Parallels Containers for Windows 6.0 System Requirements

Parallels Containers for Windows runs on a wide variety of hardware and software configurations. The basic system requirements include:

  • Server hardware
  • Host operating system
  • Parallels Virtual Automation and Parallels Power Panel requirements

Server Hardware

  • Platform: Any x64 platform that is supported by Windows Server 2012 (Pentium, AMD, and the like)
  • Memory: 1 GB minimum, 2G or more is recommended. (required amount depends on the total number of containers planned to run on the node)
  • Disk Space: 32 GB or more free disk space. (required amount depends on the size of the software to be installed inside containers)

Note: PCW 6.0 can be deployed inside a virtual machine or on a dedicated HW node. PCW6.0 is verified on Parallels Cloud Server, Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware ESX 5.x

Host Operating System

Support for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will be made available in the next 90 days as part of the PCW 6.0 update.

Client Software

To manage Parallels Containers for Windows 6.0 with Parallels Virtual Automation, make sure that your client computer supports one of the following Web browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 8.x, 9.x, and 10.x
  • Firefox 16.x
  • Safari 5.x or newer
  • Chrome 22.x or newer

Other browsers may work as well, however only those listed above have been tested for compatibility with Parallels Virtual Automation.

Software Requirements

  • Internet Explorer 9.x, 10.x, 11.x,
  • Firefox 26.x or newer,
  • Safari 5.x or newer,
  • Chrome 31.x and newer.

Windows-based computer acting as Master Server:

  • Windows Server 2003 x64 SP2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2012

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