Workstations

Note: Due to the rapidly changing nature of the hardware industry, and changes introduced over time to the Eclipse software platform, this list is subject to change. We recommend checking this page often for the most up-to-date information.

Last updated for Eclipse 9.01

Solar Eclipse Client PC Requirements

For the client PC running Solar Eclipse, the most important factor is the amount of memory (RAM). If a slower processor PC is used, a higher amount of RAM is imperative or the Solar Eclipse application will run slowly. The following chart gives minimum and recommended specifications for each category. Note that the minimum requirements are for running Solar and nothing else on the client PC’s.

Recommended System Requirements

  • OS:
    • Microsoft Windows 10 (32- and 64-bit)1
    • Microsoft Windows 8 (32- and 64-bit)2
    • Microsoft Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)
    • Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit)
    • Microsoft Windows XP (limited support)3
  • CPU: Intel Pentium 4, 1.4GHz4
  • RAM: 2 GB (32-bit OS), 4 GB (64-bit OS)5
  • Java Version: Java SE 7 Update 11 ((For Eclipse Release 9.0 and higher, a new Solar Installer manages selecting the correct Java version
    needed to run Solar Eclipse. Java 1.7u11 or higher still needs to be installed in Windows for the Solar Eclipse Installer to run, and this is separate from the Java version that will be installed to run Solar.))
  • Disk Space: 200 MB
  • Display: 1280 x 1024 with 16-bit color6
  • Network: any standard IP-based (non-serial, using IPv4)7

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP Professional
  • CPU: Intel Pentium III, 700MHz
  • RAM: OS minimum + 256 MB
  • Java Version: Java SE 7 Update 11
  • Disk Space: 200 MB
  • Display: 800 x 600 with 256 colors
  • Network: any standard IP-based (non-serial, using IPv4)

Frequently Asked Questions

Java Security Note

Recent concerns regarding security threats to Java only apply to Java applets running through a web browser. These security threats do not affect Solar Eclipse or the application server. As a precaution when accessing the internet, we still recommend upgrading to Java SE 7 Update 25. For more information, please see this article.

  1. Windows 10 has been certified from Eclipse release 9.01 and on. []
  2. The Professional edition of Windows 7 and 8 is required at a minimum in order to support network domains. []
  3. Solar Eclipse Release 9.0 is based on Java 8 and Java FX. Microsoft has announced the end of support and updates for Windows XP. With both Microsoft and Oracle discontinuing support for Windows XP, Epicor Eclipse does not officially support running Release 9.0 on Windows XP. However, if the minimum hardware requirements provided by Oracle are met, Release 9.0 should run on a Windows XP machine; the results may not be consistent. Any issues reported through a service request will be investigated if the issues can be recreated on a Windows 7 machine.  If you are running Eclipse 9.0.0 from a local workstation which runs Windows XP, you should be planning to upgrade your workstation to a supported OS environment. While we believe that Eclipse version 9.0 may operate normally under Windows XP, as of this version 9.0, we no longer test Eclipse in a Windows XP fat-client environment. Should you run Eclipse version 9.0 in a Windows XP environment and encounter issues that are specific to Windows XP, the OS environment on that workstation will need to be upgraded to a supported Windows OS version.  In addition, we expect that in future releases we will implement functionality which will take advantage of functionality available only in newer versions of Windows. If you are running Eclipse 9.0 in a thin-client (Citrix or Terminal Server) environment using Windows XP on the thin-client workstations, then this reservation does not apply since Eclipse is running in the server’s OS environment. []
  4. Solar Eclipse performs best on true Intel Pentium processors. Equivalent Celeron or AMD processors, while acceptable for Solar, can be subject to technical issues when running other applications or operating system functions. []
  5. Insufficient RAM (memory) is the biggest cause of slowness when running Solar Eclipse. The values listed above assume the PC will only be running Solar Eclipse (not including Eclipse Reports). If other applications such as Microsoft Office or Internet Explorer will be running, additional RAM is highly recommended. Additional RAM may also be required to meet the minimum requirements of your operating system or additional applications. []
  6. Solar Eclipse will run on multiple monitors in most cases. Certain video cards and/or drivers may have issues supporting Java applications across multiple monitors. Incompatible video cards or drivers may result in Solar Eclipse freezing when running on the second monitor. []
  7. Solar Eclipse requires a network using Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4). Solar Eclipse does not currently support running on a network that is only Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). []