for LibreOffice

LibreOffice 5.4.5
Note: Mail merge and document comparison is not supported.

Integration for Microsoft Office for Mac

Microsoft Excel 2016 for Mac

Microsoft Outlook 2016 for Mac

Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Microsoft Word 2016 for Mac
Note: Mail merge is not supported.

Folio Folder

Local file system: HFS+ or APFS

Note: Each Folio Folder is assigned to exactly one user and workstation. Therefore it is not supported that several users synchronize in the same Folio Folder or that one user synchronizes from several workstations in the same Folio Folder.

Supported Platforms (Mobile Devices)Permanent link for this heading

Fabasoft Folio Web Client on Mobile DevicesPermanent link for this heading

Supported Workstations

Tablets/Phones with iOS 11.3
Apple Safari (version corresponding to the supported operating system)

Tablets/Phones with Android 7.0
Google Chrome 64.0 (setting: mobile version)

Following use cases are supported on the mentioned mobile workstations:

  • Read and edit meta data of objects
  • Read contents

Fabasoft Folio AppPermanent link for this heading

The Fabasoft Folio App 4.8.0 (Android) or 5.0.0 (iOS) can be used with the Folio versions from 2018 to 2016. The full functionality of the app is available with the current Folio version.

Supported Workstations

Tablets/Phones with iOS 11.3

Tablets/Phones with Android 7.0

Additional ConditionsPermanent link for this heading

  • The minimum hardware and software requirements for any future versions of this product may differ from the requirements of this version. 
  • A certain version of a third-party product integrated into any Fabasoft software product is supported by Fabasoft as long as the software product itself is supported by the third-party itself. For instance a particular version of an integrated Microsoft software product is only supported by Fabasoft until the date on which the Microsoft “Extended Support Phase” for this product version ends.
  • Third-party products that are required or supported by Fabasoft products, proper licensing and installation of them, necessary tests for product release as well as corresponding manufacturer support are not included in the scope of supply and services and therefore they are not subject to warranty of Fabasoft regarding functionality, mode of operation or features. Fabasoft is not responsible for errors or malfunction, which are caused by third-party software products and/or products that are not included in the scope of supply and services.
  • Fabasoft software products are only supported and tested on the mentioned reference system environments. In addition to the third-party product editions listed in the reference system environments the editions listed in chapter “Supported Editions of Third-Party Products” are supported but not tested.
  • The values for CPU, available RAM and free disk space are minimum requirements for a demo installation.
  • Fabasoft Folio Services are supported and tested on VMware vSphere 6.0 and KVM (based on the supported CentOS version).
  • The installation of Fabasoft Folio Services of different versions on a single computer is not supported.
  • A mixed environment of different versions of Fabasoft Folio Services and Fabasoft Folio client components is not supported.
  • A mixed environment of Fabasoft Folio Services on operating systems from different vendors (Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Linux or Community ENTerprise Operating System) is not supported.
    Fabasoft Folio Conversion Services are an exception. These have to run on Microsoft Windows or Linux corresponding to the document formats used and the third-party products necessary for it.
  • Fabasoft Folio defines an SELinux policy (for RHEL and CentOS) that provides access controls on operating system resources for Fabasoft Folio Services. The rules defined for a standard installation may need to be extended accordingly for project-specific use cases and configurations.
  • When using x64 Fabasoft Folio Services, Oracle Java has to be installed in a x64 version, too.
  • A conversion to PDF/A with GPL Ghostscript generates PDF/A-1b compatible documents. PDF/A-1a is not supported.
  • A conversion to PDF/A with LibreOffice Writer generates PDF/A-1a compatible documents.
  • A conversion with Adobe Acrobat can either only generate PDF documents or only generate PDF/A documents.
  • Only watched folders are supported for the conversion with Adobe Acrobat.
  • The opening of documents in WebDAV enabled applications via Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 (remote desktop mode) is supported.
  • Editing of Microsoft Office documents with LibreOffice and editing LibreOffice documents with Microsoft Office is not supported.
  • The contact synchronization requires Microsoft Outlook 2010, 2013 or 2016 and a supported Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  • Drag and drop functionality is only partially available for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Apple Safari.
  • Video and audio files are not playable on all supported web browsers depending on the format.
  • The BPMN editor provides only a read-only mode on mobile devices.
  • The Fabasoft Folio client components are only supported on operating systems for which they were developed. If a client component is provided for multiple operating systems, the functionality may vary depending on the operating system.
  • Using Fabasoft Folio Services on Linux, importing data from Microsoft Office Outlook in Fabasoft Folio objects of the “E-Mail (Microsoft Office Outlook)” object class is not supported.

Supported Editions of Third-Party ProductsPermanent link for this heading

Following editions of third-party products are supported. Explicitly tested are only those editions that are listed in the reference system environments.

  • The third-party product Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 is supported in the following editions: Essentials and Standard. The Datacenter edition is only supported in projects (the following values for CPU, available RAM and free disk space do not apply for Datacenter Edition).
  • The third-party product Microsoft Windows Server 2016 is supported in the following editions: Essentials and Standard. The Datacenter edition is only supported in projects (the following values for CPU, available RAM and free disk space do not apply for Datacenter Edition).
  • The third-party product Microsoft SQL Server 2014 SP2 is supported in the following editions: Standard, Enterprise and Business Intelligence.
  • The third-party product Microsoft SQL Server 2016 SP1 is supported in the following editions: Standard and Enterprise.
  • The third-party product Oracle Database 12c Release 1 is supported in the following editions: Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition.
  • The third-party product Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 is supported in the following editions: Enterprise and Ultimate.
  • The third-party product Microsoft Windows 8.1 is supported in the following editions: Pro and Enterprise.
  • The third-party product Microsoft Windows 10 is supported in the following editions: Pro and Enterprise.
  • The third-party product Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 (x64) is additionally supported in the following edition: Advanced Platform.

Authentication PossibilitiesPermanent link for this heading

Microsoft Windows System Environment

Following authentication possibilities are provided for Fabasoft Folio Web Services:

  • Kerberos (Microsoft Active Directory)
  • LDAP
  • Project-specific authentication (REMOTE_USER server variable)
    Note: Use cases that require password verification are not supported with project-specific authentication (e.g. electronic signature).
  • SAML 2.0
    When using this authentication method third-party products have to transfer the cookies for each request to the web server. Therefore the access via WebDAV is not supported. This authentication method implements the “SAML Web Browser SSO Profile”. “SAML AuthnRequest responses” must be signed, encryption is not supported.
    The following SAML identity providers are supported:
  • OAuth 2.0 Draft 25, Bearer Tokens Draft 18
    “Refresh Tokens” are not supported.

Linux System Environment

Following authentication possibilities are provided for Fabasoft Folio Web Services:

  • Kerberos (Microsoft Active Directory or MIT Key Distribution Center)
  • LDAP
  • Project-specific authentication (REMOTE_USER server variable)
    Note: Use cases that require password verification are not supported with project-specific authentication (e.g. electronic signature).
  • SAML 2.0
    When using this authentication method third-party products have to transfer the cookies for each request to the web server. Therefore the access via WebDAV is not supported. This authentication method implements the “SAML Web Browser SSO Profile”. “SAML AuthnRequest responses” must be signed, encryption is not supported.
    The following SAML identity providers are supported:
  • OAuth 2.0 Draft 25, Bearer Tokens Draft 18
    “Refresh Tokens” are not supported.

Minimum RequirementsPermanent link for this heading

Fabasoft Folio Services

Architecture

CPU

RAM

Disk Space

x64

2,0 GHz

4 GB

5 GB

Fabasoft Clients

Architecture

CPU

RAM

Disk Space

x64

1,6 GHz

1 GB

100 MB

LimitsPermanent link for this heading

Server Limits

  • A Fabasoft Folio Domain or tenant can consist of a maximum of 255 Fabasoft Folio COO Stores.
  • A Fabasoft Folio Backend Service can run a maximum of 10000 client connections at the same time.
  • A maximum of 2500 hits can be displayed at once in the Fabasoft Folio search GUI.
  • A maximum of 16 million objects can be created in a Fabasoft Folio Store.
  • A maximum of 65534 tenants can be created in a Fabasoft Folio Domain.
  • A maximum of 120 worker-threads can be created in a Fabasoft Folio Backend Service.

The specified limits can be reduced by operating system limitations.

Fabasoft Folio Kernel Limits

  • A Fabasoft Folio Kernel can run a maximum of 1000 service connections at the same time.
  • A Fabasoft Folio Kernel can process a maximum of 1000 open connections.
  • In one process a maximum of one Fabasoft Folio Kernel can run.
  • A Fabasoft Folio Kernel can run a maximum of 1024 threads.
  • A Fabasoft Folio Kernel can connect directly to a maximum of one Fabasoft Folio Domain.

The specified limits can be reduced by operating system limitations.

Recommended Limits

  • A maximum of 10000 entries should be stored in an object list.

Application Performance ManagementPermanent link for this heading

With Fabasoft app.telemetry a powerful tool for effective Application-Service-Level-Management and optimization of resources is provided.

Fabasoft app.telemetry collects detailed performance data from data flows and response time behavior (performance) for distributed software applications and facilitates the analysis of these data in the context of the respective operating steps (use cases). Fabasoft app.telemetry reproduces a user enquiry through servers and locations and collects detailed information about each involved application (service). Such information is, e.g., the execution time, the retention time within a service or item (query) and the duration of a database query. Thereby Fabasoft app.telemetry details the respective system path. This enables the service team to immediately identify critical points in terms of time.

Fabasoft app.telemetry also provides users with the unique possibility to report unsatisfactory system queries directly by using the Direct User Feedback-Button. The most recent queries are then automatically summarized and made available for immediate analysis.

Fabasoft app.telemetry raises the level of corporate efficiency through immediate identification of bottlenecks in the IT systems. Particularly complex and service-oriented architectures profit from the Fabasoft app.telemetry targeted identification of performance and resource bottlenecks, as they can be rapidly isolated and repaired.

The software also provides a complete overview of all performed queries. Data such as the query execution time are prepared jointly with application specific information and are available immediately for an analysis of the overall situation.

Fabasoft app.telemetry also performs classic system management functions. The software monitors cluster resources or services as well as observes SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) - values, performance data or availability checks. The product is also ideally integrated into a virtual environment with the support of a VMware ESX server.

Fabasoft app.telemetry SDK

Fabasoft app.telemetry SDK (Software Development Kit) provides a simple and quick-to-use interface for applications. It enables software developers to easily integrate their applications into the Fabasoft app.telemetry. Based on the Application Response Measurement Standards (ARM), information can also be easily transmitted from applications to Fabasoft app.telemetry.