Physical service processor connections

Virtual Storage Platform G130 Hardware Reference Guide

Version
88-08-0x
88-07-0x
88-06-0x
Audience
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Part Number
MK-97G130004-01

The SVP is available as an optional, physical device provided by Hitachi Vantara or as a virtual guest host running on customer-provided ESX servers and VM/OS licenses and media. The SVP provides error detection and reporting and supports diagnostic and maintenance activities involving the storage system.

In a VSP G130 configuration, both the storage system and the SVP reside on the same private network segment of your local-area network (LAN). The management console PC used to administer the system must also reside on the same private network segment.

Physical SVP connectivity requires all of the following:
  • A static IP address for the SVP that is on the same network segment as the storage system.
  • One Ethernet connection from each controller to separate LAN ports on the SVP.
  • One Ethernet connection to your network switch.
  • At least one management console PC on the same network segment as the SVP and storage system.
Note: The SVP running Windows 10 operating system does not provide a way to disable Spanning Tree Protocol (STP). If your network has BPDU enabled to prevent loops, connect the user LAN port on controllers 1 and 2 to an Ethernet switch instead of connecting them to SVP LAN 3 and LAN 4 ports.

Virtual SVP connectivity requires all of the following:

ESX Server
  • VMware ESXi server 6.x
  • 2 quad core processors, Intel Xeon 2.29 GHz
  • 1-port NIC
  • SVP guest OS (2 DKCs)
  • 32 GB RAM
SVP Guest OS (1 DKC)
  • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise
  • 2 x vCPU
  • 1 virtual network adapter
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 120 GB disk space