Shop Floor Insight requires a Windows service that supplies the website for the scanning stations on the shop floor. These scanning stations connect to this service, which connect to Business Central/Dynamics NAV. The Windows service can often be installed on the same server as Dynamics NAV/Dynamics 365 Business Central as its footprint is low. It is typical to have this Windows service deployed On-Premise where you have high network availability between the scanning stations to the server to Business Central/NAV.
If using Azure Windows Servers, ensure to use a good VPN between the site to the cloud, a sufficient whitelist, or other sufficient security.
When provisioning an empty Azure Windows Server for this portion, the Standard_B2ms as a technical minimum, with Standard_B4ms template being recommended, is sufficient.
These standard Azure templates typically translate into:
- Windows Server 2019 (or newer)
- Minimum 16 GB RAM (or more)
- Dual core 2.3 GHz CPU (or more)
- 8 GB available disk space (after all other OS and other system requirements)
These are general guidelines.