System requirements

All three components of the LEAPWORK Automation Platform can be installed on the following versions of Windows:

  • Window 7 (Service Pack 1), Windows 8.0 + 8.1, Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016

The OSX version of the Leapwork Agent can be installed on OSX 10.8 or newer.

Typically, Studio and the Agents are installed on the desktop versions, and the Controller is installed on a Windows server. (See below.)

Studio should be installed on the user’s work station. Studio is comparable to a normal Office installation, so in most cases no special configuration or attention is needed.

The Controller is the central hub in the Leapwork system and needs to be configured to accommodate the workload. The workload depends on various factors which can all influence how the Controller machine should be configured. These include:

  • Number of automation flows
  • Complexity and duration of automation flows
  • Frequency of execution of automation flows

The recommendation is to start out with a standard server configuration, monitor the Controller machine on memory usage, I/O activity, CPU usage etc., and then down- or upgrade the machine. A standard server configuration could be:

  • 16 GB RAM
  • 4-6 cores
  • Flexible and fast disc system (SSD, SAN, or similar)

The Controller can run on both physical and virtual servers.

The Agent is used for executing automation flows which can make the configuration of the machine move in two directions:

  • Simulating applications for an end-user:
    In this case, the machine should be as similar as possible to the machines the end-users will be using. This will increase the reliability of the automation flows. However, we do recommend that the CPU has at least two cores.
  • Running automation flows in parallel:
    In case of executing web automation flows, it is possible setup an Environment that points to a Selenium Grid. Selenium Grid allows multiple browsers to run web automation flows in parallel on the same machine. The more powerful the machine, the more browsers can run in parallel.

The recommended hardware configuration for Studio is:

  • Min 8 GB RAM (16 GB is recommended)
  • Intel i5 CPU as a minimum
  • SSD based internal storage
  • A wired internet connection