DataCore Virtual SAN Prerequisites

System Requirements

This topic contains minimum hardware requirements, software requirements, and license activation requirements.

The DataCoreVirtual SAN software package consists of two components: Server and SANsymphony-V 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-V Component Software Requirements:


Any PC hardware with monitor display resolution of XGA (1024 × 768) or higher, keyboard and mouse (or compatible pointing device).

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Component Software Requirements
Complete (Server and SANsymphony-V Management Console)

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 or Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 operating system: Standard,  Enterprise, or Datacenter editions only.

Full installation (Management Console cannot be run on Windows Core)
Server only

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 or Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 operating system: Standard,  Enterprise, or Datacenter editions only.

Full installation or Core Option installation
User interface only Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 or Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 operating system (Full installation), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 operating system only.

(Management Console cannot be run on Windows Core)

Software Requirements

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Microsoft .NET Framework Version 4.5.1 Redistributable Package (Available from Microsoft download site, search using keyword .NET.)

Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 does not require any .Net Framework updates or changes other than the default.

Installation and Activation

A product license key is necessary to install and evaluate DataCore Virtual SAN software.

Certain software features are disabled or limited in trial mode.

Important Microsoft Windows Hotfixes

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2990170
Applicable to Windows 2012 and Windows 2012 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2869606
Applicable to Windows 2012 R2, 2012, 2008R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2908783
Applicable to Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.
Note: Also Included in the rollup http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2928678 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981314
Applicable to Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2813630
Applicable to Windows 2012 


 

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