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Installing the SVP software on a Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machine

You can install the SVP software on a Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit), Windows Server 2016 (64-bit) or Windows 10 Enterprise (64-bit) operating system running on a Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machine (VM).

Setting up the SVP locale

The SVP and storage management software support the English and Japanese languages.

If you intend to install the SVP software using a language other than English and Japanese, change the SVP's locale setting to reflect the appropriate language using the procedure for the Windows version installed on the SVP. For more information, see the instructions for your Windows operating system.

Network connection for Hyper-V

The following figure shows a high-level view of a Hyper-V VM implementation and migration in a non-clustered environment. In this example, eight Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G200 storage systems are connected to a Windows server designated Hyper-V1. The Hyper-V1 server is running eight instances of SVP VMs (one for each VSP G200 storage system) and is connected to a second Windows server (Hyper-V2) that is also running Hyper-V. Both the Hyper-V1 and Hyper-V2 servers have their own connection to a Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 storage system.

NoteThe Hyper-V server running the VM instance cannot be used with the storage system if it belongs to different subnets, and if a router or a firewall is filtering packets according to a defined condition. There is no distance limit between the server running the SVP application and the storage array being managed if they belong to the same subnet.

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Minimum requirements for Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 VM

A host that runs the SVP software on a customer-supplied Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 VM requires the following minimum requirements.

  • Hyper-V Server Windows 2012R supplied by the customer
  • Two quad core processors, Intel Xeon 2.29 GHz

  • One-port NIC
  • SVP guest OS
  • 32-GB RAM

The SVP guest (1 DKC) (maximum one DKC per SVP guest OS)

  • Two vCPUs
  • One virtual network adapter
  • 4-GB RAM
  • 120-GB disk space
  • One of the following 64-bit operating systems:
    • Windows 10 Professional
    • Windows 10 Enterprise
    • Windows Server 2012
    • Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Windows Server 2016

To use Hyper-V Manager successfully, you must first configure your hosts correctly. In particular, confirm that each host:

  • Is licensed for Windows 2012R2 OS.
  • Meets the shared storage requirements for Hyper-V Management.
  • Meets the networking requirements for Hyper-V Management.

Installing and Configuring Hyper-V on Windows 2012 R2 Server

When you install and configure a customer-supplied version of Microsoft Hyper-V on Windows 2012 R2 Server, you configure the virtual switch. A virtual switch allows VMs created on Hyper-V hosts to communicate with other computers. You can also configure the default stores. Default stores are default locations for storing virtual hard disk files and virtual configuration files.

In the following procedure, you will define virtual switch settings. However, you will accept the default settings for the default stores; you can specify different locations later by modifying the Hyper-V settings.

Procedure

  1. Go to Start Programs, and then click Administrative Tools Server Manager.

  2. In the Dashboard, click Add roles and features.

  3. In the left pane of the Add Roles and Features Wizard window, click Hyper-V Virtual Switches. Then check the appropriate Ethernet controller.

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  4. Accept the default Hyper-V Default Stores locations for storing files. If you need to change the locations later, do so by using the Hyper-V settings.

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Installing the SVP software on a guest OS

After you perform the host configuration, install the SVP software on a guest OS.

You install the SVP software using Hitachi Device Manager - Storage Navigator.

Procedure

  1. Double-click the Setup.exe file for Device Manager - Storage Navigator.

  2. When prompted, select a language and accept the license agreement.

  3. Accept the default directory or select a different one, and then click OK.

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  4. Select the IP addressing method (IPv4 or IPv5), enter the IP address of the SVP port connecting the SVP and the storage system, and then click Apply.

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  5. Complete the fields in the Add System window.

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    Field

    Description

    System Selection

    Select one of the following methods to discover the storage system.

    • Auto Discovery: Acquire the storage system information automatically. (default)
    • Manual: Specify the storage system manually.
    IP Address (CTL 1) Enter the IP address for controller 1. Accept the default IPv4 setting or select IPv6, and then enter the IP address in the appropriate format for the addressing method selected.
    IP Address (CTL 2) Enter the IP address for controller 2. Accept the default IPv4 setting or select IPv6, and then enter the IP address in the appropriate format for the addressing method selected.
    System Name Enter the display name of the storage system, up to 180 characters. Permitted characters are one-byte alphanumeric characters and symbols (# $ % & ' * + - . / = ? @ ^ _ ` { | } ~). You cannot use one-byte spaces.
    Description Enter the description of the storage system, up to 360 characters.
    User Name Enter a user name. Permitted characters are one-byte alphanumeric characters and symbols (# $ % & ' * + - . / = ? @ ^ _ ` { | } ~).
    Password Enter a password.
    Not start service after addition immediately2 Check if you do not want to start service after adding the storage system. (Default is unchecked.)

    1. Service personnel set the storage system information manually. User should not select Manual to set it.

    2. To register multiple storage systems, best practice is to check this check box for the settings so that they do not start services while they are added.

  6. When the target storage systems list window opens, click Apply.

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  7. Confirm that the storage system appears in the Storage Device List.

    GUID-86F05F95-2FE7-48AB-8886-BE56D0C7A146-low.png This completes the procedure for installing the SVP software on a guest OS. If you need to modify your configuration, refer to the instructions for installing the SVP on a VMware ESXi host.