Assign a private address for Failover Cluster File Serve role

SenhorDolas 1,191 Reputation points
2022-04-13T14:02:12.033+00:00

Hi Everyone,

I built Failover Cluster in Azure with File Server role (File Server for general use) with shared disks.

In order to create the File Server role I ran this PowerShell:

    add-clusterfileserverrole -Storage "Cluster Disk 1" -name FileServer -StaticAddress 10.100.10.25 -cluster FileServerCluster01 -verbose

This command completed fine.

My question is about that IP 10.100.10.25, this was a free IP address (I ran a ping scan) from that subnet and I am using it manually here.
Will this IP be removed from Azure DHCP so it's not assigned to a NIC?

Thanks, M

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  1. Andreas Baumgarten 100.1K Reputation points MVP
    2022-04-15T22:39:54.447+00:00

    Hi @SenhorDolas ,

    as you run the command inside of the VM on OS-level there will be no reservation created in Azure DHCP.

    Here are 2 links which might be helpful:
    https://clusteringformeremortals.com/2018/09/21/step-by-step-configuring-a-file-server-cluster-in-azure-that-spans-availability-zones/
    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/itops-talk-blog/creating-a-traditional-windows-server-failover-cluster-in-azure/ba-p/1564548

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    Andreas Baumgarten

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  1. SenhorDolas 1,191 Reputation points
    2022-04-27T10:08:30.057+00:00

    **I go the answer in the end: Azure Load Balancer
    For future googlers:
    Failover Cluster in Azure with Shared Disks using File Server for Gen purpose needs an Azure Load Balancer to front the File Server Role IP Address.
    This will give you an idea of what to do:
    https://clusteringformeremortals.com/2018/09/21/step-by-step-configuring-a-file-server-cluster-in-azure-that-spans-availability-zones/
    Thanks ! @) **strong text****

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