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  • Question

  • Hi Team,

    Could anyone help me in configuring Azure Disk for 10Vm's which are in an availability set.

    2 Vm's are part of cluster service and the remaining 8 vm's are part of same availability.

    For 2 servers which runs cluster service, we are able to share the disks between them. However, on the other 8 VM's which are part of same availability, can we have the disks shared between them. 


    Tuesday, March 10, 2020 2:07 PM

Answers

  • Not as far as I understand, unless you resort to third-party solutions, such as SIOS DataKeeper

    hth
    Marcin

    • Marked as answer by Vivan RA Friday, March 13, 2020 3:09 AM
    Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:37 AM
  • Instead of availability set you can try in proximity placement group. All virtual machines sharing a disk must be deployed in the same proximity placement groups.

    You can associate an Availability Set with a Proximately Placement Group. Please see guidance here: https://docs.microsoft.com/.... Note that during limited preview you can only use Availability Set with FD = 1. In addition, Azure Shared Disks do not support mounting across AZs. Please reach out to us at SharedDiskFeedback@microsoft .com 

    While Windows “Shared Disk Failover Cluster” is not yet supported for Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines, 3rd-party software SIOS Datakeeper can be used as an alternative. As a sample use case, this post describes how to make a file share highly available.

    Customer-managed keys for Azure managed disks (preview)

    Customer-managed keys are also available for managing encryption of Azure managed disks (preview). Customer-managed keys behave differently for managed disks than for Azure Storage resources. For more information, see Server side encryption of Azure managed disks for Windows or Server side encryption of Azure managed disks for Linux.

    Hope this helps! 

    Kindly let us know if the above helps or you need further assistance on this issue.
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    Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:48 AM

All replies

  • Azure VMs, in general, do not facilitate disk sharing - so that's expected

    Are you referring to the preview feature described in https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/disks-shared ?

    hth
    Marcin

    Tuesday, March 10, 2020 2:37 PM
  • Yes Marcin, is there an alternate. I am using P40 premium size disk. 

    

    

    Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:32 AM
  • Not as far as I understand, unless you resort to third-party solutions, such as SIOS DataKeeper

    hth
    Marcin

    • Marked as answer by Vivan RA Friday, March 13, 2020 3:09 AM
    Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:37 AM
  • Instead of availability set you can try in proximity placement group. All virtual machines sharing a disk must be deployed in the same proximity placement groups.

    You can associate an Availability Set with a Proximately Placement Group. Please see guidance here: https://docs.microsoft.com/.... Note that during limited preview you can only use Availability Set with FD = 1. In addition, Azure Shared Disks do not support mounting across AZs. Please reach out to us at SharedDiskFeedback@microsoft .com 

    While Windows “Shared Disk Failover Cluster” is not yet supported for Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines, 3rd-party software SIOS Datakeeper can be used as an alternative. As a sample use case, this post describes how to make a file share highly available.

    Customer-managed keys for Azure managed disks (preview)

    Customer-managed keys are also available for managing encryption of Azure managed disks (preview). Customer-managed keys behave differently for managed disks than for Azure Storage resources. For more information, see Server side encryption of Azure managed disks for Windows or Server side encryption of Azure managed disks for Linux.

    Hope this helps! 

    Kindly let us know if the above helps or you need further assistance on this issue.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Do click on "Mark as Answer" and Upvote on the post that helps you, this can be beneficial to other community members.

    Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:48 AM
  • @Vivan RA  Just checking in to see if the above answer helped. If this answers your query, do click “Mark as Answer” and Up-Vote for the same, which might be beneficial to other community members reading this thread. And, if you have any further query do let us know.
    Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:49 AM