The SVP software 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 software can be installed on the SVP3, customer-supplied server, or on a virtual server.
Minimum requirements for installing the SVP software on a customer-supplied server
You can install the SVP software for the latest microcode on customer-supplied servers or virtual servers that meet the following minimum requirements:
- One core with hyper-threading, two cores without hyper-threading
- Processor performance comparable to Celeron 1.6 GHz
- Random-access memory: 8 GB per storage system
- Hard drive: 300 GB per storage system
- LAN connection: one 1000Base-T
- Supported OS:
NoteWhen upgrading the SVP OS from Windows 10 Professional/Enterprise to Windows 11 Professional/Enterprise, re-modify the desktop heap size.
- Windows 10 Enterprise (64 bit)
- Windows 11 Professional/Enterprise
- Supported virtual servers:
- VMware ESXi 7.0.0
- VMware ESXi 7.0.0 Update 2
- Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016
- Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2019
For the latest SVP versions and platforms supported, see https://compatibility.hitachivantara.com/products/svp.
- When installing the storage management software or SVP software on the management server.
- When using the SVP GUI to update the storage management software, SVP software, or firmware.
- When using setup.exe to register additional storage systems on the SVP.
Configuring the operating system
Use Remote Desktop Connection to log on to the designated Windows server as the user who was specified during the Windows installation (for example, Administrator). For detailed information about configuring these settings, refer to the documentation for your Windows operating system.
|Taskbar and Start menu properties||
|Power management settings||
|Change Action Center settings||Clear all items in the Change Action Center window.|
|Troubleshooting settings||In the Change settings window, set Computer Maintenance to Off, and clear all configuration options below Other settings.|
|Remote Desktop settings||
|Internet Explorer settings||
|ICMP reply settings||Click the following inbound rules, and then right-click and click Enable Rules. |
|Computer name||Change the computer name to SVP-PC. Note: The computer name, SVP-PC, can be changed either before or after initial configuration.|
|Account name||Change the account name to SVP. Then open the Local Users and Groups window and rename the user to SVP.|
Internet Information Services (IIS) settings.
Restarting the SVP
On the SVP, open a command prompt window with administrator permissions.
Run the following command:
shutdown /r /f /t 0
Close the command prompt window.
Installing the SVP software
You install the SVP software from the SVP installation media for your storage system. The installation media is part of the microcode distribution set and has the file name HX-SVP-XXX-XX.iso.
Before you begin
- Configure the operating system.
- Log in to the Windows server with your SVP credentials and password.
Click HARDWARE DOWNLOAD.
Click the name of your storage system to navigate to the download page.
In the Components drop down menu, select the current microcode for your storage system.
Click the Download icon for the Microcode for SVP to open the End User License Agreement window.
On the End User License Agreement window, click CONTINUE to start the download of the .iso file.
In your downloads folder, double click the .iso file to open the SVP installation media folder.
Right-click Setup and choose Run as Administrator to launch the installation media.
Click on Yes when prompted to allow the app to make changes to your device.
In the Choose Server Language window, select a language and click Next.
Click Next to confirm setting.
On the License Agreement window select I Accept and click Next.
In the Choose Destination Location window, leave the destination folder as the default, click OK.
Select either to start services now or later and click Finish.