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Hardware Requirements

Minimum Recommended
Processor speed 1.5Ghz 2Ghz / multi-core
Screen dimensions 1280px x 1024px 1920px x 1080px or higher (full HD or higher)
Internet speed 2mb download, 256kpbs upload 5mb download, 1mb upload

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows XP with SP2/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008/2013
  • Linux Red Hat, Fedora, SUSE, Ubuntu
  • Apple Mac OS X

Networking

  • HTTPS Access (Port 443)
  • HTTP Access (Port 80)

Software

  • Oracle Java version 1.7+ (If using our Java client)

Browser

HTML 5 Client
  • Microsoft Edge 13 or later
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 or later
  • Chrome 29 or later
  • Firefox 45 or later
  • Apple Safari 9.1 or later
Java Client
  • Internet Explorer 10 or later

Proxy Connection


For the practice labs to operate correctly, your browser must be able to make a secured HTTPS connection to the Practice Labs web service. When a connection to any lab device is initiated, the request is tunnelled within this secure session, enabling user interaction with lab devices. This type of connection works seamlessly in most environments, without the need to make any changes to your computer's configuration. However, in some configurations, this process may fail; for example, this might happen when a Proxy Server is in use or if there is no direct outbound connectivity to the Internet.
If a Proxy Server is present, some configuration changes may be required to ensure successful connectivity. This could include installing an advanced proxy client (example: Microsoft ISA Firewall Client) or creating a firewall rule to allow secure HTTPS connectivity to the Practice Labs service.
Proxy Connection Technical Detail
Practice-Labs network address range: 94.185.165.0 / 28
Ports: https, (TCP 443) and tunnelled SSL applications if using a next-generation firewall
Firewall rule exampleSource: <Your network>
Destination: 94.185.165.0 / 28
Port: TCP 443