WSFC on Azure

Mohammed Thahif BK 291 Reputation points
2020-09-04T13:06:35.273+00:00

Hello ,

I am planning to deploy a 2 node failover cluster( servers in 2 AZs) for our application workload. For the shared storage planning to make use ANF( azure netapp files) mounted as SMB share and use cloud witness as file share witness.

will this solution work?
I know, there is storage spaces direct(S2D) , wanted to know if above solution works or if not , what challenges it would pose?

Azure NetApp Files
Azure NetApp Files
An Azure service that provides enterprise-grade file shares powered by NetApp.
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  1. Sumarigo-MSFT 30,991 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2020-09-15T10:26:58.877+00:00

    @Mohammed Thahif BK Firstly, apologies for the delay in responding here and any inconvenience this issue may have caused.

    If you are still looking for the insight, please refer to the below document and also I couldn't reproduce the issue in my lab, May I know what exactly are you trying to accomplish ?

    Azure NetApp Files supports creating volumes using NFS (NFSv3 and NFSv4.1), SMBv3, or dual protocol (NFSv3 and SMB). A volume's capacity consumption counts against its pool's provisioned capacity. This article shows you how to create an SMBv3 volume. see here https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-netapp-files/azure-netapp-files-create-volumes-smb

    You can also refer to FAQs of Azure NetApp files on SMB: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-netapp-files/azure-netapp-files-faqs#smb-faqs
    [Getting Started with Azure NetApp File Services for SMB Shares][1]

    If the above articles doesn't help your scenario, I wish to engage with you offline for a closer look and provide a quick and specialized assistance, please send an email with subject line “Attn:subm” to AzCommunity[at]Microsoft[dot]com referencing this thread and the Azure subscription ID, I will follow-up with you**.Looking forward for your reply!**

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