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Software Requirements


Please make sure you meet the following software requirements for the Virtual Storage Console for Apache CloudStack:

  • The minimum supported version for Apache CloudStack (ACS) or Citrix CloudPlatform (CCP) is 4.3
  • The versions of clustered Data ONTAP supported by the VSC are 8.2 and 8.2.1.  Please note that Data ONTAP operating in 7-mode is not supported
  • ACS or CCP should be installed on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 or CentOS 6.4 server
  • The hypervisors currently supported are:
    • VMware ESXi 5.1
    • VMware ESXi 5.1 Update1
    • VMware ESXi 5.5
    • Citrix XenServer 6.1
    • Citrix XenServer 6.2

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Is 7-mode support on the project plan at all or will this be clustered only?  I got all excited about the VSC for ASC until I read this. 


That is correct, 7-mode is indeed not currently supported.  Just to satisfy my own personal curiosity, do you have any plans to upgrade to cDOT?

Regardless, you are not the first person to ask about this, so your concern will be noted.


// David


Not in the near future. We just got our new filer last year so unless

there is an easy upgrade path to cDOT I can't see us changing over.

Maybe when we replace the filer with a new one. cDOT brings us no real

benefits and a large re-learning curve.