Installer options

The StarWind installer supports the following command-line options:

Unattended setup mode.

Unattended setup mode. Installation progress window is not displayed.

Change default directory for installation.

/LICENSEKEY=”path to license file”
Installs product license from the file.

Causes Setup to create a log file. Can be used without filename, log file will be created in user’s TEMP directory.

Installer skips reboot if it needs it. It will finish with exit code 8 if system restart is needed.

Skips any additional questions from installer. For example, if file is use or any other messages.

/COMPONENTS=”comma separated list of component names”
Overrides default component settings.

Current list of components:List of components for typical installation on the server:

  • service – StarWind VSAN server.
  • service\haprocdriver – HA Processor Driver, it is used to support devices that have been created with older versions of the Software.
  • service\starflb – Loopback Accelerator, it is used with Windows 2012 and upper versions to accelerate iSCSI operation when client resides on the same machine as server.
  • service\starportdriver – StarPort driver that is required for operation of Mirror devices.
  • gui – Management Console;
  • StarWindXDll – StarWindX COM object;
  • StarWindXDll\powerShellEx – StarWindX PowerShell module

List of components for typical installation on the server:
“service,StarWindXDll,StarWindXDll\powerShellEx” (VMware ESXi or Hyper-V Compute&Storage Separate scenarios)
“service,service\starflb,StarWindXDll,StarWindXDll\powerShellEx” (Hyper-V Hyperconverged scenario)

List of components for typical installation on the management machine:

Sample command line for installation:
StarWind.exe /silent /components=”service,StarWindXDll” /licensekey=”d:\server_lic.swk”


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