* Actual hardware requirements will vary based on system configuration and workload.
SANsymphony Component Software Requirements
Any PC hardware with monitor display resolution of XGA (1024 × 768) or higher, keyboard and mouse (or compatible pointing device).
|Complete (Server and DataCore™ Management Console)||Microsoft Windows Server 2016, 2012 or 2012 R2 operating system, Standard, Datacenter, or Essential editions only.
Full installation (Management Console cannot be run on Windows Core)
Windows Hyper-V Server 2016 and Nano Server 2016 are not supported.
|Server only||Microsoft Windows Server 2016, 2012, or 2012 R2, Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, or Essentials editions. Full installation or Core Option installation|
|User interface only||Microsoft Windows Server 2016, 2012 R2, or 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 operating system (Full installation), Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7 (x86 and x64) operating systems only.
(Management Console cannot be run on Windows Core)
Learn more about the support for Windows 2019.
Both Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Packages Update 3 or greater (x64 and x86) must be installed on SANsymphony servers prior to upgrading to 10.0 PSP5 or greater.
Installation and Activation
A product license key is not necessary to install and evaluate SANsymphony software. However, software activation with a valid product license key is required within 30 days. Failing to activate the software within the trial period will terminate operation when the trial period expires.
Certain software features are disabled or limited in trial mode.
Important Microsoft Windows & .NET Updates
Please always install the latest Monthly Rollup from Microsoft for the OS & .NET to DataCore Servers. The latest monthly updates can be found at:
Search: ‘Security Monthly Quality Rollup’ for the latest OS Updates available
Search: ‘Security Update for the .NET Framework’ for the latest .NET Updates available