YES. First decide where the Phoenix™ SQL database will reside. Phoenix™ will install a free version of Microsoft®’s SQL Server Express 2005 on the same machine as the Phoenix™, if desired, or point Phoenix™ at an existing installation of Microsoft®’s SQL Server (Standard or Enterprise versions 2005/2008) already installed on a machine within the company network.
Next, decide where the Phoenix™ Service Engine component will be installed. This component must not only have direct access to the SQL Server for database management, but must also have connection-point access to each fuel site that will be managed. This can be done using a serial COM port if direct connections are required, an installed Windows® modem for dial-up access or TCP/IP connectivity using the company LAN. (Due to security issues, public Internet access to fuel site controllers and tank gauges is not recommended).
Finally, because Phoenix™ is a Web-enabled application, the PC chosen for Phoenix™ installation must have Internet Information Services (IIS) enabled and must be securely managed behind a corporate firewall. Phoenix™ will enable IIS if needed during installation.
Note for Current Phoenix™ for Windows® Users: After installing Phoenix™ SQL, there is a database migration utility that will import existing Phoenix™ for Windows® data. Once complete, depending on how Phoenix™ is used, some modifications may need to be made to the imported data with respect to Accounts and their associated Cards.