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  • HI There,

    Looking for advice. I want to create a Cluster on Azure virtual machines. How can i build shared iScsi storage? Would appreciate some experiences and best practices.

    Thanks

    Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:23 PM

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  • That would depend on the intended workload/clustered role.

    For example, SAP supports SOFS/S2D, Azure Files Premium, and Azure NetApp files (for both SMB and NFS)

    There are also third party solutions

    Btw. shared disks are currently in preview

    hth
    Marcin

    Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:44 PM
  • Thanks for the reply. It is for a generic service and shared files across the two nodes to ensure that the service stays available. I see shared disks are in preview but only limited to West US DC.

    Thanks for your help

    Tuesday, April 14, 2020 9:02 PM
  • Can you clarify why you need shared disk for a generic service?

    hth
    Marcin

    Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:21 PM
  • Hey,

    You can StarWind Virtual SAN as a shared storage for your Cluster in Azure. VSAN will create single shared storage pool, which can be connected via iSCSI on each node. The following guide will walk you through the configuration process: 

    https://www.starwindsoftware.com/resource-library/starwind-virtual-san-for-hyper-v-2-node-hyperconverged-scenario-with-windows-server-2016/

    StarWind solutions in Azure:

    https://www.starwindsoftware.com/starwind-solutions-in-azure


    Cheers,

    Alex Bykvoskyi

    StarWind Software

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    Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:03 PM
  • The service has dynamic resources that need to be available on the active node. the shared disk needs to travel when the service moves.

    Wednesday, April 15, 2020 8:10 AM
  • Test if Azure Files meet your requirements - if not consider using a third party product like the one from StarWind or SIOS 

    hth
    Marcin

    Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:32 AM
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    Wednesday, April 22, 2020 5:13 AM
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    Monday, April 27, 2020 3:45 PM
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