Storage Sync for Hyper-V System Requirements

Operating Systems

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
  • Windows Server 2016

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 4GB RAM and 2 processor cores for Storage Sync for Hyper-V.

Network Settings

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.

Disk Allocation

There is a maximum storage of 16TB per each instance of Storage Sync. Storage can be allocated in increments of 1.8TB up to the 16TB limit. We recommend deploying multiple Storage Sync VMs if you need to access more than 16TB of storage at a specific office location.

Storage Sync Performance Categories Limits
Maximum Number of Mapped Users 2000
Maximum Number of Files and Folders on Local Disk 10 Million
Maximum Number of Concurrent Users Accessing the Network Drive 200





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.

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