The Basic System

Basic System Hardware and Software Requirements

The basic Predix Essentials system consists of machines and software that are required for any Predix Essentials implementation to function. Implementation of the basic Predix Essentials system gives you the foundation-level analysis tools within Predix Essentials. This section of the documentation provides details on the hardware and software requirements for each machine within the basic system.

Other hardware and software may be required for a specific module or feature that is not required to deploy the basic Predix Essentials system. System requirements for specific modules and features are located in the documentation for that module or feature.

Predix Essentials Client

Hardware Requirements

The following hardware requirements outline the minimum hardware required for any machine or mobile device that will access the Predix Essentials system. These requirements account for the Predix Essentials software only. Additional hardware may be required on clients where other components are installed. These requirements may not be sufficient, depending upon how your system is configured.

Desktops and Laptops

Minimum requirements:

  • Two Processor Cores, 2 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB RAM recommended)
  • 8 GB of available hard drive space
  • 13" screen
  • 1024 X 768 screen resolution

Mobile Devices

You can use Predix Essentials on mobile devices either in the Predix Essentials mobile application or in the web browser on the device. The following information is generic and pertains to using the application on mobile devices in either of these scenarios. For specific information regarding the mobile application, see the Predix Essentials Mobile Application portion of the Getting Started section of this documentation.

Support for mobile devices is provided in two resolution view modes: full or limited. Full-resolution view mode supports access to the entire Predix Essentials system. Limited-resolution view mode supports limited access to overview pages and data collection. Resolution view mode is determined by the type of device that is used to access Predix Essentials, and is not a selectable option.

Important: To access Predix Essentials on a mobile device, you must first connect to your corporate virtual private network (VPN).
Note: Interaction with diagramming and design canvases is not available on touch-screen devices. If needed, use a mouse peripheral to utilize this functionality.
Minimum RequirementsDevices Tested

Minimum requirements for full-resolution view mode:

  • Two Processor Cores, 2 GHz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 8 GB of available hard drive space
  • 7" screen
  • 1920 X 1200 screen resolution

Devices used in the Predix Essentials testing environment:

  • Apple iPad 4th Generation
  • Apple iPad Air
  • Apple iPad Air 2
  • Apple iPad Mini 2
  • Apple iPad Mini 3
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Minimum requirements for limited-resolution view mode:

  • Two Processor Cores, 1 GHz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB of available hard drive space
  • 4" screen
  • 1024 X 600 screen resolution

Devices used in the Predix Essentials testing environment:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (7")
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (10")

Small Screen Devices

Note: You can access only the Rounds Data Collection module in portrait mode on small screen devices.
Minimum RequirementsDevices Tested

Minimum requirements:

  • Four Processor Cores, 1.3 GHz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB of available hard drive space
  • Minimum screen resolution of 320 pixels wide in portrait mode (4" or larger physical screen size recommended)

Devices used in the Predix Essentials testing environment:

  • Lenovo A1000 (480 X 800 screen resolution)

Software Requirements

The following software components are required on any machine or device that will access the Predix Essentials system using a browser. If the software meets the following requirements, you can access Predix Essentials using any operating system.

One of the following browsers is required for desktops, laptops, and mobile devices:

  • Google Chrome

    Note:
    • Predix Essentials has been tested with Google Chrome version 80. To ensure you have the latest security updates, GE Digital recommends that you use the latest Google Chrome version available.

    • If your system uses Data Guardian from Koingo Software and you use the Google Chrome browser, you may have to use the browser in Incognito mode to successfully access Predix Essentials.

  • Internet Explorer (11.0.27 and above)

Predix Essentials Supported Software and Devices

Predix Essentials ComponentsSupported Third Party ComponentsNotes
GE Device Driver 1.6.0.0None
Predix Essentials Client Web Browser Google Chrome

Predix Essentials has been tested with Google Chrome version 80. To ensure you have the latest security updates, GE Digital recommends that you use the latest Google Chrome version available.

Internet Explorer 11None

SAP Interfaces

SAP ECC 6.0 (Enhancement Packs [EhP] 1 through 8)None
SAP S/4 HANA on-premises (1509, 1610, 1709, 1809, 1909)None
SearchElasticsearch

6.7.0

None

Supported Languages for Translation

License Requirements

Each language for translation available in the Predix Essentials system is enabled by activating a specific license. Licenses for language translation are named Language-<Supported Language>, where <Supported Language> is the name of a supported language. The following languages are supported:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Japanese
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Russian
  • Portuguese
  • German
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Italian
  • Polish

Deploying Translations

To activate licenses for language translation, contact GE Global Support: https://www.ge.com/digital/asset-performance-management.