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 Can G300/700/900 series arrays be run and managed without SVPs?

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Bill Ruehl posted 01-28-2020 14:37

Given the recent issues with Hitachi supplied SVPs being woefully underpowered, we are looking at other options for management of our G series arrays. Those series of arrays are monitored via Hi-Track monitor, so the need for a traditional SVP for call home shouldn't be there. My question is whether HSA or HiCommand can manage the rest of the functionality that normally gets done via Storage Navigator on the SVP.

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Roberto Seldner

Can G300/700/900 series arrays be run and managed without SVPs?

Yes. The SVP is technically optional. You can use HSA, HCS, or CCI to manage multiple arrays. You can also use HSA Embedded, which is already running the controllers, to manage an individual system. See the Product Overview for Hitachi VSP G/F350, G/F370, G/F700, G/F900 and Hitachi Storage Advisor Embedded Guide. Some features/operations may require Device Manager (either HCS's HDvM or Storage Navigator) though.


...Hitachi supplied SVPs being woefully underpowered...

Haven't heard of this being an issue; but if you'd like, you can configure your own server or virtual machine with beefier specs to function as an SVP. Check out Chapters 5 through 8 of the Service Processor Technical Reference

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Bill Ruehl

We've had quite a few issues with hanging SVPs that require a hard power off to reset, we are looking into the virtual SVPs, but internal processes mean that it may take months to get them setup. Do you know if there is a way to run a VASA provider for an array without an SVP for ESX vVOL utilization?