Installation tips and requirements

You have to take into consideration a few security points in order to get all the benefits of WAPT:

  • if you are familiar with Linux, we advise you to install WAPT Server directly on CentOS following the security recommendations of French ANSSI or the recommendations of your state cyberdefense agency.

  • although the WAPT Server is not designed to be a sensitive asset, we recommend it to be installed on a dedicated machine (physical or virtual)

Attention

In all steps of the documentation, you will not use any accent or special characters for:

  • user logins

  • path to the private key and the certificate bundle

  • the CN

  • the installation path for WAPT

  • group names

  • the name of hosts or the the name of the server

  • the path to the folder C:\waptdev

Hardware recommendations

The WAPT Server can be installed either on a virtual server or a physical server.

RAM and CPU recommendations are:

Size of the network

CPU

RAM

From 0 to 200 desktops

2 CPU

2024 Mio

From 200 desktops onward

4 CPU

4096 Mio

A minimum of 10GB of free space is necessary for the system, the database and log files. For better performance, Tranquil IT recommends the database to be stored on fast storage, such as SSD drives or PCIe-based solid-state drives.

The overall disk requirement will depend on the number and size of your WAPT packages (software) that you will store on your main repository, 30GB is a good start. It is not strictly required to store WAPT packages on fast drives.

Finally, we have knowledge of users with servers equipped with multiple 10Gbps networking interfaces deploying at full speed massive Katia, National Instruments and Solidworks update packages on their LAN. Yes, WAPT can be real fast !

Configuring the Organization’s DNS for WAPT

Note

DNS configuration is not strictly required, but it is very strongly recommended.

In order to make make your WAPT setup easier to manage, it is strongly recommended to configure the DNS server to include A field or CNAME field as below:

  • srvwapt.mydomain.lan

  • wapt.mydomain.lan

Replace mydomain.lan with your network’s DNS suffix.

These DNS fields will be used by WAPT agents to locate the WAPT Server and their WAPT repositories closest to them.

Configuring DNS entries in Microsoft RSAT.

  • The A field must point to the WAPT Server IP address;

Configuration of the A field in Windows RSAT

Configuration of the A field in Windows RSAT

You can now install the WAPT Server on your favorite operating system: