Prerequisites for Infrastructure - Installation - Security - Rights

Version 1.2 - Updated 7-Jul-2021

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1.    Introduction

This document provides prerequisites regarding Hardware, Software, Network, Security and Rights aspect for a proper CAST installation on site.

  • The server shall be installed on Client’s site and will be available through a VPN access for CAST users.

2.    Service level agreement

Cast will operate the platform and 2 types of operation will be executed.

  • Cast users will operate during open hours from 8:30am to 6:30pm
  • Automated treatment and batches last several days, in case of server interruption, those treatments and batches should be restarted from the beginning.

Server’s availability & users:

  • Server must be available 100% time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during analysis time.
  • No down time, no restart!
  • For 2 simultaneous Cast users minimum

The client agrees to carry out requests for intervention on the server from CAST within a maximum period of one hour from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm from Monday to Friday.

3.    CAST AIP Infrastructure

·       Logical Infrastructure


 The Production CAST AIP Environment will required one server :

  • CAST recommends the following Hardware Requirements:
  • Windows Server 2019 or Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz or Intel Xeon, 2.6 GHz
  • 512 GB SSD Hard Drive Disk
  • 24GB RAM minimum to 64GB


The following CAST Software listed in the links above shall be downloaded on a specific folder:

Specific Windows Configuration (ie:LongPaths)


Other software required (x64) will be available on a specific zip made by CAST

·        JRE 8 (x64)

·        NetFramework 4.6

·        NotePad++

·        7zip

·        Firefox/Chrome

·        DBeaver

·        Apache Tomcat

·        KYT libraries

·        Flat Eclipse Neon

·        Flat Python

·        WinMerge/Kdiff3

·        Cygwin

·        TotalCommander

·        Docker

·        IntelliJ IDEA


Security & Rights aspects :

  • Server should be available through RDP - Remote Desktop Protocol
  • A secure VPN access for the Server is needed for Cast Users with copy/paste rights.
  • The user must have Administrator privileges to install all the CAST softwares.
  • The user must be able to start/stop/restart services.
  • The user must have extended writing rights (%ProgramData% / %Temp% / %AppData%)
  • Access to Client Source Code on a specific folder.

Minimum URL access :

Open Ports : 8080 ; 8081 ; 2282 ; 2284

7.    Annexes

The following diagram shows the interaction between AIP Console and the main CAST Components. It also shows the flow from the source code delivery, the “on boarding” analysis part, to the snapshot and Dashboard data consumption.