System Requirements

Before you install Plant Applications, verify that all required software versions have been installed on the target machine.

Workflow and Predix components are required for Plant Applications and installed from the Installation Menu.

See Test and Production Environments to compare machine requirements in a test, standard production, and high-transaction environment.

Note: Plant Applications 8.1 does not support Web Client Displays for Vision, which were delivered in previous versions.
  • Windows Server 2019, 2016 or 2012 R2 for server installations (64-bit)
  • Windows 10 for client installations (64-bit)
  • SQL Server 2019 (with mandate Cumulative Update 4 installed), 2017, and 2016 (64-bit)
    Note: You must have SQL Server 2016 (64-bit) or later for the Plant Applications Server and Web Client installation. If you are running a previous version of SQL Server, a message stating that the prerequisite criteria not met appears. You must upgrade to SQL Server 2016 (64-bit) or later to continue with the installation.
  • Microsoft System CLR Types SQL Server 2016 (32-bit only)
    Note: Do not install if you already have the Microsoft System CLR Types SQL Server 2016 (32-bit only) installed.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7 for Plant Applications 8.1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 for Workflow 2.6 SP1
    Note: You can download the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7 from the following URL:
  • Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4)
  • Web Server IIS 8.0 or later based on the operating system
  • SQL Server 2012 Native Client version 11.4.7001.0 or later
    Note: The SQL Server 2012 Native Client is required for Plant Applications Server and Plant Applications Client machines. If the version of the SQL Server 2012 Native Client you installed is not 11.4.7001.0 or later, you must upgrade it. You can download the SQL Server 2012 Native Client version 11.4.7001.0 or later from the following URL:
  • Microsoft Excel 2019, 2016, or 2013 (required for SQL Server and Web Engines)
    Note: If you import data using a Microsoft Excel file that was created in an older version, it will not contain the columns necessary to support the new Event Progress feature. Refer to topics in Plant Applications Help for steps describing how to use the Excel add-in.
  • Workflow 2.6 SP1
    Note: You must install Workflow 2.6 SP1 if you are installing a clean environment of Plant Applications
  • Browsers
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 (Web Reports)
      Note: Currently, Plant Applications Web Client components do not support Internet Explorer.
    • Chrome v80.0+ (Plant Applications Web Client components)
    • Safari v13.1+ (Plant Applications Web Client components)
    Note: Process Analyzer only supports Chrome.
  • PDF reader (required to view some Web Server reports)