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Technical Specifications

schooltool is scalable for any size district.

Our implementation team will work with you to determine exact needs based on district size and technology to ensure optimum performance.

Database Servers

Hardware Standard (up to 8,000 students) Advanced (over 8,000 students)
Processor Dual Xeon with 2 MB L2 cache, 64-bit Quad-core, 64-bit
Memory 4 GB or more At least twice the DB size to allow for growth, minimum of 8 GB
First RAID Container (OS, Swap File, Backup Staging Area) RAID 1 – 72 GB Six (6) 146GB 15K RPM drives. schooltool recommends using 2 of these drives as a mirror for the OS and using the remaining 4 drives in a RAID 5.
Second RAID Container (Transaction Logs) RAID 1 – 72 GB
Third RAID Container (Data Files) RAID 5 – Three (3) 36 GB Drives
Operating System Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, or 2012 R2 Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, or 2012 R2
SQL Server SQL Server 2008 R2, 2012, 2014, or 2016 SQL Server 2008 R2, 2012, 2014 or 2016

Web Servers

Hardware Minimum Requirements
Processor Dual Xeon with 2 MB L2 cache
Memory 2 GB
OS, Swap File, Web Application 40 GB ATA Hard Drive
NICs 10/100/1000 Network Cards
Operating System Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, or 2012 R2

Report Servers

Hardware Minimum Requirements
Processor Dual Xeon with 2 MB L2 cache
Memory 2 GB
OS, Swap File, Web Application (First RAID Container) RAID 1 – 72 GB
NIC 10/100/1000 Network Card
Operating System Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, or 2012 R2

End-User Workstations

schooltool supports the following browsers:

  • Windows: Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer 11 (32-bit versions only)
  • Mac: Safari 5.0 or higher
  • Google Chrome version 40 or higher
  • Mozilla Firefox version 35 or higher

An ActiveX Print Control must be installed on all Internet Explorer clients that will require printing of reports. Users will be prompted to install this Print Control add-on the first time they attempt to print from the report viewer if it has not already been installed. Please note that 64-bit versions of Internet Explorer do not support this print control.

The Mobile version of schooltool is available on all recent mobile devices that support web browsing. Devices that have been tested include, but are not limited to: Apple (iPhone, iPad, iPod), Android (multiple hardware configurations), BlackBerry (operating systems 4.6.x and higher), and Palm OS. Some older devices that use non-HTML methods for interpreting pages may not function properly (there are few of these).