System Requirements

To ensure a stable and good performance within IGSS server, we recommend the use of server software, server hardware and the use of CPU with few powerful cores, instead of using many cores with less power.

In general when working with large configurations, it is also highly recommended to install a dedicated graphics card in order to improve display and processing performance.

Hardware requirements for IGSS Servers

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

  • Minimum Hardware requirements
  • Recommended Hardware requirements
  • Software requirements
  • Optional Software
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.

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.

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

Operating System

The following software requirements are applicable for operating system to 32 bit & 64 bit versions of:

  • Windows 2019 Server
  • Windows 2016 Server
  • Windows 10 (IGSS11 and newer)
  • Windows 2012 Datacenter (All service packs)
  • Windows 2012 Essentials (All service packs)
  • Windows 2010 Server (All service packs)
RAM

.Net Framework version 3.5 and 4.5 is required to install an IGSS server.

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

These server versions are required if you want to use Audit Trail and save IGSS data to a common accessible platform.

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2019
Microsoft SQL Server

These server versions are required if you want to use Audit Trail and save IGSS data to a common accessible platform.

  • Microsoft SQL Server Express 2005
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express 2008
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express 2008 R2
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express 2012

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 SQL Server

32 bit versions only

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.

  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • Microsoft Office 365 (32bit)

IGSS Operator Stations

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.

The system time for operator stations with distributed drivers must be always be synchronized with the IGSS Server in order to avoid data loss or incorrect data time stamps.

  • Minimum Hardware requirements
  • Recommended Hardware requirements
  • Software requirements
  • Optional Software
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.

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.

The following software requirements are applicable to IGSS operator stations.

Operating System

The following software requirements are applicable for operating system to 32 bit & 64 bit versions of:

  • Windows 10 (IGSS 11 and newer)
  • Windows 2012 Datacenter (All service packs)
  • Windows 2012 Essentials (All service packs)
  • Windows 2010 Server (All service packs)
RAM

.Net Framework version 4.5 is required to install an IGSS server.

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

Microsoft Office

32 bit versions only

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.

  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Microsoft Office 2013
The system time for operator stations with distributed drivers must be always be synchronized with the IGSS Server in order to avoid data loss or incorrect data time stamps.