MyQ Print Server - Standalone mode

MyQ Print Server HW requirements up to 600 devices:


1-10
devices

11-100
devices

101-300
devices

301-600
devices

CPU*

3

4

6

8

RAM

6GB

8GB

12GB

14GB

Storage space

30GB

33GB - 350 GB

380GB - 1T 

1,4T - 2T

*Credit/Quota needs + 1 CPU.
CPU = number of virtual CPUs with frequency 3,5GHz (calculated with AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X 3,5GHz).

Valid for a typical use case:

  • Print job spooling via Windows spooler or directly to MyQ print queue

  • Integrated Firebird database - installed automatically

  • Activated Job Parser

  • Activated Job Archiving

  • High number of Office documents printed via email/web/mobile

  • Use of MyQ Desktop Client or

    • Use of MyQ Smart Job Manager

    • Use of MyQ Smart Print Services

  • Watermarks used in queues

  • Heavy usage of MyQ API

  • 170 users per device (up to 100 000 users total)

  • Heavy printing

  • 30% active user sessions at once

  • Embedded terminal installed on all devices

Recommendations:

  • Install Windows updates out of working hours.

MyQ Print Server - Site mode (Central Server & Site Servers architecture) 

Site servers HW requirements up to 30 000 devices:


1-10
devices

11-100
devices

101-300
devices

301-600
devices

601 - 30 000
devices

CPU

5

6

8

10

10

RAM

6GB

8GB

12GB

14GB

14GB

Minimum number of servers

1x Central server
1x Site server

1x Central server
1x Site server

1x Central server
1x Site server

1x Central server
1x Site server

1x Central server
More Site servers with max 600 devices each

Storage space

30GB

33GB - 350GB

380GB - 1T

1,4T - 2 T

2T per 600 devices

CPU = number of virtual CPUs with frequency 3,5 GHz (calculated with AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X 3,5GHz).

For the MyQ Central Server HW specification, check the MyQ Central Server guide.

Valid for a typical use case:

  • Print job spooling via Windows spooler or directly to MyQ print queue

  • Integrated Firebird database - installed automatically

  • Activated Job Parser

  • Activated Credit Accounting

  • Activated Quota

  • Activated Job Archiving

  • High number of Office documents printed via email/web/mobile

  • Use of MyQ Desktop Client or

    • Use of MyQ Smart Job Manager

    • Use of MyQ Smart Print Services

  • Watermarks used in queues

  • Heavy usage of MyQ API

  • 170 users per device (up to 100 000 users total)

  • Heavy printing

  • 30% active user sessions at once

  • Embedded terminal installed on all devices

  • User synchronization from Central Server

  • Data replication to Central Server

Recommendations:

  • Install Windows updates out of working hours.

Storage:

The MyQ Print Server installation files are approximately 700MB.

The annual printing volume for 1 printer is approximately 10,000 jobs; it is possible to multiply this value for the particular number of printers.

MyQ data folder (jobs, main database, and log database increasing):

10k jobs

100k jobs

1M jobs

35GB

300GB

3,5 T

Counted for jobs with 2,9MB size.

By default, jobs are deleted every 7 days.

The Job archiving feature needs additional free space in data storage due to used configuration.

A dedicated disk for MyQ Data storage (jobs, main database and log database) is recommended.

During upgrades of the MyQ Print Server system, the actual size of the MyQ installation on the server (including MyQ database) may temporarily grow up to four times.
The size of the MyQ database depends on the size and complexity of your printing environment (number of users, printing devices, sent jobs etc.).

Storage performance:

  • minimum 100 IOPS required.

  • RAID data storage supported.

  • for systems with a large number of direct queues, it is strongly recommended using SSD.

MyQ Desktop Client:

If there are more than 100 client computers using MyQ Desktop Client (or MyQ Smart Job Manager and/or MyQ Smart Print Services), the MyQ Print Server requires 2+ CPU cores just for the MyQ Desktop Client operations. The recommended configuration may vary according to the system load.

Recommended no. of users and groups:

Users: up to 100,000 (30,000 - 60,000 per one synchronizing line). Depends on the length and number of fields for synchronization.
Groups: up to 40,000/10 tree levels (group in group in group). Each user can be in up to 50 groups.

Operating System:

Windows Server 2012/2012 R2/2016/2019/2022, with all the latest updates; only 64bit OS supported.
Windows 8.1/10/11**, with all the latest updates; only 64bit OS supported. Be aware of the connection limit of up to 20 clients (Windows EULA).

Additional software required:

**For the trouble-free running of the machine, it is strongly recommended using a Windows Server
operating system.

Web browser:

  • Microsoft Edge 17 or higher (Recommended)

  • Google Chrome 72 or higher

  • Opera 12 or higher

  • Mozilla Firefox 65 or higher

  • Safari 12 or higher

  • Internet Explorer is no longer supported

Security:

DigiCert Global Root CA certificate (required for Installation Key license activation) → https://www.digicert.com/kb/digicert-root-certificates.htm#roots
It should be included by default in the latest updated Windows versions.
Supported Public Key Infrastructure for asymmetric cryptography.

MyQ installation in Private cloud:

MyQ can also be installed in Private Cloud. For requirements and further details, see Installation in Private Cloud.

Limitations:

  • To make sure that the MyQ system runs smoothly, you need to set an exception for MyQ in your antivirus setup.

  • MyQ should not be installed on a Domain Controller.

MyQ and Easy Cluster

Since MyQ Print Server 8.1.5+, Easy Cluster has been removed from the installation package. It is now offered as a separate package, available for download in the MyQ Community portal. Be aware that an old version of the 1.0.2t OpenSSL library is included in that package.

For further information, check the MyQ Easy Cluster guide.