i4SCADA Knowledge Base

Requirements and Recommendations

Abstract

Learn about the Software and Hardware requirements and recommendations relevant for the i4SCADA product.

This topic contains the software and hardware requirements and recommendations for viewing and creating SCADA visualizations and also for development using WEBfactory Client SDK and Server SDK.

Software Requirements

These system requirements are applicable to i4SCADA Version 3.8 and above. These are the minimum requirements for the basic functionality of the software. Actual conditions can vary, depending on the system configuration, the software that is installed and the features

The default operating system compatibility of WEBfactoryi4SCADA is limited by the requirements of the SQL Server 2016 Express Edition, which is delivered by default with the i4SCADA Setup. The following operating systems are supported by SQL Server 2016 Express Edition:

  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter

  • Windows Server 2012 Standard

  • Windows Server 2012 Essentials

  • Windows Server 2016 Datacenter

  • Windows Server 2016 Standard

  • Windows Server 2016 Essentials

  • Windows Server 2019 Standard

  • Windows Server 2019 Essentials

  • Windows Server 2019 Datacenter

  • Windows 8

  • Windows 8.1

  • Windows 10 Professional

  • Windows 10 Enterprise

  • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise

Read more information about the Microsoft SQL Server 2016 requirements.

Viewing visualizations requirements

Description

Operating Systems

Any Operating System with a HTML5 (and/or Silverlight) enabled web browser.

Web Browser

Web browser with HTML5 and/or Silverlight support. Check below table for an overview of web browser compatibility with HTML5 and Silverlight:

Web Browser

HTML5 Compatibility

Silverlight Compatibility

Internet Explorer 11

No

Yes

Edge

Yes

No

Chrome

Yes

No, since Chrome 45

Mozilla Firefox

Yes

No, since Firefox 52

Opera

Yes

No

Safari

Yes

No

Silverlight run time

Microsoft Silverlight version 5 (relevant only for the i4SCADA 3.8.3 version)

Running i4SCADA Requirements

Description

Operating Systems

Only 64-bit operating systems are supported!

  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter

  • Windows Server 2012 Standard

  • Windows Server 2012 Essentials

  • Windows Server 2016 Datacenter

  • Windows Server 2016 Standard

  • Windows Server 2016 Essentials

  • Windows Server 2019 Datacenter

  • Windows Server 2019 Standard

  • Windows Server 2019 Essentials

  • Windows 8

  • Windows 8.1

  • Windows 10 Professional

  • Windows 10 Enterprise

  • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise

Supported SQL Servers

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Express (default SQL Server) or higher

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Standard or higher

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise or higher

The current release of i4SCADA requires the language for the user used for logging on (SQL server user = WEBfactoryStudio user) to be set to English when the SQL server is installed manually (not by WEBfactory setup) or an own SQL server user account is created

.NET Framework

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7 or above

NOTE - For optimal results when working with the i4SCADA, a set of Windows Roles and Features need to be enabled.

Silverlight SDK

Microsoft Silverlight 5 SDK (relevant only for the i4SCADA 3.8.3 version)

Web server

Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)

NOTE - The use of a Windows Server operating system is recommended to allow access for several clients. For optimal results when working with the i4SCADA, a set of Windows Roles and Features need to be enabled.

IDE

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2017

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2017

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2017

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2019

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2019

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2019

Developing with i4SCADA Client SDK. Silverlight, WPF and HTML5

Description

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 10 (x64) or higher

.NET Framework

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7 or higher

Silverlight SDK

Microsoft Silverlight 5 SDK or higher (relevant only for the i4SCADA 3.8.3 version)

Silverlight Toolkit

Microsoft Silverlight 5 Toolkit (relevant only for the i4SCADA 3.8.3 version)

Silverlight Developer Runtime

Microsoft Silverlight 5 Developer Runtime or newer (relevant only for the i4SCADA 3.8.3 version)

IDE for Silverlight

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2015

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2015

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2015

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 does not support Silverlight projects. To maintain existing Silverlight projects, use Microsoft Visual Studio 2015. Please also note that Silverlight is relevant only for the i4SCADA 3.8.3 version.

IDE for WPF

(SmartEditor controls)

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2017

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2017

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2017

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2019

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2019

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2019

IDE for HTML5

  • Any text/HTML editor (Notepad, Notepad++, etc.)

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2017

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2017

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2017

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2019

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2019

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2019

Developing with i4SCADA Server SDK

Developing

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 10 (x64) or higher

IDE

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2017

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2017

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2017

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2019

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2019

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise 2019

Hardware Recommendations

These hardware recommendations are applicable to i4SCADA Version 3.8. Actual conditions can vary, depending on amount of data logging, alarms and update rates.

Server requirements

Small Projects (Up to 5000 items)

Medium Projects (5000 to 50000 items)

Large Projects (50000+ items)

RAM Memory

8 Gb

16 Gb

>16 Gb

CPU cores

4

8

>8

Client requirements

Description

RAM Memory

4 Gb

CPU cores

2

GPU

A dedicated graphics adapter or a performant integrated graphics chip.

Due to the wide range of available graphic adapters there is no general recommendation. But using a low performance graphic adapter will result in slow graphic response and delayed page reaction times.