Storage Sync for Hyper-V has been certified to work on the following host operating systems.
- Windows Server 2008
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2012
- Windows Server 2012 R2
Note: Hyper-V role on Windows is supported only on x86-64 variants of Windows.
If your Windows machine hosts a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system, please download Storage Sync for Hyper-V 2008. If your server hosts Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2, please download Storage Sync for Hyper-V 2012.
System Requirements for Enabling Hyper-V Role
Please refer to the Microsoft documentation on virtualization here.
Memory and CPU
We have tested and certified Storage Sync for Hyper-V on systems with Intel processor cores. For more information about optimizing performance of your host platform for Hyper-V, please click here.
We recommend that you allocate 4 GB RAM and 2 processor cores for Storage Sync for Hyper-V.
Microsoft recommends users install multiple Network Interface Cards (NIC) on the Hyper-V host machine. Microsoft also recommends that you associate your Hyper-V with a dedicated physical NIC card.
Microsoft has suggested that Hyper-V users disable TCP offloading for the Hyper-V VM’s associated NIC card to enhance Hyper-V network performance, but we recommend that you consult with Microsoft Support before making such changes.
There is a maximum storage of 16 TB per each instance of Storage Sync. Storage can be allocated in increments of 2 TB up to the 16 TB limit. We recommend deploying multiple Storage Sync VMs if you need to access more than 16 TB of storage at a specific office location.
Please note that these figures are approximations; sync times can vary greatly depending on factors like file size. For assistance with configuration of the Storage Sync device, please contact a Professional Services representative.
Update Anti-Virus Exclusion List
Some anti-virus software applications (such as TrendMicro AV and Forefront) prevent the deployment of virtual machines as part of their default security settings. Please configure your Windows host's anti-virus software to exclude “VHD” and “XML” file types. Click here to learn more about the effects of anti-virus software on a Hyper-V configuration.
Best Practices for Physical Servers Hosting Hyper-V
This technical article provides best practices for enabling the Microsoft Hyper-V role on Windows Server.