Blue Prism software and hardware requirements

This topic details the technologies that are supported for use with Blue Prism and those that we are currently evaluating. It also details the recommended minimum hardware requirements for Blue Prism product components.

The following information is available:

  • Software requirements – Operating system version compatibility, SQL server and Azure server support, plus .NET framework version support.
  • Hardware requirements – Minimum recommended hardware requirements for all Blue Prism and Blue Prism Desktop components.

Software requirements

We test our software against multiple operating systems and configurations to ensure compatibility with the currently available versions. We evaluate our software against the versions listed in the tables below and highlight the most appropriate selections as recommended versions. The recommendations are based on the capabilities and features of the different versions and how they relate to our vision for the product whilst taking into account the level of support offered by the vendor.

We aim to fully test all new software versions against the latest Blue Prism version within two months of the general availability of that software. If any subsequent Blue Prism development is required to support a new software version any updates will be incorporated into a future release of Blue Prism as determined by our release cycle, at which point this page will be updated.

Operating system versions

The tables in the section below list Blue Prism version compatibility against Windows operating system versions using the following legends:

Supported – The Blue Prism version is compatible with listed operating system.

Under evaluation – The Blue Prism version is currently being evaluated against the listed operating system.

Not supported – The Blue Prism version is not compatible with listed operating system.

D

Deprecated – The Blue Prism version is tested against the listed operating system and no issues have been found. However, we recommend using a newer OS version as the version is no longer supported by Microsoft or support from Microsoft is likely to be withdrawn during the life of the specified Blue Prism release. For more information, see Deprecated software.

We support operating systems inline with Microsoft's end of service for Enterprise Editions. For more information, see the Windows lifecycle fact sheet.

Where Blue Prism interactive clients and runtime resources are installed on a 64-bit operating system, it will run as a 32-bit application.

Interactive client and runtime resources

The Blue Prism interactive client and runtime resources have been tested against, and are compatible with, the following 32-bit and 64-bit operating system versions:

Blue Prism version

W11

W10
(21H2)

W10
(21H1)

W10
(20H2)

W10
(2004)

W10
(1909)

W10
(1903)

W10
(1803)

W10
(1709)

W8.1

W7 (SP1)

Version 7

D

D

D

Version 6

D

Application server

The Blue Prism application server has been tested against, and is compatible with, the following 32-bit operating system versions:

Blue Prism version

Server
2022

Server
2019

Server
2016

Server
2012

Version 7

D

Version 6

Microsoft SQL Server/Azure SQL

The following Microsoft SQL Server and Azure SQL Database versions are supported for locating the Blue Prism database.

SQL Express versions are only appropriate for non-production environments such as for proof of concept exercises.

Blue Prism version

SQL 2019
(64-bit)

SQL 2017
(64-bit)

SQL 2016
(64-bit)

SQL 2014
(32/64-bit)

SQL 2012
(32/64-bit)

Azure SQL
Database V12

Version 7

D

D

Version 6

Microsoft .NET Framework

Appropriate for all versions of Blue Prism Enterprise.

Recommended

Minimum

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 or above

Deprecated software

Although we have not encountered any issues with the software identified as Deprecated, it is possible that some of those versions will cease to be supported during the life of a Blue Prism release. Therefore we advise that newer supported versions are used where possible to minimize potential disruption and simplify future upgrades.

If using Blue Prism with any of the software versions identified as Deprecated, it is essential that you consider the following:

  • Support for these versions may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
  • Support tickets can be logged in relation to deployments on these version, but support is provided on a reasonable endeavor basis only.
  • Issues that are specific to these versions, but that are not found in recommended versions, will not be recognized as production product issues.
  • Where a product issue found in one of these versions is also present in a recommended version, the issue will be considered resolved when fixed in the recommended version.
  • Users may be required to validate that a reported issue remains present when deployed on a recommended version.

Hardware requirements

The table below lists the minimum requirements to required for each Blue Prism component. When sizing the requirements for an environment you must ensure that you consider the size, throughput, and performance expectations. For Interactive Clients (used for development) and runtime resources the specifications must meet the collective recommendations of the in-scope target applications. A useful indicator is to base the specification on an equivalent PC used by an end-user to automate those same applications.

Interactive client
  • 2.0 GHz 32 or 64-bit processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • At least 10 GB of available hard-disk space
Runtime resource
  • 2.0 GHz 32 or 64-bit processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • At least 20 GB of available hard-disk space

Blue Prism Desktop client

  • 2.0 GHz 32 or 64-bit processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Storage required for installation 357 MB
  • Windows 10
Application server
  • 2.0 GHz 64-bit processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • At least 20 GB of available hard-disk space
Database server
  • 2.0 GHz 64-bit processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Case insensitive, 1252 code page SQL Collation
  • Non-clustered or clustered architecture (includes support for AlwaysOn Availability Groups)
  • Allocate 10 GB Data File per connected runtime resource (minimum 100 GB)
  • Allocate 5 GB Data Log File per connected runtime resource (minimum 50 GB)
  • High performance disk array
  • Partially contained databases are supported
Web server
  • 2.0 GHz 64-bit processor
  • 16 GB RAM
  • At least 20 GB of available hard-disk space
  • Windows Server 2016 Datacenter or 2019

  • .NET Framework 4.7.2 – Installed by default on Windows Server 2019.

  • IIS 10.0

Standalone installation hardware requirements

For standalone installations, such as when using Blue Prism Trial or Learning Edition, ensure your device meets the following requirements:

Standalone installations

  • 2.0 GHz 64-bit processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • At least 20 GB of available hard-disk space