INFO: System Requirements for PlateSpin Recon 3.5

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  • 16-Jul-2009
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Applies to:  PlateSpin Recon 3.5


This article outlines the system requirements for PlateSpin Recon 3.5.


System Requirements

Recon 3.5 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


* Note: PlateSpin does not support installation on 64-bit Operating Systems

Processor and Memory

  • Minimum Processor - 1 GHz Pentium Compatible Processor (2.0 GHz Pentium 4 recommended)
  • Minimum Memory - 512MB (1024 MB recommended)
  • Microsoft Windows XP (SP2) - English only

Recon 3.5 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.

Operating Systems

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

* Note: PlateSpin does not support installation on 64-bit Operating Systems


  • 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 3.5 only supports running in VMware ESX 3.x virtual machine

Number of inventoried workloads


Number of monitored workloads