Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) Deployment

Storage Spaces Direct uses industry-standard servers with local-attached drives to create highly available, highly scalable software-defined storage at a fraction of the cost of traditional SAN or NAS arrays. Its converged or hyper-converged architecture radically simplifies procurement and deployment, while features such as caching, storage tiers, and erasure coding, together with the latest hardware innovations such as RDMA networking and NVMe drives, deliver unrivaled efficiency and performance.

Before deployment please make sure to apply requirment and prerequsites

  1. Before you Start

  2. Hyper-V Cluster Design and Architecture


Step 1: Deploy Windows Server

Step 1.1: Install the operating system

  • Storage Spaces Direct requires Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition.
    • Server Core installation option, or Server with Desktop Experience

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Hyper-V Failover Cluster High Level Design & Architecture

High Level Design & Architecture




1.1      Hardware Requirements and Prerequisites

1.1.1       Host (Server)

  • Use a set of matching server host that contain the same or similar components.
  • CPU, RAM must be good enough for hosting VMs
  • A 64-bit processor with second level address translation (SLAT).
  • Virtualization support turned on in the BIOS or UEFI.
  • Hardware-assisted virtualization.
  • Hardware-enforced Data Execution Prevention (DEP)

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