The service processor (SVP) for your storage system provides out‑of‑band configuration and management of the storage system, and collects performance data for key components to enable diagnostic testing and analysis. The SVP runs the Windows operating system and is physically installed above the controller and drive trays in the rack.
The SVP enables the Hitachi Vantara representative or authorized service provider to configure, maintain, service, and upgrade the storage system. The SVP also hosts the Hitachi Device Manager - Storage Navigator software, and it collects performance data for key components to enable diagnostic testing and analysis.
The Hitachi Vantara-provided SVP3 is a management server requiring a 1U of rack space. Customers may also choose to provide their own physical or virtual server upon which the 64-bit software application may be installed. For the latest SVP versions and platforms supported, see https://support.hitachivantara.com/en/user/answers/interoperability.html.
- Install the SVP3 into the rack.
- Connect the SVP3 to the storage system and management LAN.
- Install the SVP3 software.
- Register the storage system on the Storage Device List.
When SVP3 installation is complete, the storage system is ready for initial setup and configuration using the management software. For information and instructions, see the System Administrator Guide for your storage system.