Drives on RAID controller for S2D

Chris Leit 0 Reputation points
2023-06-02T20:44:59.18+00:00

Dear community,

following this article https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/windows-server/high-availability/enable-support-using-raid-controllers I tried to enable Cluster S2D for my RAID drives with this registry key. After that Get-PhysicalDisk Shows that the drives are "CanPool" = "True"

When I try to Enable-ClusterStorageSpacesDirect I always get an error that my bustype is not supported. Thanks for your support.

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  1. Limitless Technology 44,101 Reputation points
    2023-06-05T11:43:58.8766667+00:00

    Hello Chris,

    Thank you for your question and for reaching out with your question today.

    You can check the compatibility requirements here:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/windows-server-docs/storage/storage-spaces/storage-spaces-direct-hardware-requirements

    If you remove the unsupported drives, you should be able to complete the command.

    If the reply was helpful, please don’t forget to upvote or accept as answer.

    Best regards.


  2. Alex Bykovskyi 1,846 Reputation points
    2023-06-05T21:00:34.52+00:00

    Hey,

    It is not possible to use drives with "RAID" bus type to create S2D. You will need to use HBA, which allow Windows to connect to drives directly. Check for more information: https://www.starwindsoftware.com/blog/resolving-enable-clusters2d-bus-type-support-issue-on-some-storage-controllers

    In case you don't have an option to replace RAID controller with HBA, you can use StarWind VSAN. It can be used to create replicated storage pool for Failover Cluster. https://www.starwindsoftware.com/starwind-virtual-san

    Cheers,  
    Alex Bykovskyi  
    StarWind Software  
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