Possible to create StorSimple Virtual Array on a Azure VM (with hyperV) enabled? RRS feed

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  • Hello StorSimple team,

    We're attempting to do a POC of StorSimple Virtual Array for a client.

    For various compliance & regulatory reasons, we don't have access to their on-premises environment. And we don't have an on-premises environment of our own. 

    To work around this, we're attempting to create a StorSimple Virtual Array on an Azure VM itself. 

    1: First we created an Azure VM capable of nested virtualization and enabled the Hyper-V role on it. 

    2: Then we created a guest VM on it with the necessary virtual arryay image (vhdx file). 

    3: Then we used the 'set-hcsipaddress' cmdlet to configure the IP address, but are having issues with reaching the gateway. 

    4: Also we're unable to register this virutal array with azure StorSimple (using the registration key from portal). 

    Is this scenario even supported? If so, can someone help us troubleshoot the errors (screenshots provided). 



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    Friday, March 15, 2019 12:27 PM

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  • Apologies for the delay!  

    For your environment I would recommended you try the setup which is mentioned in this article

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


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    Monday, March 18, 2019 6:33 AM
  • Thanks, we've already created this setup, as mentioned in my opening email.

    But we're hitting issues with the set-hcsipaddress' cmdlet while configuring the IP address, gateway etc (screenshot in earlier email).

    Can you please help troubleshoot?



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    Monday, March 18, 2019 10:18 AM
  • This may require a deeper investigation, so If you have a support plan, I request you file a support ticket, else please do let us know, we will try and help you get a one-time free technical support. In this case, could you send an email toAzCommunity[at]Microsoft[dot]com referencing this thread. Please mention "ATTN subm" in the subject field. Thank you for your cooperation on this matter and look forward to your reply.

    Monday, March 18, 2019 3:01 PM