Historian Collector Configuration Recommendations

Configuration ItemRecommendation
Disk Size required80 GB
Historian Collectors32-bit or 64-bit (GE Data Collector for Wonderware support 64-bit only)
Operating System
  • Microsoft® Windows® Server 2019
  • Microsoft® Windows® Server 2016
  • Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012 Standard (64-bit)
  • Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 IoT
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 Professional (32-bit or 64-bit)


  • Historian Collectors work as 32-bit applications on a 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.
  • RAM and Disk Size required may vary based on the collectors available on the system.
  • Recommended number of tags per collector is 20 to 30K.
  • For iFIX systems, count each Node.Tag.Field (NTF) as a separate tag when you determine the size of the system. For example, FIX.FIC101.F_CV and FIX.FIC101.B_CUALM (current alarm) both count as tags, even though they are derived from the same iFIX tag.