The following section lists the requirements for running the MSIB application.

System Requirements for MSIB with the Navigator Service

Following are the minimum requirements for installing MSIB for use with FDD Navigator.

Operating System: Windows 10 and Windows 11-64 bit or Windows Server 2012, 2016 or 2019 in physical or virtual machines.

.NET Framework: Version 8.0.3

Browser Support: Chrome or Mozilla Firefox current versions.

Hard Drive: MSIB will utilize 100 MB minimum; see Buffering Limits section for additional needs related to buffering.

Memory: The minimum PC or server will need to be a dual core with 16 GB RAM. MSIB needs 100 MB minimum available RAM to run. For the best performance, plan for 150 MB of RAM for every 1,000 points. For example, if you plan to poll 1,000 points, MSIB will use 150 MB, and if you plan to poll 5,000, MSIB will use 750 MB. With 25,000 points, MSIB will use 4 GB of RAM.

Network Support:

  • Sits on the same network as the field panels.
  • MSIB can use either an IP connection with a static IP address or can use node names resolved by a DNS server.
  • Internet access to Navigator.
  • MSIB can co-exist with Insight and Navigator Software Proxy

System Requirements for MSIB with the Building Twin Service

Following are the minimum requirements for installing MSIB for use with Building Twin.

Operating System: Windows 10-64 bit or Windows Server 2012, 2016 or 2019 in physical or virtual machines.

.NET Framework: Version 8.0.3

Browser Support: Chrome or Mozilla Firefox current versions (tested Chrome: 75.0.3770.90 and Firefox: 68.01).

Hard Drive: MSIB will utilize 100 MB minimum; see Buffering Limits section for additional needs related to buffering.

Memory: The minimum PC or server will need to be a dual core with 16 GB RAM. MSIB needs 100 MB minimum available RAM to run. For the best performance, plan for 150 MB of RAM for every 1,000 points. For example, if you plan to poll 1,000 points, MSIB will use 150 MB, and if you plan to poll 5,000, MSIB will use 750 MB. With 25,000 points, MSIB will use 4 GB of RAM.

Security: Requires TLS (Transport Layer Security) certificates created by a member of the Building Twin support team.

Network Support:

  • Sits on the same network as the field panels.
  • MSIB can use either an IP connection with a static IP address or can use node names resolved by a DNS server.
  • Internet access to AWS.

System Requirements for MSIB with the Data Center Hub Service

Following are the minimum requirements for installing MSIB for use with Data Center Hub.

Operating System: Windows 10-64 bit or Windows Server 2012, 2016 or 2019 in physical or virtual machines.

.NET Framework: Version 8.0.3

Browser Support: Chrome or Mozilla Firefox current versions.

Hard Drive: MSIB will utilize 100 MB minimum; see Buffering Limits section for additional needs related to buffering.

Memory: The minimum PC or server will need to be a dual core with 16 GB RAM. MSIB needs 100 MB minimum available RAM to run. For the best performance, plan for 150 MB of RAM for every 1,000 points. For example, if you plan to poll 1,000 points, MSIB will use 150 MB, and if you plan to poll 5,000, MSIB will use 750 MB. With 25,000 points, MSIB will use 4 GB of RAM.

Network Support:

  • Sits on the same network as the field panels.
  • MSIB can use either an IP connection with a static IP address or can use node names resolved by a DNS server.
  • Internet access to AWS.
  • MSIB can co-exist with Insight

System Requirements for MSIB with the BACnet Proxy Service

Following are the minimum requirements for installing MSIB for use with BACnet Proxy Service.

Operating System: Windows 10-64 bit or Windows Server 2012, 2016 or 2019 in physical or virtual machines.

.NET Framework: Version 8.0.3

Browser Support: Chrome or Mozilla Firefox current versions.

Hard Drive: MSIB will utilize 100 MB minimum.

Network Support: The BACnet UDP port must be dedicated to this solution. If the UDP is needed for other BACnet communication, it must be on separate hardware or an alternate BACnet UDP port must be used.

System Requirements for MSIB with the BACnet Server (Read Only) Service

Following are the minimum requirements for installing MSIB for use with BACnet Server (Read Only) Service.

Operating System: Windows 10-64 bit or Windows Server 2012 in physical or virtual machines.

.NET Framework: Version 8.0.3

Browser Support: Chrome or Mozilla Firefox current versions.

Hard Drive: MSIB will utilize 100 MB minimum.

Network Support: The BACnet UDP port must be dedicated to this solution. If the UDP is needed for other BACnet communication, it must be on separate hardware.

MSIB does not act as a BBMD, so either an external BBMD in another device must be used or MSIB must reside on the same subnet as the device reading the MSIB BACnet data.

System Requirements for MSIB with NOAA Weather Service

Following are the minimum requirements for installing MSIB for use with NOAA Weather Service:

Operating System: Windows 10-64 bit or Windows Server 2012, 2016 or 2019 in physical or virtual machines.

.NET Framework: Version 8.0.3

Browser Support: Chrome or Mozilla Firefox current versions.

Hard Drive: MSIB will utilize 100 MB minimum.

Network Support: Internet access to NOAA.

MSIB does not act as a BBMD, so either an external BBMD in another device must be used or MSIB must reside on the same subnet as the device reading the MSIB BACnet data.

System Requirements for MSIB with SQL Service

Following are the minimum requirements for installing MSIB for use with SQL Configuration Service:

Operating System: Windows 10-64 bit or Windows Server 2012, 2016 or 2019 in physical or virtual machines.

.NET Framework: Version 8.0.3

Browser Support: Chrome or Mozilla Firefox current versions.

Hard Drive: MSIB will utilize 100 MB minimum.

Network Support:

  • Sits on the same network as the field panels.
  • Sits on the same network or can route to the network as the SQL Server.
  • MSIB can use either an IP connection with a static IP address or can use node names resolved by a DNS server.

System Requirements for MSIB with HL7 Service

Following are the minimum requirements for installing MSIB for use with HL7 Service:

Operating System: Windows 10-64 bit or Windows Server 2012, 2016 or 2019 in physical or virtual machines.

.NET Framework: Version 8.0.3

Browser Support: Chrome or Mozilla Firefox current versions.

Hard Drive: MSIB will utilize 100 MB minimum.

Network Support:

  • Network access to the HL7 system.
  • HL7 only utilizes BACnet server mode, the BACnet UDP port must be dedicated to this solution. If the UDP is needed for other BACnet communication, it must be on separate hardware or an alternate BACnet UDP port must be used.
  • MSIB does not act as a BBMD, so either an external BBMD in another device must be used or MSIB must reside on the same subnet as the device reading the MSIB BACnet data.

System Requirements for MSIB with SMUD CAISO API Service

Following are the minimum requirements for installing MSIB for use with MSIB SMUD CAISO API Service:

Operating System: Windows 10-64 bit or Windows Server 2012, 2016 or 2019 in physical or virtual machines.

.NET Framework: Version 8.0.3

Browser Support: Chrome or Mozilla Firefox current versions.

Hard Drive: MSIB will utilize 100 MB minimum.

Network Support:

  • Internet access to SMUD.
  • If using non-BACnet server mode, MSIB must reside on the same network as the field panels that are accepting SMUD data from MSIB.
  • If using BACnet server mode, the BACnet UDP port must be dedicated to this solution. If the UDP is needed for other BACnet communication, it must be on separate hardware or an alternate BACnet UDP port must be used.
  • MSIB does not act as a BBMD, so either an external BBMD in another device must be used or MSIB must reside on the same subnet as the device reading the MSIB BACnet data.

System Requirements for MSIB with PRT 2.0 Service

Following are the minimum requirements for installing MSIB for use with PRT 2.0 Service:

Operating System: Windows 10-64 bit or Windows Server 2012, 2016 or 2019 in physical or virtual machines.

.NET Framework: Version 8.0.3

Browser Support: Chrome or Mozilla Firefox current versions.

Hard Drive: MSIB will utilize 100 MB minimum.

Network Support:

  • Internet access to AWS.
  • Sits on the same network as the field panels.
  • MSIB can use either an IP connection with a static IP address or can use node names resolved by a DNS server.

Security

See the section titled Applying Certificate and Key Files for information concerning HTTPS auto-generated, self-signed certificates and key files.