Software-Defined Storage Prerequisites

Minimum hardware requirements, software requirements, and license activation requirements.

The SANsymphony™ software package consists of two components: Server and DataCore™ Management Console (user interface). Complete installations will install both components. Custom installations will install either component. Hardware and software requirements can be different depending on the components installed.

Minimum Hardware Requirements

For complete installations or server only installations:

Component Minimum Hardware Requirements*
Processors 2 single core CPUs or 1 dual core CPU with 2.0 GHz, x64 processors only (Itanium processors are not supported)
Memory 8 GB RAM
Disk Space 20 GB available local hard disk space
Display XGA (1024 × 768) or higher resolution monitor
Input devices Keyboard and mouse (or compatible pointing device)
Network interface 1 Gb/s (or faster) Ethernet port
Storage interfaces 2 Ethernet network cards (iSCSI) or 2 Fibre Channel HBAs

* 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).

Component Software Requirements
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)

Software Requirements

Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, or 2016
Microsoft .NET Framework Redistributable Package. Minimum version: 4.6.1; versions 4.6.2 and 4.7.2 are also supported.

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.  

https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=746571  x86

https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=746572  x64

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:

http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/home.aspx
Search: ‘Security Monthly Quality Rollup’ for the latest OS Updates available
Search: ‘Security Update for the .NET Framework’ for the latest .NET Updates available

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