Installation process

Snapshot Administration Guide for Hitachi NAS Platform

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During installation, the installation program automatically installs the correct 32-bit or 64-bit executable for the operating system, and the installation program also installs:
  • The Manage NAS Server Connections utility, which allows you to specify each NAS server or cluster that you want to be able to access using VSS. A shortcut is placed in the Start menu for easy access to the utility.
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Redistributable runtime library, which is used by the VSS Hardware Provider. After installation this library is listed in the Add or Remove Programs Control Panel as Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable. You can display the version number in the Control Panel by highlighting the application, and clicking the Click here for support information link.
On the last dialog of the installation program, select Manage Hitachi NAS Platform/High-performance NAS Platform connections for VSS provider to start the Manage NAS Server Connections utility. If you choose to configure your server connections at a later time, access the utility through the Start menu (NAS Platform VSS Hardware Provider). If you receive a message prompting you to restart your computer to complete the installation, you must reboot before using the Manage NAS Server Connections utility.
Note: If a previous version of the NAS Platform VSS Hardware Provider is already present on the VSS host, we recommend that you uninstall it before installing the new version. Before installing a new version or uninstalling a previous version, be sure there are no active connections open between the VSS Hardware Provider and the NAS Platform. You can uninstall the application through the Windows Start menu.