Crash Magic v4.5 technical requirements
Crash Magic may be licensed as “hosted” or “local install”. When hosted, the only requirements for use of the software are a modern browser. This article describes the hardware and software requirements for a “local install”.
Crash Magic is the newest generation of crash records analysis tools from Pd’ Programming, Inc.
It follows the successful Intersection Magic crash records analysis software created in 1987, and used by thousands of engineers in city, county and state DOT offices across the country.
This new tool is server based. It runs under MS Windows IIS, connected to an SQL database. Users connect via a web browser on a local intranet or across the Internet.
Note: The system may also be installed as a Windows Service.
As a server-based product, Crash Magic has different requirements than our desktop systems. Performance will be dependent on factors including server speed, database speed, network speed as well as proper configuration and maintenance of the databases used.
Server Operating Systems
Crash Magic requires connections to one or more databases as described below. Crash Magic provides scripts for and enforces schema and index requirements for its SYStem tables automatically. Pd’ Programming does not provide support for any other database creation, maintenance, or backups which should be provided by the hosting agency’s qualified DBA’s.
Crash Magic requires two types of database connections:
Logins, security and connection pooling:
This system has been developed and tested around the following systems, and all of them function properly:
Note: Development and primary testing are done on Microsoft SQL Server 2019. Secondary and Beta testing are performed on Oracle 19c and PostgreSQL v15.
“EOS”: End of standard support date provided by manufacturer. Systems past their EOS date will have limited support.
“client tested”: Has been run successfully on client systems, but not tested in house.
“untested”: Not tested, but expected to work. Will be tested as needed/requested.
Crash Magic has several optional pieces of functionality that utilize ESRI components. At this time, ArcGIS Server with REST services exposed is required to be provided by the client. ArcGIS Online is not yet supported:
The required hardware is dependent on the number of simultaneous users of the system. The spec’s below are intended for a basic installation supporting ~15 simultaneous logins. These specs also assume that Crash Magic is the only software using these resources. If other software is installed on the server, its requirements should be added to these.
Note: While it is possible to install the system and/or crash database on the same server/VM, it is not recommended as both processes will be active at the same time during each request.
Crash Magic generally supports the most current version of all modern browsers:
Software provided for installation
Items not provided except by contract
*Configuration files are generally purchased from Pd’ Programming, but may be prepared by client if desired
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