Operating systems and hardware requirements
SIMATIC WinCC V7.4

 

The system requirements differ depending on the type of the WinCC installation and the used operating system. We strongly recommend to use 64 Bit operating systems. The 32 Bit operating systems may be used for compatibility reasons within already existing configurations.

In conjunction with an Embedded SIMATIC IPC system Windows Embedded Standard 7 may be used when mentioned in the requirement tables below.

 

Single-User-System Standalone

Operating systems

Recommended Hardware with 32 Bit OS

Recommended Hardware with 64 Bit OS

* In combination with options, more powerful systems may be required

Multi-User-System Server*

Operating systems

Recommended Hardware with 32 Bit OS

Recommended Hardware with 64 Bit OS

* All servers in a multi-user-system have to use the same edition of the Operating system.
** When using a Workstation operating system a maximum of 3 clients can connect to the server
*** In combination with options, more powerful systems may be required

Multi-User-System Client

Operating systems

Recommended Hardware with 32 Bit OS

Recommended Hardware with 64 Bit OS

* In combination with options, more powerful systems may be required

Multi-User-System Client without project

Operating systems

Recommended Hardware with 32 Bit OS

Recommended Hardware with 64 Bit OS

* In combination with options, more powerful systems may be required

System options Web Server

Operating systems

Recommended Hardware with 32 Bit OS

Recommended Hardware with 64 Bit OS

* In combination with options, more powerful systems may be required

System Options Web Client

Operating systems

Recommended Hardware with 32 Bit OS

Recommended Hardware with 64 Bit OS

* In combination with options, more powerful systems may be required

Central Archive Server based on SIMATIC Process Historian

Operating system:

Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-Bit)

Hardware requirements:

Depending on the requirements concerning quantity frameworks the recommended hardware configuration for a central archive soliution based on SIMATIC Information Server differs.
We have listed three example configurations (small, medium and large quantity frameworks) in the system manual for the administration of SIMATIC Process Historian.


Virtualisation

The following virtualization systems have been tested

  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2

  • VM Ware ESXi 5.5

Prerequisite:
The performance of the virtual machine has to meet the requirements of a WinCC client system.