SANsymphony™ software serves virtual disks (block storage LUNs) to all of the popular hypervisors (server virtualization platforms) that use standard disk drives with 512 byte or 4Kbyte sectors. These include:
- VMware ESXi (vSphere)
- Microsoft Hyper-V on Windows Server® operating systems
- Citrix XenServer
- Linux KVM
Those hypervisors access the virtual disks using SAN protocols, including iSCSI, Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel over Ethernet.
DataCore software running in a Virtual Machine (VM) – DataCore SANsymphony software may also run on Windows Server operating systems hosted on virtual machines (VMs) on top of any of these hypervisors.
DataCore software running on Hyper-V – DataCore SANsymphony software may also run directly on the Windows Server operating system in the root (parent) partition without taking up a Hyper-V VM.
DataCore software running on top of Windows Server – DataCore SANsymphony software may also run directly on top of physical Windows servers without the need for a hypervisor. This is sometimes referred to as a bare metal machine.