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Entry type: FAQ Entry ID: 109743477, Entry date: 05/16/2018
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Which virtualization platforms and virus scanners can you use with SIMOTION SCOUT and SCOUT TIA?

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List of the virtualization platforms and virus scanners you can use with SIMOTION SCOUT and SCOUT TIA

Below is a list of the virtualization platforms and virus scanners you can use with SIMOTION SCOUT and SCOUT TIA.
This entry will be updated as soon as new virtualization platforms and virus scanners are released.


Virtualization platforms

Using virtualization you can multiple separate virtual machines on one real computer. They behave like real computers and can run applications like the SIMOTION SCOUT engineering system, for example.

You can install the SCOUT and SCOUT TIA software package on a virtual machine.
You can use the following virtualization platforms :

  • SCOUT and SCOUT TIA V5.1/V5.2 SP1/V5.3 SP1:

    • VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.0
    • VMware Workstation Pro 12.5
    • VMware Workstation Player 12.5

    SCOUT and SCOUT TIA V4.5:

    • VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 5.5  Update 2 or higher

The operating systems released for SCOUT are to be used as guest operating systems on the virtualization platform.


Virus scanners

The virus scanner released for SIMOTION SCOUT and SCOUT TIA is:

  • SCOUT und SCOUT TIA V4.5, V5.1, V5.2 SP1 and V5.3 SP1:

    • Trend Micro OfficeScan (Agent Version: 11.0)


Security information
In order to protect technical infrastructures, systems, machines and networks against cyber threats, it is necessary to implement – and continuously maintain – a holistic, state-of-the-art IT security concept. Siemens’ products and solutions constitute one element of such a concept. For more information about cyber security, please visit
https://www.siemens.com/cybersecurity#Ouraspiration.