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Hardware Requirements

Single or Client Computers

The following hardware specifications are recommended if you are using Salon Iris on one computer in your business. Follow these specifications for the Solo, Standard, and Professional editions of Salon Iris. For adequate performance to run the software, please follow at least the minimum hardware specifications. For optimal performance, please follow at least the recommended hardware specifications.

Single or Client Computers
Item Minimum Recommended
Processor Recent Intel Core i3 or Ryzen 3 @ 3.1Ghz or Better Recent Intel Core i5 or Ryzen 5 @ 3.3Ghz or Better
Memory  6.0 GB 8.0 GB
Free Hard Drive Space 4.0 GB 6.0 GB
Internet Connection 30 Mbps 50 Mbps
Operating System Windows 10, (32 or 64-bit, all editions), Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008/R2, Windows Server 2003/R2, Windows Server 2016
Screen Resolution 1980×1080 pixel minimum resolution required
Note: DaySmart Salon software will run on any PC or laptop that meets the requirements listed, above. Salon Iris software will also run on a Mac computer if the Mac has Boot Camp or is running a Windows emulator such as Parallels or VMWare Fusion.

 

Server Computer in Network

The following server specifications are for the server computer holding your database. You will have a server computer if you are using the Multi-Computer or Multi-Location edition of Salon Iris software. For all other computers in the network, follow specifications for “Single or Client Computers.”

Server computer in network
Item Minimum Recommended
Processor Recent Intel Core i5 or Ryzen 5 @ 3.3Ghz or Better Recent Intel Core i7 or Ryzen 7 @ 3Ghz or Better
Memory 8.0 GB 10.0 GB
Free Hard Drive Space 4.0 GB 6.0 GB
Internet Connection 30 Mbps 50 Mbps
Operating System Windows 10, (32 or 64-bit, all editions), Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008/R2, Windows Server 2003/R2, Windows Server 2016
Screen Resolution 1980×1080 pixel minimum resolution required
Note: DaySmart Salon software will run on any PC or laptop that meets the requirements listed, above. Salon Iris software will also run on a Mac computer if the Mac has Boot Camp or is running a Windows emulator such as Parallels or VMWare Fusion.

Multiple Locations

When running Salon Iris from multiple locations, each location will have a server and one or more client computers on the local network. All locations must be connected to the Internet, and be using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to share files and information between the locations.

For each location, follow the specifications listed under “Server Computer” for the computer holding the database (one per location), and the rest of the computers at each location (clients) should follow the specifications listed under “Single or Client Computer.” However, when using Salon Iris at multiple locations, you must have a full-time Internet connection at each location.