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8 Virtual Service Processor
Deploying the Virtual SP
You can deploy the VSP on VMware by importing an OVF file or import into Hyper-V by using a
script. The following sections describe each procedure.
Do not install the VSP on a host that is using storage from the same StoreServ 7000
array as the SP manages. Doing so may lead to the inability to properly manage the array when
connectivity to the storage is unavailable. Provision the VSP on a VMware or Hyper-V server, and
make sure that the VSP uses the local boot disk of the assigned VMware or Hyper-V server and
does not boot from the StoreServ 7000 LUNs.
VMware vMotion, Microsoft Hyper-V Live Migration, and Microsoft Hyper-V Quick
Migration are not supported. Do not use vMotion, Live Migration, or Quick Migration to migrate
the VSP from one physical server to another. Using these applications may cause communication
failure and interrupt system service.
For information about the system requirements and installation process for Microsoft Hyper-V, see
the Hyper-V Getting Started Guide:
For information about the system requirements and installation process for VMware vSphere, see
the VMware vSphere Documentation:
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Deploying the Virtual SP by Using VMware
Start the VMware vSphere Client, and then select the IP address of the vSphere Server from
the IP address / Name list.
Enter the user name and password, and then click Login.
On the File menu, click Deploy OVF Template.
Select the OVF file that you want to deploy, and then click Open. The Deploy OVF Wizard
On the Source screen, make sure that the correct file is entered in the Deploy from a file or
URL field, and then click Next.
The OVF Template Details screen appears, providing OVF file-related information. Click Next.
On the Name and Location screen, you can change the name of the virtual SP (the default
name is the same as the name of the OVF file). Then, click Next.
On the Disk Format screen, click to select the type of provisioning you want (thin provisioning
is the default), and then click Next.
On the Ready to Complete screen, make sure that the Power on after deployment check box
is selected, and then click Finish. The deployment will take approximately 40 minutes to
VMware vMotion is not a supported application. Do not use vMotion to migrate the
VSP from one physical server to another. Using vMotion may cause communication failure and
interrupt system service.
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