System Requirements for PlateSpin Recon

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  • 05-Apr-2007
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Applies to:  PlateSpin Recon 3.6


This article outlines the system requirements for PlateSpin Recon 3.6.


Recon 3.6 Server:

NOTE:  Running PowerRecon v3.1 or lower in a virtual machine is not supported by PlateSpin. However, PowerRecon v3.2 and higher are supported. See below for more information on running Recon in a VM.

  • Windows 2003 Server (SP0, SP1, SP2) - English, French and German
  • Windows 2008* (SP0)

* User Access Control (UAC) should be turned off on Windows Server 2008. See page 10 of the Recon User Guide for detailed instructions on disabling UAC.

Note: PlateSpin Recon is not supported on WOW64 (Windows-on-Windows 64-bit) or any other 64-bit Operating System.


  • PostgreSQL 8.3.4 (included with Recon 3.5)
  • PostgreSQL 8.2.x and 8.3.x
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 (SP3A+)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005


  • Microsoft IIS 5.0/6.0 (with ASP.NET)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  • Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.6

Note:  Please ensure that Microsoft IIS is installed before installing Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.


Recommended Hardware

Monitoring 1 to 250 servers:

  • 2 GB memory
  • Physical Machine: Pentium 4, 2.8 GHz with hyperthreading or better
  • Virtual Machine: 1 vCPU
  • 20 GB free disk space

Monitoring 250 to 2000 Servers

  • 4 GB memory
  • Physical Machine: Xeon, 2.8 or 3.2 GHz dual core or multi-processor
  • Virtual Machine: 2 vCPUs
  • 100 GB free disk space

Note: Disk space requirements will depend on the number of servers being monitored and the duration for storing summary and raw utilization data. If using a SQL Server database which is on a remote server, ensure that there are 2GB of allocated space on that server. Disk space requirements are based on 30 days of monitoring. At least one CPU core per 750 monitored servers is recommended.


Scale Limits for running on a physical server

Number of inventoried workloads


Number of monitored workloads


Scale Limits for running in a virtual machine


Recon 3.6 only supports running in VMware ESX 3.x virtual machine

Number of inventoried workloads


Number of monitored workloads



Recon 3.6 Client:

Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows 2008* (SP0)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista* (SP0, SP1)
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 (SP0, SP1, SP2) - English, French, German
  • Microsoft Windows XP (SP2) - English only

* You must be logged in using the built-in Administrator account ot run the PlateSpin Recon Client under Microsoft Vista/2008. Using Run As Administrator or another administrative account does not work.


Note: PlateSpin Recon is not supported on WOW64 (Windows-on-Windows 64-bit) or any other 64-bit Operating System.


  • Minimum Processor - 1 GHz Pentium Compatible Processor (2.0 GHz Pentium 4 recommended)
  • Minimum Memory - 512MB (1024 MB recommended)
  • Disk Space - 80MB free