What Operating Systems Can I use?
Ignition can be installed on any modern computer that will run Java. This means all of the popular systems will work perfectly, with both 32 and 64 bit systems supported! Inductive Automation has separate installers for each though, make sure you get the right one for your system.
Ignition will install on:
Ensure that you have the correct bit version of Java for the version of Ignition that is being installed.
For step-by-step instructions on installing, click the link for your operating system. Ignition has the ability to use a normal graphical installer where you get to see and control all the steps, as well as a command line installer that can be run automatically.
What about Upgrading?
Upgrading is a snap too! Just download the installer for your system from our website and run it. That's it! It will figure out if you already have Ignition installed and then change from an installer to an Upgrader automatically.
Simple Upgrading Steps
Regardless of which Operating System you are using, upgrading has the same simple set of steps:
- Download Ignition within your web browser.
- Run the installer on the computer that has an older version of Ignition (don't forget to backup your work!)
- The installer automatically upgrades all of your projects and opens the Gateway Webpage!
For a complete guide to protect your projects when upgrading, see the Best Practices when Upgrading page.
Installing Individual Modules
Ignition is Modular, so how does that work with the installer? If you use the 'Typical' option when installing Ignition, it will only add our default modules. You can always run the installer again and add other modules with the 'custom' options, or download individual modules and add them through the Gateway Webpage.
We hate to see you go, but we understand Ignition is not for every computer. If you need to uninstall, just run the uninstall.exe file from your install directory (typically C:\Program Files\Inductive Automation\Ignition) or use the operating system to remove it. Ignition is not made up of multiple programs so there's nothing special to do.