Support for StorSimple

Help and support for StorSimple. Links to technical solutions, downloads and answers to top issues.

Support options and resources

Self-support options

IT Professionals: StorSimple support resources
This online help website is the primary resource for IT Professionals providing links to technical resources including articles, webcasts, videos, blogs and community forums. A login for this site is required. Please contact support if you do not have a login to this site.

Ask the community

How do I upgrade my StorSimple appliance to the latest version of the firmware and software?
The latest software and firmware version is 2.1.1.455, released in June 2014. Instructions for upgrading and links to download the current upgrade packages are available at our Online Help site. Release notes for this update are available here.

If your appliance is currently running software / firmware older than version 2.1.1.325 and you wish to upgrade, please contact technical support. Upgrading from a version prior to .325 will require assistance from the support team, since a very specific upgrade sequence must be followed to avoid the risk of system downtime.

If your StorSimple appliance is running software version 2.1.1.325 or lower, or if it was running version 2.1.1.325 or lower when it was purchased and installed, a disk firmware update may be required. To verify whether a disk firmware update is needed or to plan and schedule an upgrade with the support team, please open a support case using this link. A guide to the disk firmware upgrade process, including a prerequisite checklist, is available at our Online Help site.

How do I configure my StorSimple appliance?
For instructions on setting up a brand new appliance: StorSimple System Quick Start Guide.
For information on using the Web User Interface to manage your appliance: Web UI User Guide.
For information on using the StorSimple Data Protection Console: DPC User Guide.
For information about the StorSimple SharePoint Data Optimizer: SSDO Quick Start Guide.

How do I access the software downloads page at the StorSimple Online Help site?
You will need an account to sign into our Online Help site in order to access software downloads and other protected areas of the site. To request an Online Help account, please visit the Microsoft support site for StorSimple and open a case with our technical support team.

I need assistance with my StorSimple appliance. How do I contact technical support?
Please visit the Microsoft support site for StorSimple to open a case with our technical support team.
For critical issues impacting a production appliance or server, please call the Microsoft support line for your location. Support phone numbers are listed here. Please note that for high-severity support requests, you or another contact from your company must be immediately available to work with our support team on troubleshooting.

Are any Knowledge Base articles available for the StorSimple product?
The StorSimple Support team has published a number of KB articles related to StorSimple questions and common issues. Below is a list of the articles that are currently available for StorSimple.
How to set up the Microsoft Multipath I/O feature for StorSimple volumes in Windows Server 2008 R2
How to connect to Microsoft Azure StorSimple Appliance from Linux-based computers
Connectivity issues when you try to connect StorSimple to ESX Server
“Oops” error when you log on to the WebUI for a StorSimple appliance by using LDAP

Get technical support

Get Microsoft technical support
To contact a Microsoft support professional, click on the link above. We’ll ask you a few questions to help us determine what your support options are. The support options may include email, on-line submission or phone support.

To learn more about related products or topics, click on a topic listed below.

Last Review : June 10, 2014