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SVP overview

The Service Processor (SVP) 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 is available as a physical (bare-metal) 1U management server or as a 64-bit software application provided by Hitachi Vantara. The physical SVP server and the SVP software applications are supported in the environments shown in the following table.

For the latest interoperability updates and details, see the SVP (Service Processor) OS and Hypervisor support for Gx00, Fx00 report at https://support.hitachivantara.com/en_us/interoperability.html.

Table 1: Service processor (with Windows 10 Enterprise)
Operating system Server/virtual machine Minimum SVP version Notes and additional requirements
Windows 7 Professional VMware ESXi 6.0.0 88-01-02-x0/00 -

KVM on Oracle Linux 7.2

(3.8.13-98.7.1.el7uek.x86_64, qemu-kvm-1.5.3-105.el7.x86_64)

88-01-02-x0/001
Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 VMware ESXi 6.0.0(Update 2) Cluster 88-01-02-x0/001 -
Windows 2012 r2 Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 88-01-02-x0/001 -
Windows 10 Enterprise Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 88-01-02-x0/001 -

Note:

1"x" of SVP version shows model, '6' is "VSP G900 and VSP F900" or "VSP G700 and VSP F700" or "VSP G370 and VSP F370, '2' is "VSP G350 and VSP F350".

Table 2: Service processor (with Windows 7)
Operating system Server/virtual machine Minimum SVP version Notes and additional requirements
Windows 7 Professional Bare metal installation (see requirements) 83-01-03-x0/00 -
VMware ESXi 6.0.0 83-03-02-x0/00 -
KVM on Oracle Linux 7.2 83-03-23-x0/00 OS kernel version for Oracle Linux: 3.8.13-98.7.1.el7uek.x86_64
OS kernel version for KVM: qemu-kvm-1.5.3-105.el7.x86_64
Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 VMware ESXi 6.0 U2 83-03-23-x0/00 Cluster is supported.
Windows Server 2012

Bare metal installation (see requirements)

VMWare ESXi 6.0 U2

83-01-03-x0/00 -
Windows Server 2012 R2 Bare metal installation (see requirements) 83-01-03-x0/00 -
Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 83-04-02-x0/00 -
VMWare ESXi 6.0 U2
Windows 10 Professional Bare metal installation (see requirements) 83-04-02-x0/00 -
Windows 10 Enterprise Bare metal installation (see requirements) 83-04-02-x0/00 -
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2016 Bare metal installation (see requirements) 83-04-27-x0/00 -
83-04-47-x0/00 -

The bare metal servers must meet the following requirements.

Item Specification
Processor: One core with hyper-threading, two cores without hyper-threading

Processor performance comparable to Celeron 1.6 GHz

Random-access memory: 3.5 GB per storage system
Hard drive capacity: 120 GB per storage system
LAN connection: One 1000Base-T

The following table lists SVP VM requirements.

VM platform Requirements Corresponding SVP guest OS
ESX Server VMware ESXi server 6.0

Two quad core processors, Intel Xeon 2.29 GHz

One port network interface card (NIC)

32 GB RAM

SVP Guest OS (maximum one DKC per SVP guest OS)

Two virtual CPUs

One virtual network adapter

4 GB RAM

120 GB disk space

Linux KVM Server Oracle Linux 7.2

Two quad core processors, Intel Xeon 2.29 GHz

One-port NIC

128 GB RAM

Same as ESX Server
Hyper-V Server Hyper-V server 2012 R2

Two quad core processors, Intel Xeon 2.29 GHz

One port NIC

32 GB RAM

Same as ESX Server
NoteOnly one storage array (DKC) can be managed per SVP software instance. Only one SVP software instance can be installed per OS instance. However, multiple virtual machines that each run their own OS/SVP software instance can be installed on a physical server. Other software is not supported when run in the same OS instance with the SVP software.