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Wonderware Hardware Requirements

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Mike Viteri, Glenn Yancey

Publish Date 7/31/13

Applies to Software

Wonderware InTouch, Wonderware Historian, Wonderware Application Server, Wonderware Information Server, Wonderware Historian Client.

Applies to Version

2012 R2

Applies to System/Module


Article Version



Problem Statement


Hardware Recommendations are usually not compiled together in the same location. 


Solution Details

Software Requirements to be listed in a separate tech note

Hardware Requirements by Installation Size

The following table lists the hardware requirements for the ArchestrA System Platform 2012 R2 software based on the size of the installation, applicable to both 32-bit and 64-bit systems. The Intel Itanium 2 processor is not supported.


This applies for the following products:

  • Wonderware InTouch HMI
  • Wonderware Application Server 
    • ​Galaxy Repository
    • Archestra Object Server
    • Engineering Station / IDE
  • Wonderware Historian Server
(sufficient for 1 wk @ max 
Compact Installation
(1 - 500 I/O per Node)
2.8 1 1 30 1024x768 100
Small Installation
(1 - 5K I/O per Node)
2.8 1 1 30 1024x768 100
Medium Installation
(5k - 50k I/O per Node)
2.8 4 8 500 1280x1024 1000
Large Installation
(50k - 400k I/O per Node)
2.8 8 16 1000 1280x1024 1000

Hardware Requirements Notes:

  • Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems and SQL Server versions impose hardware requirements that may exceed the minimum requirements for Wonderware Application Server 2012 R2 (v3.6). If you intend to install ArchestrA System Platform 2012 R2 on a computer running Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, or supported SQL Server versions, see the following Microsoft Web sites for hardware requirements:
  • Wonderware Historian 2012 R2 is not supported on cluster hardware.
  • Do not use the Wonderware Historian computer as a domain controller, mail server, or an Internet server.
  • If you are running the Wonderware Historian on a virtual server, the Historian must have adequate CPU, network, memory, and disk I/O resources at all times. Overloading the virtual server leads to unpredictable behavior.
  • See the following sections for hardware requirements specific to Wonderware Historian Client, Wonderware Information Server, and for auxiliary hardware requirements.

Hardware Requirements: Wonderware Historian Client

The following table lists the hardware requirements for installing Wonderware Historian Client 2012 R2 (v10.1).

  Required Minimum Recommended
Processor 1.2 GHz 
Pentium III
Single CPU- 2 GHz or more
Memory, RAM 512 MB 1 GB or more
Free hard drive space 55 MB 55 MB or more

Hardware Requirements: Wonderware Information Server

The following are the hardware requirements and recommendations for Wonderware Information Server 2012 R2 (v5.0).

  Required Minimum Recommended
CPU 2.5 GHz Pentium 4 3.0 GHz Pentium 4
Memory 2 GB RAM Greater than 2 GB RAM
Free hard drive space 10 GB of free disk space 20 GB or more of free disk space, depending on the number of InTouch HMI windows, ArchestrA Symbols, ActiveFactory Reports and ArchestrA Reports published to the site.
File system NTFS


Hardware Requirements: Auxiliary


Alternative Authentication Using Smart Cards
  • Smart Card: Raak Technologies C2-40 Mini Driver Smart Card
  • Smart Card Reader: OK 3021 USB Smart Card Readers