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Hardware requirements for IGSS Servers

The following minimum and recommended hardware requirements are applicable to IGSS servers and dualized IGSS servers.

In general, IGSS servers require large and fast harddrives in order to store large amounts of process data rapidly while IGSS operator stations require a generous amount of RAM, computing power (Processor) and it is highly recommended to install a dedicated graphics card in order to improve display and processing performance.

Minimum Hardware requirements

Processor
Pentium 2.0 Ghz equivalent or faster.
RAM
See Operating system requirements.
Disk space (minimum)

1.5 Gigabytes for the IGSS installation.

IGSS data storage will necessitate additional storage capacity, depending on the storage requirement of the IGSS configuration.

Graphics card

Support for true color graphics (minimum 24 bit).

Shared graphics card, at least 512 graphics RAM accessible. In general, the more allocated graphics RAM the better. Preferably a dedicated graphics card.

Connectivity

At least one free parallel or USB port must be available for the IGSS hard-lock dongle for licensed systems.

Soft-locks for IGSS installations (an alternative to hard-locks) are available for IGSS version 9 and above.


Recommended Hardware requirements

Processor
Intel Core i3 processor equivalent or faster.
RAM
8 Gigabyte.
Disk space (minimum)

1.5 Gigabytes for the IGSS installation.

IGSS data storage will necessitate additional storage capacity, depending on the storage requirement of the IGSS configuration.

Graphics card

Support for true color graphics (minimum 24 bit).

Dedicated graphics card with at least 1 gigabyte graphics RAM accessible. The more RAM, the better.

Preferably a dedicated graphics card.

Note that many server computers are not shipped with powerful graphics cards by default.

Connectivity Free parallel or USB port available for IGSS hard-lock dongle.


Software requirements

The following software requirements are applicable to IGSS servers and dualized IGSS servers.

Operating System
32 bit & 64 bit versions of:
  • Windows 2016 Server
  • Windows 10 (IGSS 11 and newer)
  • Windows 8.1 (IGSS 10 and newer)
  • Windows 2012 Datacenter (All service packs)
  • Windows 2012 Essentials (All service packs)
  • Windows 7 (All service packs)
  • Windows 2010 Server (All service packs)
  • Windows 2008 Server (All service packs)
  • Windows Vista (All service packs)
.NET Framework
.Net Framework version 4.5 is required to install an IGSS server.


Optional Software

The following software can be installed on IGSS servers and dualized IGSS servers but is not required for normal process monitoring.

If you expect to take advantage of specific IGSS functionality, such as Audit Trail and Custom Reports as well as saving IGSS data to a common, accessible platform, you must install the software listed below.

Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Required if you want to use Audit Trail and save IGSS data to a common accessible platform.
Microsoft SQL Server Express
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express 2005
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express 2008
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express 2008 R2
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express 2012
Required if you want to use Audit Trail and save IGSS data to a common accessible platform.

The MS SQL Server Express program has the following database size limitations:
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express 2005: 2 GB
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express 2008: 4 GB
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express 2008 R2: 10 GB
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express 2012: 10 GB
Microsoft Office 32 bit versions only
  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Microsoft Office 2013
Required if you need to design custom reports, send data to Excel, attach reports to-mail messages and run IGSS Real-Time Data, otherwise optional.



IGSS Operator Stations

The following minimum and recommended hardware requirements are applicable to IGSS servers and dualized IGSS servers.

These requirements are relevant for standard IGSS operator stations. Single-user back up operator stations with or without distributed drivers will have slightly increased requirements with regards to data storage and connectivity.

Minimum Hardware requirements

Processor
Pentium 1.0 Ghz equivalent or faster.
RAM
See Operating system requirements.
Disk space (minimum)

1.5 Gigabytes for the IGSS installation.

Single-user back up operator stations with or without distributed drivers must have sufficient data storage capacity to contain process data.

Graphics card

Support for true color graphics (minimum 24 bit).

Shared graphics card, at least 512 graphics RAM accessible.  Preferably a dedicated graphics card.

Connectivity

None.

Single-user back up operator stations with distributed drivers must have at least one free parallel or USB port available for a IGSS hard-lock dongle.


Recommended Hardware requirements

Processor
Intel Core i3 processor equivalent or faster.
RAM
8 Gigabyte.
Disk space (minimum)

1.5 Gigabytes for the IGSS installation.

IGSS data storage will necessitate additional storage capacity, depending on the storage requirement of the IGSS configuration.

Graphics card

Support for true color graphics (minimum 24 bit).

Dedicated graphics card with at least 1 gigabyte graphics RAM accessible. The more RAM, the better.

Preferably a dedicated graphics card.

Note that many server computers are not shipped with powerful graphics cards by default.

Connectivity

Free parallel or USB port available for IGSS hard-lock dongle.

For Single-User Back-up Operator Stations with Distributed Driver only.

Normal Operator Stations and Operator Stations with Distributed Drivers do not require hard-lock dongles installed.

Software requirements

The following software requirements are applicable to IGSS operator stations

Operating System
32 bit & 64 bit versions of:
  • Windows 10 (IGSS 11 and newer) 
  • Windows 8.1 (IGSS 10 and newer)
  • Windows 2012 Datacenter (All service packs)
  • Windows 2012 Essentials (All service packs)
  • Windows 7 (All service packs)
  • Windows 2010 Server (All service packs)
  • Windows 2008 Server (All service packs)
  • Windows Vista (All service packs)
.NET Framework
.Net Framework version 4.5 is required to install an IGSS server.

Optional Software

The following software can be installed on IGSS oerator stations but is not required for normal process monitoring.

Microsoft Office 32 bit versions only
  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Microsoft Office 2013
Required if you need to design custom reports, send data to Excel, attach reports to-mail messages and run IGSS Real-Time Data, otherwise optional.