Before we get started, it is important to understand the various components that Flow consists of. Flow is made up of installed components, deployed components and plug-in components.
- Flow Bootstrap – communication between all Flow components and modules
- Flow Config – configuration environment, create events, measures, calculations, monitor system
- Flow Client – manual entry of data, validate and update data where required
- Flow Platform – coordination between components in a Flow System
- Flow Engine – automatic data source retrieval, calculation execution and limit evaluation
- Flow Client Server – communication between the Flow System and Flow Client
- Flow Report Server – Web-based Report and Dashboard Server
- Flow Database – Microsoft SQL Server database to structure and store the Flow System’s data. A Microsoft SQL Server installation is required in order to deploy a new Flow System.
|The Flow System can be installed as a “stand-alone” system on a single machine, or it can be installed as a distributed system across multiple machines. A distributed system could be used for large systems where engine load balancing is required.|