SANsymphony Prerequisites

System Requirements

This topic contains 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).

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Component

Software Requirements
Complete (Server and DataCore™ 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)

Support for Windows Server 2016 is scheduled for a later release.
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 7, Windows 8 operating system only.

(Management Console cannot be run on Windows Core)



Software Requirements

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, 2012 or 2012 R2 
Microsoft .NET Framework Redistributable Package. Minimum version: 4.6.1; version 4.6.2 is 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.  

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 Hotfixes

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/22801/windows-7-sp1-and-windows-server-2008-r2-sp1-update-history
Applicable to Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 (Dec 2016 rollup KB3207752)

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/24717/windows-8-1-and-windows-server-2012-r2-update-history
Applicable to Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 (Dec 2016 rollup KB3205401)

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