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Version: 7.9

1. Download and Install Ignition

Installation is simple and can be done in under 3 minutes. Let's get started and install now.

Before you install Ignition, make sure you meet the minimum system requirements
  • Java 8+ (server), Java 6+ (client)
  • Dual-Core Processor (32 or 64 bit)
  • 4GB RAM
  • 10GB free HD space

Also, ensure you have Administrator privileges to run the Ignition installer.

  1. Go to the Inductive Automation website at

  2. Select Download Ignition in the upper right corner of the page.

  3. On the Ignition Downloads page, scroll down to System Installers and select the ignition-X.X.X-windows-x64-installer.exe installer.

    If your computer runs on a 32-bit Windows, click the ignition-X.X.X-windows-32-installer.exe installer.


    An error window is displayed if you try to install 64-bit Ignition on a 32-bit Windows system. You are allowed to install 32-bit Ignition on a 64-bit system (however, this is not recommended).

  4. After the installer downloads, double-click on the .exe executable file to start installation.

    The Setup window welcomes you to the Ignition Setup Wizard.

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  5. Click Next.

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    The Installation Directory window is displayed. By default, Ignition is installed under your Program Files directory. This is usually a good choice.

  7. Make a note of the default installation directory, Program Files/Inductive Automation/Ignition, accept the default Installation Directory, and click Next.

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    The Installation Mode window is displayed.

  8. Select the platform you wish to install. The rest of this guide will use Ignition as the platform.

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  9. Select either the Typical or Custom mode.

    The Typical installation includes Ignition with all of the HMI/SCADA modules. The only modules that are not installed by default are the MES modules.

    The Custom installation lets you control and individually select the modules that you want installed.

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  10. Click Next.

    The Setup window is displayed.

    If you selected Custom mode, in the Setup window you can select the check box next to the modules you want to install as part of the Ignition installation. To see a brief description of the module, click on the module name.

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  11. Click Next.

    The Setup Wizard shows Ignition is now ready to install.

    If you decide to change your selections, click Back to go back and make your changes.

  12. Click Next.

    Ignition will install the selected modules.

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  13. After the Setup Wizard shows Ignition installation is finished, make sure that the check box for Start Ignition now is selected, then click Finish.

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    A splash screen informs you that Ignition is starting. This may take a few minutes to finish.

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That’s it! Ignition Installation is complete and the Gateway is then launched.

Your web browser opens the Gateway home page at http: //localhost:8088

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Ignition installs itself as a Window Service (Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services > Ignition Gateway), so it starts automatically when your computer starts up.