When planning your installation, Citrix recommends that you allow at least an additional 2 GB of RAM for StoreFront over and above the requirements of any other products installed on the server. The subscription store service requires a minimum of 5 MB disk space, plus approximately 8 MB for every 1000 application subscriptions. All other hardware specifications must meet the minimum requirements for the installed operating system.
Citrix has tested and provides support for StoreFront installations on the following platforms.
Upgrading the operating system version on a server running StoreFront is not supported. Citrix recommends that you install StoreFront on a new installation of the operating system. All the servers in a multiple server deployment must run the same operating system version with the same locale settings. StoreFront server groups containing mixtures of operating system versions and locales are not supported. While a server group can contain a maximum of five servers, from a capacity perspective based on simulations, there is no advantage of server groups containing more than three servers. All servers in a server group must reside in the same location.
Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) and Microsoft .NET Framework are required on the server. If either of these prerequisites is installed but not enabled, the StoreFront installer enables them before installing the product. Windows PowerShell and Microsoft Management Console, which are both default components of Windows Server, must be installed on the web server before you can install StoreFront. The relative path to StoreFront in IIS must be the same on all the servers in a group.
StoreFront uses the following ports for communications. Ensure your firewalls and other network devices permit access to these ports.
StoreFront supports both pure IPv6 networks and dual-stack IPv4/IPv6 environments.