Software Requirements

This topic describes the minimum software requirements for Historian.
  • Operating System: Historian requires one of the following operating systems, with latest service packs or revisions:
    • Microsoft® Windows® Server 2022 (64-bit)
    • Microsoft® Windows® Server 2019 (64-bit)
    • Microsoft® Windows® Server 2016 (64-bit)
    • Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
    • Microsoft® Windows® 11 (64-bit)
    • Microsoft® Windows® 10 IoT (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Microsoft® Windows® 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 Professional (32-bit or 64-bit)
    Note: The Historian server runs on a 64-bit Windows operating system only.

    Historian 7.2 32-bit components such as Collectors, Excel Add-in 32-bit, Interactive SQL 32-bit, APIs, and Non-Web Administrator work as 32-bit application on 64-bit Windows operating systems using WoW64 mode (Windows-on-Windows 64-bit). However, you can read and write data from a 64-bit Historian Server.

    If you use Historian 6.0 or later on Windows Server 2008 R2, you must go for a Full Installation and not Core Installation of Windows.

  • Network Interface Software: The TCP/IP network protocol is required.
  • Microsoft®.NET Core or .NET Framework: Historian requires the following .NET frameworks:To install the framework, you must configure your proxy server for internet access.
    • Microsoft®.NET Core Framework 3.1: This is required if you want to use the new Client Access API.
    • Microsoft®.NET Framework 4.8: This is required on the machine on which you will install the Excel Add-in for Operations Hub. In addition, this is required for Historian collectors.
    • Microsoft®.NET Framework 4.5.1: This is required for all the other Historian components. You can install it manually, or you will be prompted to download and install it while installing Historian.
    Note: If your machine is Firewall/proxy-enabled, Microsoft .NET Framework may not be installed automatically. In that case, before installing Historian, you must install Microsoft .NET Framework manually (if it is not available).
  • Microsoft® SQL Server®: Historian requires one of the following 32-bit or 64-bit Microsoft® SQL Server® SQL server systems to configure archiving for alarms and events or to use Historian as a linked server:
    • Microsoft® SQL Server® 2019
    • Microsoft® SQL Server® 2017 Express, Standard, or Professional
    • Microsoft® SQL Server® 2016 Express, Standard, or Professional
    • Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014 SP1 Express, Standard, or Professional
    • Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 SP3
    Note: The collation for your alarms and events database must match the collation of your SQL Server. This happens automatically by default unless the alarms and events database is moved to another SQL server.
  • Browser: You can access the Web Admin console and Trend Client using the following browsers:
    • Firefox version 46 or later
    • Google Chrome version 39 or later
    To access Configuration Hub, use Google Chrome only.
  • Screen Resolution: You can access Configuration Hub, the Web Admin console, and Trend Client using the following screen resolutions:
    • 1280 x 1024
    • 1366 x 768
  • Microsoft Excel: The Excel Addin for Historian or the Excel Addin for Operations Hub requires any of the following versions of Excel:
    • Microsoft® Excel® 2010 (32 & 64 bit)
    • Microsoft® Excel® 2013 (32 & 64 bit)
    • Microsoft® Excel® 2016 (32 & 64 bit)
    • Microsoft® Excel® 2019 (32 & 64 bit)
  • Web Server: The web server requires the following applications:
    • Microsoft®.NET Framework 4.5.2
    • Historian Client Tools 7.0 or later
    • OLE DB, User API, and Historian Client Access Assembly