DataCore Hyper-converged Virtual SAN Prerequisites

System Requirements

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

The DataCore™ Hyper-converged Virtual SAN (HVSAN) 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:


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.


HVSAN Component Software Requirements:

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


Software Requirements
Complete (Server and DataCore™  Management Console) Microsoft Windows Server 2016, 2012, or 2012 R2, Standard or Datacenter 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 or Datacenter editions only. Full installation or Core Option installation.
User interface only Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Windows Server 2016, 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 2012, 2012 R2, or 2016
Microsoft .NET Framework Redistributable Package. Minimum version: 4.6.1; version 4.6.2 is also supported.

For DataCore Hyperconverged Virtual SAN for Windows installations, Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Packages Update 3 or greater (both x64 and x86 versions) must be installed prior to upgrading to PSP5 or greater.  x86  x64

Installation and Activation

A product license key is not necessary to install and evaluate HVSAN 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 Monthly .NET Framework Rollup’ for the latest .NET Updates available

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